Related-work.net – Product Requirement Document released! by René Pickhardt.
From the post:
Recently I visited my friend Heinrich Hartmann in Oxford. We talked about various issues how research is done in these days and how the web could theoretically help to spread information faster and more efficiently connect people interested in the same paper / topics.
The idea of http://www.related-work.net was born. A scientific platform which is open source and open data and tries to solve those problems.
But we did not want to reinvent the wheel. So we did some research on existing online solutions and also asked people from various disciplines to name their problems. Find below our product requirement document! If you like our approach you can contact us or contribute on the source code find some starting documentation!
So the plan is to fork an open source question answer system and enrich it with the features fulfilling the needs of scientists and some social aspects (hopefully using neo4j as a supporting data base technology) which will eventually help to rank related work of a paper.
Feel free to provide us with feedback and wishes and join our effort!
More of a “first cut” at requirements than a requirements document but it is an interesting starting point.
What requirements would you add?