ResearchNow uses a 'fingerprint' mechanism to facilitate collaboration between researchers worldwide. A fingerprint is an index of weighted terms visualized according to their weight and is built using the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine. It mines research output abstracts to define the fingerprint concepts.
A Fingerprint can be created for Researchers and Organisations.
This guide explains how to search for fingerprint terms and abstracts using the ResearchNow Portal.
Navigate to the ResearchNow Portal.
Select the gear icon next to the search bar and select Copy/paste text - find expertise.
Enter your search terms in the text box and click Analyze text & identify concepts. Alternatively, sections of text, such as an abstract, can be entered into the search area and the fingerprint analysis performed on that text.
Refine the search results by choosing the area of research, under Research Domain, and then select the individual fingerprints which are relevant to your search.
View the search results. There are options to view profiles of academics with matching fingerprints from only their last five and ten years of work or their entire portfolio.
ResearchNow uses a 'fingerprint' mechanism to facilitate collaboration between researchers worldwide. A fingerprint is an index of weighted terms visualized according to their weight and is built using the Elsevier Fingerprint Engine (Elsevier is the ResearchNow vendor). It mines research output abstracts to define the fingerprint concepts which become the key subjects of each individual researcher.
A fingerprint can be created for an individual researcher or for a college/other organisation unit and appear on the researcher or organisation unit profile on the ResearchNow portal.
As a researcher a set of fingerprints are automatically created for you based on the mining of the abstracts of your research outputs. You have the option to review these fingerprints and decide if you would like to sort them differently or remove them altogether.
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