PubCrawler-The Program

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PubCrawler searches the NCBI PubMed (Medline) and Entrez (GenBank) databases daily using search parameters (keywords, author names, etc.) specified by the user. There is no limit on the number of searches that can be carried out. The results are stored in a local database and only the newest PubMed or GenBank records are shown each day. The results are presented as an HTML Web page, similar to the results of an NCBI PubMed or Entrez query, which exists as a local file on the user's computer, and is therefore private to the user. The Web page sorts the results into groups of database entries that are zero-days-old, 1-day-old, 2-days-old, etc., up to a user-specified age limit. (source: official website)

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A Perl script for an "alerting" service which scans daily updates to the NCBI Medline (PubMed) and GenBank databases
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Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

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PubCrawler was developed by Karsten Hokamp and Ken Wolfe in the Department of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The public web service has been in use since March 1999.

2010-08-05 03:25:43