In April I posted that we had started to investigate adding MeSH to Trip. Just a quick note to report that our investigations have successfully been completed, thanks to great help from the NLM.  This has allowed us to auto-tag documents (PDFs or web-pages) with MeSH** with a reasonable accuracy.

So, all documents on Trip will have associated MeSH terms:

  • PubMed documents – autograb the MeSH terms assigned by the NLM
  • Non-PubMed documents (e.g. guidelines, synopses) – auto-tag documents using our new system

After that it’s a question of getting it to work on Trip!  Hopefully within three months…

** Note: only assigns MeSH, not major/minor or subheadings