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This is a workflow for spatiotemporal analysis of literature indexed in PubMed.

The workflow takes an arbitrary Europe PMC search query, calls the Europe PMC Web service searchPublications and extracts the publication year and PubMed ID from the results. The first author affiliation is then geoparsed by the MapAffil Web server to get latitude and longitudes. The coordinates are then concatenated together with the publication year, to produce a single list of publication years, latitudes and longitudes.

The workflow also outputs the total number of hits of the search query.

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