bims: Selector

Selectors select papers that belong to the topic of a report. Since the term “Biomed news selector” is unwieldy, we say “bimser” for short.

Typically, a bimser will be an academic researcher on a topic. But they don’t have to be. Some topics don’t require an in-depth technical knowledge.

A bimser needs a sustained interest in the topic. We expect that work on an issue takes between 5 and 15 minutes. When opening a report, it takes more, later it will take less time. The report composition system uses sophisticated machine learning to forecast bimers’ selections. Once a report has sufficient training data, maintaining it takes very little effort. We think that it is much easier than repeated PubMed searches.