Brief Communication – concerning algorithmic indexing in MEDLINE

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Alexandre Amar-Zifkin
Taline Ekmekjian
Virginie Paquet
Tara Landry

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As of early 2022, indexing in the National Library of Medicine [NLM] MEDLINE database is performed by an algorithm, MTIA [Medical Text Indexer-Auto], with human curation as appropriate. Deployment of a machine learning classifier, MTIX [Medical Text Indexer-neXt generation] is planned for mid-2024. This brief communication outlines the processes of MTIA and raises concerns about the MeSH [Medical Subject Headings] applied by algorithm. Implications for searchers and educators are briefly discussed.

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Amar-Zifkin A, Ekmekjian T, Paquet V, Landry T. Brief Communication – concerning algorithmic indexing in MEDLINE. J Eur Assoc Health Info Libr [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 17 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];20(1):18-21. Available from: https://ojs.eahil.eu/JEAHIL/article/view/604
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Alexandre Amar-Zifkin, Université de Montréal

Bibliothécaire disciplinaire - Médecine dentaire, ophtalmologie, optométrie, neurosciences, sciences de la vision; Bibliothèque de la Santé, Université de Montréal.

Taline Ekmekjian, Public Health Agency of Canada

Librarian, PHAC Library

Virginie Paquet, Université de Montréal

Bibliothécaire; Bibliothèque Marguerite-d’Youville, Université de Montréal

Tara Landry, Université de Montréal

Chef de service - Référence et développement des collections; Bibliothèque de la Santé, Université de Montréal.