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Unique identifier OMICS_05217
Name MScanner
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Computer skills Basic
Stability No
Maintained No


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Text mining for neuroanatomy using WhiteText with an updated corpus and a new web application

Front Neuroinform
PMCID: 4439553
PMID: 26052282
DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2015.00013

[…] The online MScanner tool was used to find connectivity abstracts outside of the JCN (Poulter et al., ). MScanner is not domain specific, but instead uses supervised learning to search PubMed for related articles […]


MeSH indexing based on automatically generated summaries

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 3706357
PMID: 23802936
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-14-208

[…] ted. Machine learning based on previously indexed citations might help to overcome this problem.A growing body of work approaches retrieval of MEDLINE citations as a classification task. For example, MScanner classifies all MEDLINE citations as relevant to a set of positive examples submitted by a user or not [], and Kastrin et al. [] determine the likelihood of MEDLINE citations, topical relevanc […]


Deciphering the transcriptional regulation of microRNA genes in humans with ACTLocater

Nucleic Acids Res
PMCID: 3592406
PMID: 22941648
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gks821

[…] in the accessible reference regions (referred to as HMR accessible alignments) from the Human/Mouse/Rat genome alignments. Finally, we identified TFBSs in HMR accessible alignments by CScanner and/or MScanner (details in ‘Materials and Methods’ section).Initially, the search area contained 9750 conserved sequence blocks (∼1.45 Mb human DNA sequences). When restricted to the accessible chromatin re […]


PubMed and beyond: a survey of web tools for searching biomedical literature

PMCID: 3025693
PMID: 21245076
DOI: 10.1093/database/baq036

[…] erms of its functionality. The major difference is that it uses MEDLINE annotations (MeSH and journal identifiers) instead of words (nouns) in the abstract when doing the classification. As a result, Mscanner is able to process documents faster but it cannot process articles with incomplete or missing annotations.eTBLAST () is capable of identifying relevancy by finding documents similar to the in […]


Linking genes to literature: text mining, information extraction, and retrieval applications for biology

Genome Biol
PMCID: 2559992
PMID: 18834499
DOI: 10.1186/gb-2008-9-s2-s8

[…] clear need for personalized literature recommender systems and text-mining systems that can provide for each scientist the information that he or she is particularly interested in []. Systems such as Mscanner, which classify the literature based on a collection of user defined PubMed articles, constitute a step in this direction []. […]

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UCT NBN Node, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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