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Bioinformatics Software: Qinsight

Main Applications

Driven by advanced text analysis algorithms, Qinsight is a sophisticated semantic literature search and mining engine that enables you to quickly identify the most relevant information. 

  • Relevant Results: the BioAI technology used is based on a thorough understanding of biology and chemistry
  • Power Term Queries: Use Power Terms to represent an entire class of entities in queries
  • Concept Identification: the search engine recognizes concepts and verbs in query terms and populates Key Concepts in search results
  • Relationship Identification: Identify various relationships among biomedical terms and concepts.
  • New Literature Alert: Save any pre-defined search queries and stay current with the targeted literature findings with automatic alerts delivered via emails.
  • Comprehensive Content:
    • Abstracts in MEDLINE/PubMed
    • 4.5 million full-text open access journal articles from PubMed Central
    • NIH RePORTER database of grant applications
    • TOXLINE database of biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals
    • Health and Life Science News (as reported by FierceMarkets)
    • US Patent grants and applications
    • AHRQ Treatment Guidelines


Search Examples

  • $Chemicals cause diabetes
  • brca1 regulates $Proteins
  • pten $negativeactions $Diseases
  • breast cancer $Treatments
  • caffeine $AdverseEffects

Access Qinsight @ USC

USC has licensed Qinsight for the free use of USC faculty, students and staff.  The license consists of unlimited access to USC usersTo get your Qinsight account:

  1. Complete and submit the Qinsight Registration Form
  2. Activate your account following the link in the confirmation email sent out by Qinsight (may take up to 1-2 days)
  3. Log in here to use Qinsight on USC network.  USC VPN is required for any off-campus access.

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