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Table 3 Some currently available web-based tools that allow users to carry out post-processing of PubMed queries.

From: Anne O'Tate: A tool to support user-driven summarization, drill-down and browsing of PubMed search results

Type Site URL Features
TYPE 1: extract relationships and allow for 1) graphical visualization or navigation; or 2) refining queries AliBaba [15] http://alibaba.informatik.hu-berlin.de/ Extract relationships between biological objects and map them into a graphical network
  BioIE [16] http://umber.sbs.man.ac.uk/dbbrowser/bioie/ Extract informative sentences from retrieved results
  Chilibot [17] http://www.chilibot.net/ Extract biological relationships from search results
  ConceptLink [18] http://project.cis.drexel.edu/conceptlink Extract relationships between medical concepts and allow graphical visualization
  PubNet [29] http://pubnet.gersteinlab.org/ Extract several relationships from the search results and then map them into networks
  XplorMed [20] http://www.bork.embl-heidelberg.de/xplormed/ Extract dependency relations among words and allow users to refine queries using these words
TYPE 2: organize results by ontologies or hierarchies GoPubMed [21] http://www.gopubmed.org/ Sort PubMed query results through Gene Ontology and MeSH hierarchy
  MEVA [22] http://www.med-ai.com/meva/index.html Summarize search results according to MeSH hierarchy
  FABLE [23] http://fable.chop.edu/ Tag gene and protein occurrences in text
  PubReMiner [24] http://bioinfo.amc.uva.nl/human-genetics/pubreminer/ Categories include words, MeSH, authors, journals, year, substances and country
  PubMed Assistant [25] http://metnet.vrac.iastate.edu/browser/ Lists MeSH and chemicals, with link-outs to PubMed, Google and Google Scholar
TYPE 3: cluster articles into categories Vivísimo ClusterMed [26] http://clustermed.info/ Cluster articles into several categories
  HubMed [27] http://www.hubmed.org Cluster related articles and allow for graphical visualization
TYPE 4: rank articles PubFocus [28] http://www.pubfocus.com/ Rank articles by the journal impact factor and volume of forward references
  ReleMed [29] http://www.relemed.com/ Rank articles by relevance