|Semi-automated Tools for Systematic Searches.|
Adam GP, Wallace BC, Trikalinos TA.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2345(): 17-40
Traditionally, literature identification for systematic reviews has relied on a two-step process: first, searching databases to identify potentially relevant citations, and then manually screening those citations. A number of tools have been developed to streamline and semi-automate this process, including tools to generate terms; to visualize and evaluate search queries; to trace citation linkages; to deduplicate, limit, or translate searches across databases; and to prioritize relevant abstracts for screening. Research is ongoing into tools that can unify searching and screening into a single step, and several protype tools have been developed. As this field grows, it is becoming increasingly important to develop and codify methods for evaluating the extent to which these tools fulfill their purpose. CI - (c) 2022. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.