Example of use of XplorMed - Page 6

Example of use of XplorMed

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Now, we will be presented a window with series of related words. They will be ordered so that the first would be at the top of a hierarchy of dependence, the second would depend on the first, and so on. The number on the left indicates the actual number of abstracts where the words of the chain appear together (see Figure 6a).

Figure 6a. Chains of related words ranked by the number of abstracts where they are present.
Figure 6a. Chains of related words ranked by the number of abstracts where they are present. One or many can be selected for the next step, or, alternatively, one can type a series of words in the window below.

Here, the user can select a set of abstracts based on one or more word chains. The selected word chains (plus some of the words hanging strongly to the last word of the chain) will be used as selectors in order to evaluate the abstracts of the query. That is why this step is really dependent on the user interests.

In this example, we discovered that there is a heparin binding domain in the protein app. Going further we select the chain 'protein, domain'. As we are dealing with proteins we tick also the SwissProt box.


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