Odysci Academic is a web portal for search and rank of technical papers and peer-to-peer collaboration. Using the Odysci Academic portal researchers and developers can search for technical papers published by the main publishers in the computer science and electronic engineering areas, obtain ranked lists of papers and their links, and collaborate with peers by reading and posting comments about papers.
You will find below more information about the site and how to use it.
The home page gives you the ubiquitous search bar and lists of the most recent conferences and journals inserted in our index. Scroll to the bottom of the lists and you get the ones inserted in earlier weeks, and so on. We normally update our index with new articles every two weeks.
We are committed to providing the best portal for search and rank of technical papers and collaboration, and we count on you for ideas. If you can think of something you would really like to have on the site, please let us know. We do value your opinion and we will do our best to implement any good suggestions you may have to improve the services to the community. We welcome all your comments, praise and criticism. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise we'll get back to you.
It is very easy to create your free Odysci Academic account. Just click on Sign In at the top right of any page, fill out a few fields, and you are ready. There are many advantages in having an account:
When you create an Odysci Academic account and login for the first time, the site will automatically find the papers which have your name (or similar) as an author, and ask you to positively identify one of your papers. Once you do that, all the papers by the same author (i.e., you) will be added to your My Articles tab and to your Following tab in your page. When you follow a paper you can get different types of alerts about that paper. For example, if a paper you follow is cited by newly published paper, you can get an alert about that. Or if anyone writes a comment about a paper you follow, you can get an alert about that too. (These alert features will be implemented soon).
As a registered user of the site you can post comments and questions about papers to your colleagues and authors. This is what we to call Peer-to-Paper-to-Peer collaboration. If you have a question about a paper, find the paper on the site and post the question. The authors of that paper (if they are also users) will receive an alert about a comment on their paper and may post a reply. What better way to clarify those doubts about a paper you've just read! In addition, if you've just read an interesting paper or remember a good presentation at a conference, why not let your colleagues know by posting a comment about it.
The Search bar is present in almost all pages on the site. Just enter keywords and click search.
We search on all the keywords you enter. For example, if you write:
You will get articles that include the terms "lamport", "time" and "clock" anywhere in the article. We will rank these articles according to the match they have to the search terms, and according to a range of analytical metrics computed based on the article's citations, references, authors, publication place, among others.
We perform a range of interpretations of your query in trying to determine what you really meant. For example, if you write:
We will understand that you probably want articles containing "binary decision diagrams" written by Bryant, and we will return them, along with other article that mention "bdd" and "bryant" elsewhere in the article.
You can also force the search on a specific phrase by using quotes. For example, if you write:
You will find articles that contain the term "lamport" and the phrase "concurrent program modules" anywhere in the article.
Please note that in most cases we do not search on the full body of the article, but on its main parts: title, authors, publication, abstract and references.
Any search will give you a page with a list of articles properly ranked according to Odysci Academic's algorithms. Each entry displays the article title, authors, publication venue (e.g., proceedings of..., journal issue/number), and publication serie (e.g., Conference on ...., Journal of Applied...). In addition, there are icons representing the number of references, citations and comments in the article, as well as links to external sites where you can find the article pdf. Please note that these external sites may require special permissions to allow you to download the pdf file.
All article fields are "clickable":
Finds articles with the phrase "statistical timing" in the title.
Finds articles whose authors contain the name "lamport"
Finds articles published by authors at Stanford University.
Finds articles with at least one author from Google and one author from Berkeley.
Finds articles written by Lamport while at SRI International.
Finds articles written by Lamport while at Microsoft Research (if the affiliation is formed by multiple words with spaces then double quotes should be used).
Finds articles published in all venues whose names contain the phrase "Design Automation Conference"
Finds articles published in conferences that were held in Seattle.
Returns a ranked list of articles published in the KDD Conference when it took place in Seattle. This may come handy when you know you saw a good presentation at a conference you attended some time ago, but cannot remember the author or title. You can augment this search with topic keywords or author names.
Finds articles published by Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli in conferences that took place in New Orleans. This is handy when you remember the speaker and the place, but cannot quite remember the article. This search will help you find that paper.
Finds articles by UC Berkeley authors whose contents are related to logic synthesis. This is a handy way to do your bibliography research, when you know that some universities are strong in certain topics and you want to find the papers that were published by professors of that university.
Finds books authored by Lamport.
Finds journal papers authored by Lamport.
Finds conference papers authored by Lamport.
Finds articles or books published by the ACM.
Finds journal papers published by the ACM.
Finds articles or books published by Morgan Kaufmann with "machine learning" on the title.
Finds articles published between 1987 and 2005 (inclusive)
Finds articles published since 1990 (through today)
Finds articles published between 1985 and 1990 or between 2000 and 2005
Finds articles published between 1990 and 1995
Finds articles published since 1990 (through today)
Finds articles that received a Best Paper Award from the SIGIR conference
Finds articles that were written by Lamport, do not contain the phrase "time clock" and were not published in the IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC)
Finds articles that received a Best Paper award, and contain the terms "computer vision" and were published from 2005 onwards.