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GoPubMed: Social Networking Features for Biomedical Experts

When I took a look at GoPubMed.org, my first reaction was “Wow”! Transinsight tells you what happens when you mix PubMed with semantic web.

Biomedical research happens in networks of researchers. Social networking web sites like FaceBook, LinkedIn and Xing use personal networks to establish contacts. On these sites, however, connections must be defined by the users themselves. For the first time, GoPubMed now completely and automatically extracts collaboration networks from millions of biomedical science publications.

For each concept in the selected semantic background knowledge, GoPubMed’s “Hot-Topic-View” shows the collaboration network between top authors in this field of research. Collaboration networks can now be experienced and visualized.

GoPubMed also now allows these networks to be searched for possible experts and collaboration partners, a feature which leads to tremendous time saving when searching for appropriate experts. This feature is especially important in a specialized scientific world where it is becoming more and more vital to set up temporary teams of highly specialized experts.

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You really should give it a try!

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