Thursday, 3 October 2013

Acromine: a new way to refine your search terms

Many popular search terms are acronyms or abbreviations in common use. Even in the biological and medical sciences, many acronyms have a variety of meanings.

 Europe PMC Labs' Acromine lets you disambiguate acronyms by suggesting alternative expansions for them.The disambiguation tool enriches your literature exploration by suggesting alternative meanings of acronyms in your search.  

Using the Acromine-powered search as you would any search engine.  If your search term is an acronym, you will see suggested expansions listed to the right.  If one of those corresponds to your intended meaning, clicking will make it (and similarly-spelled variants) your new search term.