FreePub: Collecting and Organizing Scientic Material Using Mindmaps

Theodore Dalamagas, Tryfon Farmakakis, Manolis Maragkakis and Artemis G. Hatzigeorgiou
SWAT4LS Workshop: Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences
Abstract. This paper presents a creativity support tool, called FreePub, to collect and organize scientic material using mindmaps. Midmaps are visual, graph-based represenations of concepts, ideas, notes, tasks, etc. They generally take a hierarchical or tree branch format, with ideas branching into their subsections. FreePub supports creativity cycles. A user starts such a cycle by setting up her domain of interest using mindmaps. Then, she can browse mindmaps and launch search tasks to gather relevant publications from several data sources. FreePub, besides publications, identies helpful supporting material (e.g., blog posts, presentations). All retrieved information from FreePub can be imported and organized in mindmaps. FreePub has been fully implemented on top of FreeMind, a popular open-source, mindmapping tool.