BioText Search Engine: Beyond abstract search

  • Hearst M
  • Divoli A
  • Guturu H
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Abstract

Summary: The BioText Search Engine is a freely available Web-based application that provides biologists with new ways to access the scientific literature. One novel feature is the ability to search and browse article figures and their captions. A grid view juxtaposes many different figures associated with the same keywords, providing new insight into the literature. An abstract/title search and list view shows at a glance many of the figures associated with each article. The interface is carefully designed according to usability principles and techniques. The search engine is a work in progress, and more functionality will be added over time.

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Authors

  • Preslav NakovQatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU

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  • Marti A. Hearst

  • Anna Divoli

  • H. Harendra Guturu

  • Alex Ksikes

  • Michael A. Wooldridge

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