Monthly Archives: December 2009

Kleio @ NaCTeM Advanced Life and Biomedical Search

December 01, 2009

Kleio @ NaCTeM Advanced Life and Biomedical Search
http://www.nactem.ac.uk/software/kleio/

Kleio is one of the latest innovations coming out of the UK National Text Mining Centre (NaCTeM) and provides advanced searching facilities across the ever growing MEDLINE® collection, the world’s most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information. By combining a selection of our software services we can provide enhanced results through a process that identifies key entities within the text, such as gene names or proteins, and improves the querying method with unique identifiers by automatically including synonyms, spelling variants and even disambiguating acronyms. This combines with the traditional features found in other interfaces to provide a much needed solution to the growing problem of finding valuable information within the ever increasing volume of modern publications. This has been added to Healthcare Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to eHealthcareBot Search Engine.

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Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB)

December 01, 2009

Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB)
http://jmcb.oxfordjournals.org/

The Journal of Molecular Cell Biology (JMCB) is a new international journal publishing authoritative reviews and high quality, original articles in all areas of molecular and cell biology. It is co-sponsored by the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Chinese Society for Cell Biology (CSCB). The journal is interested in inter-disciplinary studies at the cross-sections between molecular and cell biology as well as other disciplines of life sciences. The broad scope of JMCB reflects the merging of these life science disciplines such as stem cell research,
signaling, genetics, epigenetics, genomics, development, immunology, cancer biology, molecular pathogenesis, neuroscience, plant biology, and systems biology. The journal will publish primary research papers with findings of unusual significance and broad scientific interest. Review articles, letters and commentary on timely issues are also welcome.

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NewOCR.com – Free Online OCR

December 01, 2009

NewOCR.com – Free Online OCR
http://www.newocr.com/

NewOCR.com is a brand new free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service. Whether you have a scanned document or a photo, NewOCR.com can analyze the text in any image file that you upload, and then convert the text from the image into text that you can easily edit on your computer. Features include: a) Unlimited uploads, no registration, 100% secure; b) Layout analysis (multi-column text recognition); c) Multilingual support for 29 languages: Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese; d) Image files (JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, multipage TIFF) up to 5 MB; e) Multipage PDF documents up to 20 MB; and ) Download results as a text file or Word document. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Tenurometer – Academic Impact Analysis Tool

December 01, 2009

Tenurometer – Academic Impact Analysis Tool
http://tenurometer.indiana.edu/

Tenurometer is a social tool to facilitate citation analysis and help evaluate the impact of an author’s publications. Since Tenurometer is a browser extension that provides a smart interface for Google Scholar, it does not have the limitations of server based citation analysis tools that sit between the user and Google Scholar. At the same time Tenurometer is not an application, such as Publish or Perish, and therefore it is platform independent and runs on every system that supports the Firefox browser. Still, Tenurometer uses Google Scholar, which provides the most comprehensive source of citation data across the sciences and social sciences. Tenurometer exposes advanced query syntax in a simple way to empower non-experts to submit complex queries such as boolean combinations (and/or/not) of author names and keywords. For example you can search for articles by Jane Smith or JM Smith-White but not JF Smith at Cornell or Stanford. Tenurometer also maintains a history of recent queries to help you remember those complex queries. Tenurometer provides many advanced features that make it easier and less error prone to compute impact measures based on citations. For example, the user can merge multiple versions of the same paper; exclude papers by different authors with the same name, or other noisy data; filter papers by many criteria such as years, disciplines, name variations, and coauthors; and perform live search over the results. The impact measures are dynamically recalculated based on the user’s manipulations. Tenurometer is a social (crowdsourcing) application that leverages the wisdom of the crowds. It requires users to tag their queries with one or more discipline names, choosing from predefined ISI subject categories or arbitrary tags. This generates annotations that go into a database, which collects statistics about the various disciplines, such as average number of citations per paper, average number of papers per authors, etc. This data will be made publicly available. The tagging of authors with disciplines allows Tenurometer to compute the new universal h-index hf, proposed by Radicchi, Fortunato and Castellano (doi:10.1073/pnas.0806977105). The universal h-index allows to quantitatively compare the impact of authors in different disciplines, with different citation patterns. Tenurometer also computes other established impact factors such as Hirsch’s original h-index (doi:10.1073/pnas.0507655102), Egghe’s g-index (to give more weight to publications with many citations, doi:10.1007/s11192-006-0144-7), and Schreiber’s hm index (to apportion citations fairly for papers with multiple authors, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/10/4/040201). This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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