Researchr Blog

Announcements, news, messages from the researchr team.

Invite your Co-authors

If you have earned enough credits, you can start inviting your co-authors to join researchr. Before you can invite someone, he/she needs to be identified as an author of (at least one) publication in researchr. Go the ‘Authors’ tab of the publication page and identify your co-author. Then visit their profile, and click the ‘Invite’ tab and enter the email address. If you don’t see an invite tab yet, identify a few more authors and add some tags, and you’ll be able to soon enough.

Posted on 10/09/2009 13:26 by Eelco Visser.

Unicode & bibtex parsing

All form input to the site should now consistently support Unicode characters. For example, ä, ö, and ü are displayed as they should. However, the bibtex parser only supports ascii characters at the moment. While the parser needed upgrading for a long time, for programming language parsing it was never a big issue. It has just become a high priority, but may still require some work. Consider the form input for adding publications for which this is an issue.

Posted on 09/09/2009 10:45 by Eelco Visser.


Another upgrade was installed yesterday. This one fixes a bug in the conversion from DBLP. It turns out that not all inproceedings DBLP records have a crossref pointing to a record for their proceedings. This oversight caused multiple proceedings to be created for the same conference edition. The fix also automatically repairs the problem on previously converted records.

The conversion to Unicode characters, seems to have forced use for a case sensitive collation policy. As a result search is case sensitive for the moment.

Furthermore, lots of small improvements have been applied the application. Thanks for the feedback from beta testers. If you’re interested in beta testing researchr drop a line to including a link to one of your publications in researchr and a link to your homepage.

Posted on 09/09/2009 9:06 by Eelco Visser.

Researchr is back

It seems that researchr is mostly functional again after the recent maintenance down-time. There is still one glitch resulting in some alias pages producing a 404 error. We are looking into that problem. Another issue is that search is case-sensitive at the moment. We’re looking into that as well.

Thus, on goes beta testing! If you’re interested in an invitation for beta testing send an email to with a link to your homepage and preferably a link to one of your publications in researchr. Use the Search page to find your publications.

Posted on 04/09/2009 0:03 by Eelco Visser.

Down for Maintenance on Monday, August 31

Next Monday, August 31, researchr will be down for an upgrade to the latest version of WebDSL, which supports Unicode characters consistently. The upgrade will require a migration of the database, which may take all day.

In the future we will strive to keep a read-only version of the system running during such maintenance tasks, but that is not yet possible with the current implementation.

The Monday upgrade will also include a number of improvements to the application based on feedback from beta testers. Your comments are very useful, so keep them coming.

Posted on 28/08/2009 21:08 by Eelco Visser.

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