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Organizing Publications Visually: EatPaper

In Paper Talk, Serious Stuffs on January 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm

by Gooly (Li Yang Ku)

I always hoped that there would be a good app to organize the papers I read and show it graphically. I did Google for it but couldn’t find one that fits my need, so I started to build one about a year ago ( I stopped working on it several times for various reasons but now it’s finally functional (not perfect, but enough for now). The website functions a little bit like Pinterest, we both use bookmarklet, a website book mark that executes javascript, to fetch your current webpage. So the following are the typical steps to use EatPaper.

1. Search on Google scholar.

2. Click the bookmark button I made. (You can get the button by clicking “Add a Node” in

3. A dialog pops up and you can store the publication information you found as a node in your graph.

I also made a Chrome extension that has the exact same function.

The website is built using Google App Engine + Google Web Toolkit. If it turns out to be a little bit slow occasionally, please be patient; I have to admit that I don’t have any funding and only pay theĀ minimumĀ amount needed to host the server. Please share it to your friends if you like it. I probably can get more resources if more people use it.

You can leave a message here if you have any opinions, problems or found a bug.