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Mining the literature: new methods to exploit keyword profiles

Miguel A Andrade-Navarro

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Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Robert-Rössle-Str. 10, 13125, Berlin, Germany

Genome Medicine 2012, 4:81  doi:10.1186/gm382

Published: 30 October 2012


Bibliographic records in the PubMed database of biomedical literature are annotated with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) by curators, which summarize the content of the articles. Two recent publications explain how to generate profiles of MeSH terms for a set of bibliographic records and to use them to define any given concept by its associated literature. These concepts can then be related by their keyword profiles, and this can be used, for example, to detect new associations between genes and inherited diseases.

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Data mining; databases; genes; disease; drugs