A large scale study of SVM based methods for abstract screening in systematic reviews

@article{Saha2016ALS,
  title={A large scale study of SVM based methods for abstract screening in systematic reviews},
  author={T. K. Saha and Mourad Ouzzani and Hossam M. Hammady and Ahmed K. Elmagarmid},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1610.00192}
}
A major task in systematic reviews is abstract screening, i.e., excluding, often hundreds or thousand of, irrelevant citations returned from a database search based on titles and abstracts. Thus, a systematic review platform that can automate the abstract screening process is of huge importance. Several methods have been proposed for this task. However, it is very hard to clearly understand the applicability of these methods in a systematic review platform because of the following challenges… 

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