Semantics for Better Results in Search and Discovery

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WebLib LLC recently released NLMplus , a semantic search and knowledge discovery application that utilizes a variety of semantic resources and natural language processing tools to produce improved search results from the vast collection of biomedical data and services of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).



“It’s a lot easier to be lost than found” Sarah Dessen

NLMplus won a prestigious award from the NLM.

The NLMplus app combines a number of leading-edge semantic knowledge resources and technologies, such as a biomedical knowledge base, a semantic search engine, a distributed search engine, and a variety of smart content analysis and discovery services. Users can concurrently access 60 National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases, with a simple Google/Bing like user interface, to find trusted information ranging from consumer health topics to drugs and from news to clinical trials and translational medicine.

A major innovation of NLMplus is WebLib’s Semantic Search Engine, which typically produces relevant search results with improved precision and recall from 1.6 million PubMed Review articles that are semantically indexed and searched on a WebLib server. The NLMplus application also sends conceptually enhanced Boolean queries to NLM’s PubMed system of more than 21 million citations from the biomedical literature, life science journals, and online books.

Providing flexible access to heterogeneous databases is a common challenge in medical libraries, biomedical research institutions and the health care industry. The same is true for non-biomedical content and applications. Domain independent semantic indexing and searching of local databases, in combination with universal search and discovery solutions for free and fee-based content, as demonstrated by NLMplus, allows all types of organizations to better serve their diverse user communities, including the public, researchers, professionals, and policy and decision makers.

About WebLib

WebLib is an international technology startup of experts in information retrieval, natural language processing and medical informatics. The company specializes in creating innovative search and knowledge discovery tools for the Web. WebLib’s products include HealthMash, a next generation semantic health search engine; PolySearch, a Web 3.0 Semantic Indexing and Knowledge Discovery Engine, PolyMeta, an advanced Web 2.0 Federated Search Engine; PolySpell, a comprehensive English, Medical and Scientific spellchecker; and PolyCluster, a customizable semantic search result clustering tool. WebLib LLC's headquarters are in Brigantine, New Jersey, USA. Customers include government agencies, universities and major content providers (like Vanderbilt University, Elsevier, NIH Library etc.).


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