Semantic MEDLINE is a prototype Web application that summarizes MEDLINE citations returned by a PubMed search. Natural language processing is used to analyze salient content in titles and abstracts. This information is then presented in a graph that has links to the MEDLINE text processed.
Currently, the results from 35 PubMed searches (including a variety of disorders and drugs) are available to be processed. The 500 most recent citations (from the date of the search) are available for further processing by Semantic MEDLINE.
Begin at the Search tab by selecting a search; then move to the Summarize tab. Choose a summary type to specify the point of view of the summary (Treatment of Disease, Substance Interactions, Diagnosis, or Pharmacogenomics). After selecting the topic of the summary, click the Summarize and Visualize button. The graph appears below. Right click on an edge to display a MEDLINE citation.