Textrous! is a free web framework designed to automatically retrieve English words from a gene set. Textrous! aims to search "gene-documents", collections of genes and their associated literature based upon databases from PubMed, Jackson Laboratories, and the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. The algorithm behind Textrous! is latent semantic indexing, a technique used to discover the semantic structure of documents by examining statistical co-occurence patterns. As a result, Textrous! is capable of extracting both direct and indirect links between genes and words.



Textrous! uses a list of words excluded from the searching algorithm. To view the list, click here.


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