UPDATE: Bioinformation Search Center 5.0!!!

Mousheng Xu mxu at eecs.ukans.edu
Wed Feb 11 23:30:22 EST 1998


Dear Scientists:
        The Bioinformation Search Center (BSC) 5.0
(http://www.ittc.ukans.edu/~mxu/cgi-bin/thesis/bi.cgi) is now available
to the public!
        Major new features of Version 5.0:
        1. The results of type "possibly related entries" are broadened
-- BSC returns Class I results in addition to the results returned in
BSC 4.0 (class II results).


        Major known problem:
        Common words are not used for search in BSC. For the above
example, both "human" and "factor" are so common that they are not used
for search. In this case, it is bad. But a lot of common words such as
"the", "a", "an" are surely bad in search of biological information.
This problem can easily be solved, technically. But it takes
programmer's time and the university's computer disk space.

        Please give this baby a try!
        Any comments are highly appreciated!
        
        Thanks a lot.

Sincerely,
Mousheng Xu



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