Medical Article Record System

Medical Article Record System

The Medical Article Records System (MARS) is an automated system to extract bibliographic text from journal articles, in both paper as well as electronic forms. For the approximately 560 journal titles that arrive at NLM in paper form, the system use document scanning, optical character recognition (OCR), and rule-based and machine learning algorithms to extract citation data (title, author names, affiliation, abstract, etc.) that NLM’s indexers use to complete bibliographic records for MEDLINE®. The system uses WCF services and Web-based GUIs for users to remotely access the system easily.