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All I know about this product is what I read on their website, 2/24/2002. All the results appear to point to PubMed abstracts. They produce an interesting looking interactive Java applet result diagram.
BioNLP readers might want to try it out and send comments to the list at the list address: email@example.com.
The X-MINE company site at http://www.x-mine.com/
Their demo page.
Their About Opus page.
-- Bob Futrelle
PS: Here's the text of the email I received from the company:
Introducing Opus for Biological Knowledge Discovery BRSIBANE, California, January 23, 2002- X-MINE Inc today introduced the Opus biological knowledge discovery application on-line for extracting known and hidden, literature-based, biological relationships between human genes. Accessible from http://www.x-mine.com Opus is a novel, proprietary application for biomedical text mining developed at X-MINE. For the biological researcher Opus is useful for exploring known and hidden relationships between the query gene and all other human genes, which otherwise requires extensive literature search. For non-researchers, Opus is useful in providing quick, comprehensive "executive summaries" and overviews of biological knowledge. Detailed results are presented in a table that includes all significantly related genes with scores representing the strength of each relationship. This can be a valuable research tool not only for scientists, but also for managers, executives, and patent attorneys involved in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and genomics industries.