I'm just trying to understand your thought process – you've obviously put a lot of thought into this, and thank you for sharing!
fwiw I think DEVONthink and Tinderbox both offer different kinds of power and flexibility, so I'm always trying to learn more to put them to good use.
I didn't see in that article where the outline is happening... it looked to me like you're using Tinderbox agents to find abstracts and that's it. Your example agent:
is essentially equivalent to a DEVONthink smart group with a query of:
"obesity or vmi or weight"
I think I'm starting to see where you're coming from now... you use DEVONthink to help you find relevant information, and Tinderbox to organize it.
That makes a lot of sense, and helps me understand how I can better use these tools together. Thanks!