There are two major news coming along with the new version of Mr. DLib’s Recommendation API.
- JabRef finally uses Mr. DLib for it’s recommender system
We have announced this already a while ago, but now, finally, Mr. DLib’s recommendations are available in one of the most popular open-source reference managers, i.e. JabRef. Currently, Mr. DLib enables JabRef users to retrieve a list of articles related to the currently selected entry in the reference list (see screenshot). In the long run, we aim for creating personalized recommendations, too.
- Mr. DLib is not the only provider of recommendations-as-a-service in Academia. Another provider is the CORE project, with whom we partnered now. CORE is offering an API similar to the one we offer. We use that API to additionally receive recommendations for JabRef users, and hope to provide this way the very best related-article recommendations for the JabRef users. We are also in close communication with the CORE team, and hope that our cooperation eventually leads to better recommendations for both the users of CORE and Mr. DLib.
And there are another 100 bug fixes and small improvements