Sunday, April 02, 2006

Rexa launch, stage 1

Rexa is a digital library and search engine covering research literature and the people who create it. Its current content emphasizes computer science research, although it also includes some statistics, mathematics, physics, bioinformatics, economics and other fields; coverage will increase in the future. Our aim is to facilitate research progress and collaboration by providing efficient browsing, search, associations and analysis and productivity tools. In this respect we are a sibling to CiteSeer, Google Scholar, and other related portals. Rexa's chief enhancement is that we use advanced statistical machine learning algorithms to perform information extraction, and then make first-class, deduplicated, cross-referenced objects not only of research papers, but also people and grants--and in the future, more objects types. This extra structure enables various new kinds of features and analysis.

The first stage of Rexa's launch happened this past week! A large handful of people were sent invitation email messages with login access. In the second stage, existing users will be able to send their own invitations (in the style of Gmail's initial launch), and in the third stage, registration access will be open to all who visit Rexa's home page. You may request an invitation by sending email to


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