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Title

TPX: Biomedical literature search made easy

 

Authors

Thomas Joseph, Vangala G Saipradeep, Ganesh Sekar Venkat Raghavan, Rajgopal Srinivasan*, Aditya Rao, Sujatha Kotte & Naveen Sivadasan#

 

Affiliation

TCS Innovation Labs - Hyderabad, Tata Consultancy Services, 1, Software Units Layout, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500081, INDIA; # Current affiliation: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Ordnance Factory Estate, Yeddumailaram 502205, India

 

Email

raj@atc.tcs.com; *Corresponding author

 

Article Type

Software

 

Date

Received May 29, 2012; Accepted June 08, 2012; Published June 28, 2012

Abstract

TPX is a web-based PubMed search enhancement tool that enables faster article searching using analysis and exploration features. These features include identification of relevant biomedical concepts from search results with linkouts to source databases, concept based article categorization, concept assisted search and filtering, query refinement. A distinguishing feature here is the ability to add user-defined concept names and/or concept types for named entity recognition. The tool allows contextual exploration of knowledge sources by providing concept association maps derived from the MEDLINE repository. It also has a full-text search mode that can be configured on request to access local text repositories, incorporating entity co-occurrence search at sentence/paragraph levels. Local text files can also be analyzed on-the-fly.

 

Availability

http://tpx.atc.tcs.com/

 

Keywords

PubMed search, text-mining, concept identification, biomedical literature, concept association, concept-assisted search, ontology based dictionaries.

 

Citation

Joseph et al. Bioinformation 8(12): 578-580 (2012)

Edited by

P Kangueane

 

ISSN

0973-2063

 

Publisher

Biomedical Informatics

 

Copyright

Publisher

 

Copyright Transfer Agreement

The authors of published articles in Bioinformation automatically transfer the copyright to the publisher upon formal acceptance. However, the authors reserve right to use the information contained in the article for non commercial purposes.

 

License

This is an open-access article, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original author and source are credited.