This package has been created for easy and fast term-based text mining of the broad PubMed article repository. To find relevant articles to your research topic, you must:
The terms are stored as character strings in the according variables “fixterms” and “pubterms”. The desired output pathway can be stored in the “output” variable.
Two kinds of results are generated by the function (.txt files):
Definition of Pointwise Mutual Information (PMI) scoring:
Good collocation pairs have high PMI because the probability of co-occurrence is only slightly lower than the probabilities of occurrence of each word. Conversely, a pair of words whose probabilities of occurrence are considerably higher than their probability of co-occurrence gets a small PMI score. If PMi = -Inf, no articles found for the respective collocation pair.