Docear - Academic Literature Management via Mind Maps

Docear is an academic literature suite and the successor of SciPlore MindMapping. The software combines a mind-mapping tool with a recommender system for academic literature and a reference manager. The mind maps allow users to organize their ideas and to import the annotations they made while reading PDFs, e.g., comments, highlights or bookmarks. Docear works with standard PDF annotations, thus can be used with different PDF viewers.

Docear helps researchers with:

  • Organizing thoughts and annotations (mind map)
  • Creating new documents (exporting outlines from mind map)
  • Finding new academic literature (recommender system)

Docear is free and open source and offers many additional features. For more details visit:

http://www.docear.org/software/details/

Related Publications

[2014] The Architecture and Datasets of Docear's Research Paper Recommender System

J. Beel, S. Langer, B. Gipp and A. Nürnberger

D-Lib Magazine, vol. 20, iss. 11/12, 2014

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[2011] SciPlore MindMapping – A Tool for Creating Mind Maps Combined with PDF and Reference Management

J. Beel, B. Gipp, and C. Mueller

Proceedings of the 11th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL`11)

PDF

[2009] SciPlore MindMapping – A Tool for Creating Mind Maps Combined with PDF and Reference Management

J. Beel, B. Gipp, and C. Mueller

D-Lib Magazine, vol. 15, iss. 11, 2009

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