SC/Gen and SocialNetworking

Description

The SC/Gen project consists a pair of software tools that work with the Publication Harvester (a software tool that downloads publications from PubMed). The SC/Gen program searches the publications downloaded by the Publication Harvester, compares them with a roster of people, and identifies colleagues of each star in the original database. The Social Networking program does a second-degree social networking search on the colleagues generated by SC/Gen.

The Publication Harvester, SC/Gen and Social Networking software runs on Windows Vista and XP. It was written in C#, and requires .NET Framework 4.0.

Documentation

The user manual describes installation and use of the SC/Gen and Social Networking software. (It's also available as a PDF).

The software requirements specification that was used used to develop and maintain the SC/Gen program can be found here. A separate specification was used to develop the Social Networking software, and can be found here

Download

Software downloads:

Quick start:

  1. You'll need to start with a database created by the Publication Harvester, so you'll need to follow its installation instructions first.
  2. Download the latest version of the SC/Gen and Social Networking installers and run them.
  3. Use the Start menu to run SC/Gen and Social Networking.

The following sample files may be helpful:

Screenshot

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License

This software is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Contact Information

The Publication Harvester and SC/Gen projects are maintained by Andrew Stellman of Stellman & Greene Consulting. If you have questions, comments, patches, or bug reports, please contact pubharvester@stellman-greene.com.

Revision history

We gratefully acknowledgement is given to the financial support of the National Science Foundation (Award SBE-0738142).