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Table 4 Search mapping slider bar limit description and corresponding PubMed filter algorithm

From: SLIM: an alternative Web interface for MEDLINE/PubMed searches – a preliminary study

Slider Value Limit Description PubMed Filter Algorithm
0 Default No change in details
1–14 Mapped keywords searched in Title and Abstract Keyword[Text Word] → Keyword[TIAB]
15–29 ANY Mapped MeSH Terms required TIABDetails + AND (MH OR MH)
30–44 ANY Mapped MeSH Terms required but with no tree explosion TIABDetails + AND (MH:noexp OR MH:noexp)
45–59 ALL Mapped MeSH Terms required TIABDetails + AND (MH AND MH)
60–74 ANY Mapped MeSH Terms should be MAJOR topic TIABDetails + AND (MH[MAJR] OR MH[MAJR])
75–89 ALL Mapped MeSH Terms required but with no tree explosion TIABDetails + AND (MH:noexp AND MH:noexp)
90–100 ALL Mapped MeSH Terms should be MAJOR topic TIABDetails + AND (MH[MAJR] AND MH[MAJR])