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Unique identifier OMICS_05222
Name XplorMed
Interface Web user interface
Restrictions to use None
Input data A PubMed query or a file containing a set of abstracts.
Computer skills Basic
Stability Stable
Maintained No


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Literature Retrieval and Mining in Bioinformatics: State of the Art and Challenges

Adv Bioinformatics
PMCID: 3388278
PMID: 22778730
DOI: 10.1155/2012/573846

[…] n “top five & more” is a most helpful feature for answering questions or reducing the big initial result to a smaller set of relevant publications in one click. XploreMed (http://www.ogic.ca/projects/xplormed/) filters PubMed results according to the eight main MeSH (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/) categories and then extracts topic keywords and their cooccurrences, with the goal of extracting abstr […]


AGRA: analysis of gene ranking algorithms

PMCID: 3072556
PMID: 21349873
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr097

[…] can quickly compute the association strengths between a query and different types of biomedical concepts based on their textual co-occurrence statistics (). While other similar systems exist, such as XplorMed (), MedlineR (), LitMiner () and Anii (), FACTA was chosen because of its ability to pre-index words and concepts, which result in fast, real-time responses of the system. AGRA needs to proce […]


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

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

[…] rs. Like Hakia, ClusterMed is a proprietary product from a commercial company (Vivisimo) that specializes in enterprise search platforms. Thus, how the filters are selected is not known to the public.XplorMed () not only organizes results by MeSH classes, it also allows users to explore the subject and words of interest. Specifically, it first returns a coarse level clustering of results using MeS […]


FACTA: a text search engine for finding associated biomedical concepts

PMCID: 2572701
PMID: 18772154
DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btn469

[…] Bank and Swiss-Prot. It covers many types of biomedical concepts including diseases, genes/proteins, drugs, metabolites, SNPs, pathways and tissues. Systems that provide similar functionality include XplorMed (Perez-Iratxeta et al., ), MedlineR (Lin et al., ), LitMiner (Maier et al., ) and Anii (Jelier et al., ).Although these applications are useful in exploring such information in the literature […]


PubFinder: a tool for improving retrieval rate of relevant PubMed abstracts

Nucleic Acids Res
PMCID: 1160190
PMID: 15980583
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gki429

[…] y of new publications, report literature or other sources of information on subjects in which the users have specified their interest. The performance of these services has been recently reviewed (). XplorMed () () is a web tool that aids MEDLINE searching by summarizing the subjects contained in the results of a PubMed keyword search. Liu and Altman describe a program for incremental updates of a […]


Ranking the whole MEDLINE database according to a large training set using text indexing

BMC Bioinformatics
PMCID: 1274266
PMID: 15790421
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-6-75

[…] te number of 100 times in our training set of 81,416 references (~0.1%).We scored MEDLINE references based on the average score of all keywords in their abstract and title (this is the method used in XplorMed []). Words without a score (because they were present less than 100 times in the training set) were not taken into account. For comparison, scores of the top five, or the top ten keywords wer […]


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XplorMed institution(s)
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany; Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany; University of Malaga, Facultad de CC. Campus de Teatinos, Malaga, Spain

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