SciSight: Combining faceted navigation and research group detection for COVID-19 exploratory scientific search

Tom Hope, Jason Portenoy, Kishore Vasan, Jonathan Borchardt, Eric Horvitz, Daniel S. Weld, Marti A. Hearst, Jevin West

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked unprecedented mobilization of scientists, generating a deluge of papers that makes it hard for researchers to keep track and explore new directions. Search engines are designed for targeted queries, not for discovery of connections across a corpus. In this paper, we present SciSight, a system for exploratory search of COVID-19 research integrating two key capabilities: first, exploring associations between biomedical facets automatically extracted from papers (e.g., genes, drugs, diseases, patient outcomes); second, combining textual and network information to search and visualize groups of researchers and their ties. SciSight1 has so far served over 15K users with over 42K page views and 13% returns.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationEMNLP 2020 - Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Proceedings of Systems Demonstrations
EditorsQun Liu, David Schlangen
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages135-143
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781952148620
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 System Demonstrations of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 16 Nov 202020 Nov 2020

Publication series

NameEMNLP 2020 - Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Proceedings of Systems Demonstrations

Conference

Conference2020 System Demonstrations of the 2020 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, EMNLP 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period16/11/2020/11/20

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