LiteratureResearcher – where graphs, PDFs, and BibTex happily live together

Hi everyone,

I was experimenting in the last few weeks with my take on literature research. For me, the corpus of scientific papers form an interconnected graph, not those plain lists and tables we keep in our bibliographies. So, here is the first prototype that has Google Scholar integration for search, can fetch PDFs from IEEE and ACM, extracts metadata from PDFs – all this results in hyperlinked PDFs!

See a demo here: https://youtu.be/EcK3Pt_WnEw
Also slides from the SCG seminar here: http://scg.unibe.ch/download/softwarecomposition/2017-10-31-Leuenberger-ILE.pdf

I plan on packaging it, so that those who are interested can check it out themselves (help wanted!). Currently, it only works on macOS.

What do you think of my approach? Which use cases should be added?

Cheers,
Manuel

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