[Announce] IBM AnatomyLens: Semantic Search over PubMed


I am a researcher at IBM Research working on SHER [1], a highly
scalable OWL reasoner.  We've recently released an IBM Alphaworks
service known as AnatomyLens (based on SHER) which provides search
over annotations of PubMed articles and GOA annotations using the GO
(gene ontology) and FMA (Foundational Model of Anatomy) ontologies.

Here's a brief description:

Anatomy Lens is a search engine that helps scientists hone in on
PubMed articles most relevant to their research. Users enter anatomy
terms, MeSH terms, and biological processes as search keywords.
Anatomy Lens is more precise and has better recall than text search.
For example, for the query Alzheimer's, brain, neuron development,
Anatomy Lens will match Alzheimer's articles that discuss dendrite
development in the hippocampus, whereas a standard text search will
only find articles containing the queried keywords explicitly and
might also find articles that are unrelated (such as articles about
neuron development in the spine).

Here's a URL to try it: https://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/anatomylens/

Here's a URL demonstrating the basics of AnatomyLens:

Any feedback/comments are welcome.  Thanks!

[1] http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_projects.nsf/pages/iaa.index.html

 Aditya Kalyanpur
 Intelligent Application Analysis
 IBM TJ Watson Research Center
 Hawthorne NY

Received on Wednesday, 16 April 2008 14:48:35 UTC