PubMed and Computed Author Sorted Display

Reposted from the NLM Technical Bulletin:
Full citation: Canese K. PubMed and Computed Author Sorted Display NLM Tech Bull. 2012 May-Jun;(386):e2.

PubMed and Computed Author Sorted Display

The PubMed Abstract display will soon be modified to display results using a ranking algorithm when users click the author search link. Because an author may share the same name with other authors, the objective is to display more relevant results by disambiguating common author names.

When users click the author name link on the abstract display, an author search is executed in PubMed.

If an author name is computationally similar to an author name for additional PubMed citations, the results will display those citations first, in ranked order, followed by the non-similar citations. The results sort notation will display as “Sorted by Computed Author”.

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