revtools

Tools to Support Evidence Synthesis

Researchers commonly need to summarize scientific information, a process known as 'evidence synthesis'. The first stage of a synthesis process (such as a systematic review or meta-analysis) is to download a list of references from academic search engines such as 'Web of Knowledge' or 'Scopus'. The traditional approach to systematic review is then to sort these data manually, first by locating and removing duplicated entries, and then screening to remove irrelevant content by viewing titles and abstracts (in that order). 'revtools' provides interfaces for each of these tasks. An alternative approach, however, is to draw on tools from machine learning to visualise patterns in the corpus. In this case, you can use 'revtools' to render ordinations of text drawn from article titles, keywords and abstracts, and interactively select or exclude individual references, words or topics.

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Package
revtools
Version
0.3.0
Title
Tools to Support Evidence Synthesis
Description
Researchers commonly need to summarize scientific information, a process known as 'evidence synthesis'. The first stage of a synthesis process (such as a systematic review or meta-analysis) is to download a list of references from academic search engines such as 'Web of Knowledge' or 'Scopus'. The traditional approach to systematic review is then to sort these data manually, first by locating and removing duplicated entries, and then screening to remove irrelevant content by viewing titles and abstracts (in that order). 'revtools' provides interfaces for each of these tasks. An alternative approach, however, is to draw on tools from machine learning to visualise patterns in the corpus. In this case, you can use 'revtools' to render ordinations of text drawn from article titles, keywords and abstracts, and interactively select or exclude individual references, words or topics.
Depends
R (>= 3.5.0)
Imports
ade4, plotly, shiny, shinydashboard, SnowballC, stringdist, tm, topicmodels, viridisLite, modeltools
License
GPL-3
URL
BugReports
https://github.com/mjwestgate/revtools/issues
LazyData
true
NeedsCompilation
no
Packaged
2018-11-29 03:50:58 UTC; martin_westgate
Author
Martin J. Westgate [aut, cre]
Maintainer
Martin J. Westgate
Repository
CRAN
Date/Publication
2018-11-29 05:30:02 UTC

install.packages('revtools')

0.3.0

13 days ago

https://revtools.net

Martin J. Westgate

GPL-3

Depends on

R (>= 3.5.0)

Imports

ade4, plotly, shiny, shinydashboard, SnowballC, stringdist, tm, topicmodels, viridisLite, modeltools

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