Utopia documents: linking scholarly literature with research data.

Attwood TK. et al.

Utopia documents: linking scholarly literature with research data.

Bioinformatics. 2010 Sep 15;26(18):i568-74.

The authors have worked on the gap that exists between the mass of accumulating research data and the voluminous literature that describes and analyses this data. They have developed “Utopia Documents” a tool which is a pdf reader which integrates data analysis tools and visualization with published research articles. The reason for developing this novel pdf reader is that most people tend to read pdfs of articles and not the html versions. Utopia documents enables a shift from the static appearance in pdfs to becoming a dynamic gateway to additional knowledge. Some examples of the utility are – adding definitions to explain terms, transforming figures and tables into more interactive alternatives, and linking of references to source articles. The utility is available at http://getutopia.com

Appeared in QMedCONNECT Vol 3, Issue 9, Sep 2010

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