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Here we list software tools and prototypes developed by the LiquidPub project. Most of the tools are available as open source project, and the websites below contain information on how to contribute to them.

Finished and stable tools

  • Interdisciplines - a platform for running interdisciplinary online conferences as conversations on the submitted papers. This tool implements the Liquid Conferences case study. 
  • Instant communities - an open source tool that allows participants of a panel or conference session to interact and share knowledge more efficiently before, during, and after the conference. The current version shows the look and feel of the application, you can browse panels and see what people are able to do in the application, but you cannot add or edit scientific material and comments. 

Prototypes that will be exploited 

We are working on delivering stable versions of the following tools:
  • Reseval - a tool that allows one to calculate scientific metrics (e.g., h-index) of an author. Currently it works with Google Scholar, but we are migrating it to a more reliable and clean source of data.
  • LiquidPub Platform - an open source platform that includes: 1) Knowledge Spaces tool that allows scientist to capture, share, and find scientific knowledge, in all its forms and 2) Scientific Resource Space Management System (SRS) - an open source system for managing scientific resources, such as papers and other types of scientific contributions. SRS provides access to resources from different sources (DBLP, Microsoft Academic Search, etc.) and search, linking and annotating functionality on top of these resources. The platform is currently supporting the IC application and it's expected to go open to new apps in the future.
  • Reputation module - a part of ResEval responsible for calculating reputations of researchers and contributions
  • Charms - a tool for the specification and execution of processes for the creation, dissemination, and evaluation of research work.
  • LiquidJournal - a prototype of a tool for creating personal scientific journals that evolve in time and that are targeted to serve individuals or communities. The liquid journals provide “interesting” content, in different forms of “scientific contributions” that are “related” to a certain topic.
  • Diversity-Aware Scholar Search (DASS). Search engine that researchers can use to identify papers that are related to one of their working papers. DASS is user-sensitive: it down-ranks papers with authors with whom the user has co-authored papers in the past. Works on Mac and Linux platforms.

Prototypes

We have developed the prototypes of the following tools:
  • Gelee - an open source prototype of a tool for lifecycle management of resources available on the Web 
  • GroupComparison - a tool for creating and comparing groups of researchers
  • CET - a desktop tool for the detection and analysis of Scientific Community Structure 
  • ResMan - resource space management prototype. The use was discontinued since its functionalities have been embedded in the SRS
  • Karaku - LiquidPub platform core services, exposed through a REST Interface. The use was discontinued since its functionalities have been embedded in the SRS