Message Mapping: How It Works

January 1, 2004

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Message Mapping: How It Works

Originally Published MX January/February 2004

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

Numerous methods to evaluate the quality of scientific literature have been described, a few of which have endeavored to identify and categorize the messages in the documents. One such process is the Astrolabe Message Mapping System (AMMS). This system reflects the current state of knowledge of scientific message mapping.

AMMS utilizes software algorithms and relevancy filters to cull a large mass of scientific literature to a subset of publications that represents the information most likely to influence health professionals' knowledge and treatment habits in the area of interest. Specialized human evaluators then read and rate the identified publications using a series of sophisticated criteria involving the relevancy, accuracy, and presentation of research data. This results in a source score, a numerical value assigned to each individual published source of information.

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