For years I’ve been a huge fan of the related articles feature in PubMed and recently have been investigating the underlying mechanism (semantic analysis). As a result of this, TRIP is starting to investigate using semantic analysis in a variety of ways. Our first trial has shown the promise of this technology.

Below are two screen shots (click on these to see a larger image). The big text box is the input box (where text is added) the list below that are the results obtained from TRIP. In the first example there is free-text question I added and in the second there is a title from a recent JAMA article.

I’d be keen to hear from readers of this blog if they feel this may be useful and if so how they’d like to see it used.