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MirPub v2: Towards Ranking and Refining miRNA Publication Search Results

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In recent years, many articles studying microRNA (miRNA) molecules and their connection to diseases have been published. However, the wide range of literature in life sciences, raises a barrier in extracting useful information from them. MirPub is a search engine that resolves this issue, providing lists of articles related to particular miRNA terms and useful filters to customise them. In this work, we extend mirPub by utilising publication ranking methods to provide insights about the importance of each publication. Moreover, we automatically identify the species referred to in each publication to serve researchers studying particular species.


  • microRNAs
  • Scientific databases
  • Publication ranking

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This work was performed in the framework of MEDA project within GSRT’s KRIPIS action, funded by Greece and the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union under the O.P. Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, NSRF 2007–2013 and the Regional Operational Program of ATTIKI.

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Kanellos, I. et al. (2015). MirPub v2: Towards Ranking and Refining miRNA Publication Search Results. In: Kapidakis, S., Mazurek, C., Werla, M. (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. TPDL 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 9316. Springer, Cham.

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