A new feature enhancement in DistilBio is ranking of terms in the autosuggest drop-down according to their relevance. Previously, for instance, while querying for a drug, the autosuggest would suggest properties of drugs according to alphabetical order.
This has been enhanced in the new version to rank “connections” related to the query higher over “properties”. The suggestions are also ranked in terms of the number of connections available for the particular query. For instance, when you query for a drug, the autosuggest now prompts the connections <interacts with> and <targets> as terms 1 and 2. Similarly for a disease, highest numbers of connections are available for <reference> and <related>. This is for “reference publications” and “related drugs” for the disease. This feature should make querying easier for a user to build complex queries by showing the connections/properties available for each type.
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