An expanded version of
The NLM Medical Text Indexer System for Indexing
Biomedical Literature. J.G. Mork, A. Jimeno Yepes,
A.R. Aronson. 2013.
This expanded version paper incorporates all of the
material from our shorter
2013 BioASQ Workshop paper and
also contains unpublished material providing a
more comprehensive description of the MTI system.
The Indexing Life Cyle diagram to the right illustrates how MTI/MTIFL fits into the MEDLINE indexing process and assists in enhancing access to the Biomedical Literature via MEDLINE.
The Biomedical Literature is first processed by MTI/MTIFL which provides a set of MeSH Suggestions to the MEDLINE Indexer who then indexes the journal literature providing a detailed summary of the topics in the document. The topics are described using some (or all) of the following:
MeSH Descriptors (including Check Tags)
MeSH Supplementary Concept Records
MeSH Publication Types
These components are then added into the MEDLINE citation completing the cycle to aid user searches and ultimately enhance access to the document itself.