German National Library of Medicine launches new version of MEDPILOT
The new MEDPILOT went online on 1 February: With version 3.0, searching for and ordering medical literature will be easier. The information portal with integrated ordering facility provides doctors, scientists and students with a cross-database access to medical information. About 25 million documents are available in this way currently.
The portal is operated by the German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED). With its state-of-the-art technology, it is more powerful and more comfortable than its predecessor: faster results by modern search engine technology, quality and ranking of search results are optimised by a technology based on semantic and computational linguistic principles, developed in a public-private partnership with the company Averbis, search is tolerant to different word forms, results include hits in other languages - without extra effort and easy sorting and refining of results, e.g. by clicking on related keywords.