Human knowledge doubles within 18 months. Consequently, there are already over 200 million scientific publications representing this knowledge. This vast amount brings numerous challenges to scientific work:
- How do you make a research field and its state of knowledge accessible?
- How do you find relevant publications for your research?
- How visible is your own research? How well is it exploited, which research institutions are working on the same topics and, thus, may be subject for cooperation?
- What are current and future research trends?
Several publication search engines, research management systems, and programming libraries for bibliometric analyses already exist. However, on the one hand many of the technologies, such as powerful community detection algorithms, natural language processing, or bibliometric programming frameworks, require extensive expertise and experience in their use. On the other hand, many integrated commercial systems offer only very limited visual display capabilities, support only a few advanced bibliometric analyses, and their licensing costs are often beyond the financial capabilities of students, PhD students, research institutions, and small enterprises.
AMBALYTICS aims to develop an integrated, affordable, web-based platform that will provide simple, straightforward, accessible methods to find relevant scientific publications, analyze research fields, create engaging, interactive visualizations and customizable reports in order to simplify, support and accelerate the workflow of knowledge workers dealing with scientific publications.
Our principles are:
We want to make knowledge more accessible. Our tools are designed to be intuitive and allow a quick start.
The data sources, algorithms and bibliometric methods we use are subject to critical scientific discourse and are validated for their soundness.
With knowledge, speed is the key to success. For this reason, we design our analysis procedures to run at maximum speed and to find the way to the user as quickly as possible.
The analytical methods we use are anything but easy to apply. We try to provide support everywhere with the greatest possible care so that even inexperienced users can work with our platform.