New ClusterMed Organizes PubMed Results
Vivísimo, Inc. (http://vivisimo.com), a provider of clustering and meta-search software for organizing search results, has announced the release of ClusterMed, a new research tool that allows biomedical and life sciences researchers to search the MEDLINE database far more productively and efficiently. Vivísimo has had a version of PubMed (MEDLINE) searching available on its site to showcase the capabilities of its metasearch engine, but the new ClusterMed is a software solution that is licensed to companies on a yearly subscription for local server installation. A demonstration site is now available at http://vivisimo.com/clustermed. Unregistered users can cluster up to 100 results for a search; register for a free 30-day demo and cluster up to 500 results per query. ClusterMed organizes the long list of results returned by PubMed into hierarchical folders with meaningful categories, allowing researchers to hone in on the most relevant results quickly. ClusterMed does this on-the-fly without requiring any pre-processing, using terms taken from the brief descriptions in the search results. With the folders, users can discover themes, view related articles, and drill down from the topic hierarchy or drill up (show-in-clusters) from a specific article. Vivísimo calls ClusterMed a breakthrough improvement in search productivity and efficiency. Users will call it an answer to information overload.