I want to know when a new research paper…
- is similar to one of my papers;
- cites one of my papers;
- is relevant to my current research.
Why can’t I have this already? Why do I have to manually go to Google Scholar to monitor what my peers are doing? But Google Scholar always fall short because it does not know Daniel Lemire is as a researcher.
Years of research in Natural Language Processing should make the construction of such a tool almost as easy as building a bridge. It is not difficult to parse my research papers, learn from it, and detect similar papers as they appear on the net.
So we need a new generation of tools:
- The tool knows who the researcher is, what he published, what he cited…
- The tool knows what the researcher is currently working upon.
- The tool can filter and aggregate the data automatically and offer it to the researcher without effort.
- The tool promotes open access content when possible.
I would pay for such a tool.