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Clustering search engines: a review

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Xerox was one of the first companies to work on clustering services in the early 2000’s, in their Research center in Grenoble (France).

Many changes happened since then, in the clustering search services: Kartoo, among others, has disappeared.

The authors gives here a good overview of current systems which may allow you to try a more efficient search on the web.

Youngkin, Andrew. Clustering search strategies: an overview and update. FUMSI, September 2010. Online:


Written by hbasset

September 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm

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NextBio: Expertise of an author

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Filter terms in NextBio offer a fast way to know the expertise of an author at a glance.

Tags size are proportional to relevance of keywords…

For e.g.:

A. Yonath is one of the 3 latest Nobel (Chemistry) for mapping
the ribosome at the atomic level.

P.S.: NextBio clustering features are also used in ScienceDirect…

Written by hbasset

November 25, 2009 at 8:12 pm

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Novoseek: a new Search engine for biomedical literature

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Novoseek is a smart tool to find out easily and efficiently your literature from Medline database.


On the left side of your results list, you get clustering features suggesting filters (key biomedical concepts such as: Diseases, Genes, Organisms, Biological functions, etc.) linked to your request. That helps you to refine your search with one click.

 My opinion: Excellent for Medline afficionados; Should replace the “old-fashion” PubMed! 



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March 12, 2009 at 7:49 pm

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