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Do Computer-generated Summaries, 'The Bottom Line (TBL)' Accurately Reflect Published Journal Abstracts?
txt2MEDLINE allows users to search and retrieve MEDLINE/PubMed citations using SMS text messages. 'The Bottom Line' (TBL) concept was developed because of the 160-character limitation of text messages. TBL algorithm generates a shortened version of the published abstract thereby decreasing the number of characters while attempting to maintain the key points of the full-length, authorgenerated abstract. The data seems to indicate that the TBL generally conveys the essential elements of the full abstract.