Knowledge Discovery and Semantic Search#
Documents are retrieved by precisely formulated questions using ontological representations of biomedical entities. The entities are embedded in searchable hierarchies and span from genes, proteins, accompanied single-nucleotice polymorphisms to chemical compounds and medical terminologies. SCAIView supports the selection of the suitable entities by an autocompletion functionality and a knowledge base for each entity. This includes a description of the entity, structural information, pathways and links to relevant biomedical databases like EntrezGene, dbSNP, KEGG, GO and DrugBank. SCAIView represents the search results using a color-coded highlighting of the different entity-classes, statistical search results and various ranking functions.