AI-powered literature discovery and review engine for medical/scientific papers
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paperai: AI-powered literature discovery and review engine for medical/scientific papers
paperai is an AI-powered literature discovery and review engine for medical/scientific papers. paperai helps automate tedious literature reviews allowing researchers to focus on their core work. Queries are run to filter papers with specified criteria. Reports powered by extractive question-answering are run to identify answers to key questions within sets of medical/scientific papers.
paperai was used to analyze the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19), winning multiple awards in the CORD-19 Kaggle challenge.
paperai and/or NeuML has been recognized in the following articles:
- CORD-19 Kaggle Challenge Awards
- Machine-Learning Experts Delve Into 47,000 Papers on Coronavirus Family
- Data scientists assist medical researchers in the fight against COVID-19
The easiest way to install is via pip and PyPI
pip install paperai
You can also install paperai directly from GitHub. Using a Python Virtual Environment is recommended.
pip install git+https://github.com/neuml/paperai
Python 3.6+ is supported
See this troubleshooting link to help resolve environment-specific install issues.
The following notebooks demonstrate the capabilities provided by paperai.
|CORD-19 Analysis with Sentence Embeddings||Builds paperai-based submissions for the CORD-19 Challenge|
|CORD-19 Report Builder||Template for building new reports|
Building a model
paperai indexes databases previously built with paperetl. paperai currently supports querying SQLite databases.
To build an index for a SQLite articles database:
# Can optionally use pre-trained vectors # https://www.kaggle.com/davidmezzetti/cord19-fasttext-vectors#cord19-300d.magnitude # Default location: ~/.cord19/vectors/cord19-300d.magnitude python -m paperai.vectors # Build embeddings index python -m paperai.index
The model will be stored in ~/.cord19
Building a report file
Reports support generating output in multiple formats. An example report call:
python -m paperai.report tasks/risk-factors.yml
The following report formats are supported:
- Markdown (Default) - Renders a Markdown report. Columns and answers are extracted from articles with the results stored in a Markdown file.
- CSV - Renders a CSV report. Columns and answers are extracted from articles with the results stored in a CSV file.
- Annotation - Columns and answers are extracted from articles with the results annotated over the original PDF files. Requires passing in a path with the original PDF files.
In the example above, a file named tasks/risk-factors.md will be created.
The fastest way to run queries is to start a paperai shell
A prompt will come up. Queries can be typed directly into the console.
The tech stack is built on Python and creates a sentence embeddings index with FastText + BM25. Background on this method can be found in this Medium article.
The model is a combination of a sentence embeddings index and a SQLite database with the articles. Each article is parsed into sentences and stored in SQLite along with the article metadata. FastText vectors are built over the full corpus. The sentence embeddings index only uses tagged articles, which helps produce the most relevant results.
Multiple entry points exist to interact with the model.
- paperai.report - Builds a markdown report for a series of queries. For each query, the best articles are shown, top matches from those articles and a highlights section which shows the most relevant sections from the embeddings search for the query.
- paperai.query - Runs a single query from the terminal
- paperai.shell - Allows running multiple queries from the terminal