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BioMed Central research article corpus available for data mining

July 2nd 2003

BioMed Central has published more than 2400 peer reviewed research articles, all of which are covered by BioMed Central's open access license policy:

Unlike a traditional journal's license agreement, BioMed Central's license allows completely free reuse and redistribution of the content by anyone.

The open access policy makes BioMed Central's research article corpus ideally suited for data mining research, since the corpus and derivations of it can be redistributed in full without fear of copyright infringement. The richness of BioMed Central's XML format also makes the content especially suitable for data mining research and textual analysis. (Both DTDs and XML Schema are available -- RPF)

To facilitate the use of the BioMed Central corpus by researchers, it is now being made available for download by ftp as a nightly-updated zip file of XML content.

For download details, and additional information on using the BioMed Central research article corpus, see:

BioMed Central's open access journals also welcome research articles on the topic of mining the research literature. Visit the URL listed above to see a list of recent articles on this topic that BioMed Central has published.

Comments and suggestions are welcome - please email to Matthew Cockerill (, Technical Director, BioMed Central.

About BioMed Central: BioMed Central ( ) is an independent online publishing house committed to providing immediate access without charge to the peer-reviewed biological and medical research it publishes.

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