A blog about free research software, alternative to commercial paid software.

One way to help people is to share your knowledge with those who could benefit from it. As a researcher , constant effort to solve scientific problems have exposed me to various scientific resources that can be accessed free of charge. Especially these knowledge is useful to labs and institution unable to access expensive software or novice users due to lack of expertise. In this blog, I have provided a comprehensive list of freely available softwares, alternative to commercial software. I shall share with you all that I have learned, as I make the changes or learn something new, I shall document them. Hope this blog will help those finding the way………….

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Apr 16, 2011

Papermaker: An easy way to validate scientific publication.



A well written scientific publication has high chance of getting through the peer review process. Research publication has to comply with standards concerning the document format, the use of language and the citation of prior work. Once the manuscript is written in loosely structured natural language by the researcher, the manuscript has to be validated for

1) Proper use of acronyms and their definitions.

2) Spellings

3) GO and MeSH terms

4) References

Papermaker receives a scientific manuscript via web interface, analyses the publication, evaluates consistency parameters and interactively delivers feedback to the author. It performs the task of spelling checks, analyses the proper use of acronyms and their definitions. Further it provides Gene Ontology (GO) and Medline Subject Headings (MeSH) categorization of text passages, the retrieval of relevant publications from public scientific literature repositories, and the identification of missing or unused references. Thus automated analysis of scientific literature can support authors in writing their manuscripts.

Rebholz-Schuhmann, D., Kavaliauskas, S., & Pezik, P. (2010). PaperMaker: validation of biomedical scientific publications Bioinformatics, 26 (7), 982-984 DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq060