The inflationary publication problem. (a) Accumulation of total protein and genetic interactions for all species in BioGRID over time. The number of publications from which the interactions are derived is also shown. (b) Increase in publications likely to contain interaction data in PubMed over time versus actual publications curated for interactions across all species in BioGRID. Estimation of PubMed entries likely to contain interaction data was performed using the Protein Interaction Information Extraction (PIE) text-mining web application.
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