Online Abstract View/Search Tools

RAST (Related Abstract Search tool)

Now RAST is available.

It is also accessible through iPad and smartphones (iPhone and Android).

The "Related Abstract Search Tool" (RAST) developed by the Laboratory for Neuroinformatics, RIKEN Brain Science Institute is provided. The RAST allows you to search not only by providing keyword(s), but also by selecting one or multiple abstracts to search for its related abstracts. This feature may provide results focused on the user's interest. That is, abstracts related to a single abstract by means of document similarity may belong to a different research topic. However, abstracts mutually similar to multiple selected abstracts have higher chance in belonging to the similar topic. RAST also suggests possible candidates of keywords by automatically extracting major words from the list of related abstracts. You can also use these words to refine your search. Moreover, not all related abstracts will contain the provided keyword(s). These abstracts cannot be searched by the ordinary keyword search, and thus we call them "Hidden treasure". You can create a list by clicking on Add to Cart button at each abstract, where abstracts will be sorted by date and time. You can also print the list with or without the abstract body from your Printing Cart. You can restore your "Printing Cart" by saving the ID which is displayed on the top right corner.

We hope you can find your "Hidden treasure" with RAST.
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