Freebase "is an open, Creative Commons Attribution (aka CC-BY) licensed collection of structured data," and a "platform for accessing and manipulating that data" via API. Almost 40 million entities and assertions about those entities are stored within a graph database. The database was built by pulling in open data and relies on community contribution to stay updated. Freebase is part of the semantic web and emits Linked Open Data (via RDF) for all its entities.
Yahoo Pipes allows users to combine, filter, translate, and geocode data from RSS feeds, JSON, KML, or other similar formats, and power widgets/badges using that data.
The OpenZoom SDK is a free and open source toolkit for Flash for developing Zoomable User Interfaces (ZUIs) for high-resolution images.
Superseded by ArcGIS Explorer Online.
GeoParser is a text analysis tool that may be used to identify and tag references to geographic location in a text resource using Natural Language Processing to analyse the composition of a resource and identifying words that match its geographic database. The approach is useful for processing names that may have one of several locations (e.g. Belfast in Ireland, New Zealand and Canada) and distinguishing names that may be confused with other common words (e.g. Reading in Berkshire and reading as an activity).
Quintura is a visual search engine that provides a tagcloud option to allow for easier navigation and search refinement into more specific categories. You may search across the web, images or video.
As of October 2012, Quintura is no longer in service. quintura.com redirects to quinturakids.com
A Python-based XML web publishing framework which enables dynamic pipelining of XSLT transformations. Data is processed by an XML pipeline composed of several WSGI applications and middleware components.
- Apache Cocoon Sitemap 1.0 compatible
- WSGI modularity
- URI pattern matching
TwapperKeeper is now called Hootsuite Archives and can be accessed from within Hootsuite.
Easy-to-use web-based animation software. Offers educational pricing.
Stanza allows you to read books on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Stanza supports HTML, PDF, Microsoft Word, and Rich Text Format reading, as well as all the major eBook standards. It's also a very open reader - developers can add new formats to the programs API meaning it will always be able to handle the latest releases
Active Server Pages (ASP) was a proprietary server-side script engine for dynamically generated web pages, developed by Microsoft. It was discontinued in 2000.
Springpad was a web-based application that allowed registered users to create, organize, and share annotations and notes. Allowed users to bookmark webpages, search online products, organize information with tags, create a digital bulletin board, and share information via public pages.
WordPress plug-in for archiving tweets. "This plugin hasn't been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress."
140kit provides a management layer for tweet collection and analysis.
Raw data cannot be passed through to the users, but any analytical process can be run across your dataset, and the data is held for as long as the user wants. When new analytical processes are created, they can be run on existing sets of data. 140kit does not claim any control of the analysis, however it retains ownership of the data collected.
Developed at Indiana University, Event Structure Analysis is made up of three components: Ethno, prerequisite analysis, and composition analysis. Ethno is an on-line Java program that helps you analyze sequential events; prerequisite analysis produces a diagram showing how events are connected; composition analysis involves coding agent, action, object, and other characteristics of each event.
Dispute Finder is a Firefox plugin that allows individuals to tag text on websites as controversial, and view which passages other people have marked.
AnSWR supports qualitative analysis of word-based data. This entails a set of methods for organizing, displaying, processing, summarizing, and interpreting information.
Last updated 9/23/2005.
Only available for Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
Weft QDA is a free and open-source tool for the analysis of textual data. You may import documents from plain text or PDF, apply character-level coding, category and document memos, retrieve coded text, apply simple coding statistics, apply free-text search, and export to HTML and CSV formats.
arts-humanities.net aims to support and advance the use and understanding of digital tools and methods for research and teaching in the arts and humanities by providing information on projects creating and using digital content; tools and methods to answer research questions; a listing of expert centers and individual researchers; and a library documenting lessons learned through case students, briefing papers, and a bibliography.
Picnik closed on April 19, 2013.
Picnik was a simple web-based image editor that could import photos from Facebook, Myspace, Picasa Web Albums, Flickr, Yahoo Image search, Google Plus, and also has upload capabilities. It was acquired by Google in 2010.
The Bamboo Services platform, currently in development, provides a number of useful features for tool developers who want to make their tool available as a service, including authentication and authorization options and a result-caching service that allows users to start long-running automated analysis jobs and receive a notification when their data is ready.
The HubZero Bamboo Work Space is an instance of HubZero enhanced with the combined functionality of the Bamboo Services Platform, Content Interoperability Hub, and Person Service built-in.
Statistical Lab is a graphical user interface designed to make statistical analysis easier to understand. This interactive tool will connect and display data frames, frequency tables, random numbers or matrixes. Statistical Lab uses R to run calculations, conduct analyses and perform multiple simulations and manipulations.
This is a frames-based page turner servlet with search functionality using XPATH.
NOTE: this platform is closing down on April 30, 2013 and will no longer be available.
Posterous Spaces is an online sharing platform where users can publish content via a web interface, by email, or by using a mobile app.
Gallery is an open source web-based photo album organizer that enables the integration of albums into websites. The newest edition includes video and audio sharing.
BuddyPress Courseware is no longer supported according to their website: http://buddypress.coursewa.re/.
Global Translator automatically translates WordPress sites into a variety of user-chosen languages, using one of four translation engines (Google Translation Engine, Babel Fish, Promt, FreeTranslations).
PDFMiner is a Python tool for extracting information from PDFs (not only text, but also information about fonts, encoding, and layout.)
AGTK is a suite of software components for building tools for annotating linguistic signals, time-series data which documents any kind of linguistic behavior (e.g. audio, video). The internal data structures are based on annotation graphs. Annotation Graphs are a formal framework for representing linguistic annotations of time series data.
Aelfred is a bare-bones Java XML parser. It has not been updated since 2002, and is dependent on JDK 1.4, which is very outdated.
Adobe Acrobat Distiller was software for converting Postscript files to PDF. It was discontinued in 2013, with the exception of a server-based version.
Snipshot has been acquired by Ansa instant messaging service.
A browser bookmarklet that-- when used-- allows a user to select any of the images on the page to edit (basic color enhancement, cropping, etc.). Allows users to save the resulting image in a variety of formats, or email the image.
HyperPo is a user-friendly text exploration and analysis program that allows users to import texts or use texts available online (in English or French), and provides frequency lists of characters, words and series of words, color-coding to indicate repetition, KWIC, co-occurrence and distribution lists, and the ability to simultaneously compare data from multiple texts.
Integrated Content Environment (ICE) was an open source project of the Learning Resources Development (LRD) unit at the University of Southern Queensland. The content management system allowed users to convert content authored in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.org Writer into self-contained course websites using the IMS format.
The ICE authoring environment enabled:
xMod is a desktop application which can transform a repository of XML into a completely finished website.
The entire process can be setup and run to produce a basic website assuming some prerequisites:
- A set of valid XML files. These would normally comply with a TEI DTD.
- a configuration script that indicates the relationship between files
- A 'personality pack' (CSS and image files) that determine its visual appearance. However if they are not present, the completed website falls back on a default look and feel.
Twapper Keeper lets users create an archive of tweets based on hashtag, keyword, or person, for them to review online.
The Blog Analysis Toolkit (BAT) is a free, Web-based system for capturing, archiving and sharing blog posts. Blog posts are acquired via RSS feeds, and stored in a database where they can be accessed and shared by other researchers. Free registration is required.
online spreadsheets, collaborative editing, connected to data sources
"The Virtual Lightbox for Museums and Archives (VLMA) is an educational tool for collecting and reusing in a structured fashion the online contents of museums and archives with visual components. With VLMA, you can browse and search collections, construct personal collections, export these collections to xml or Impress presentation format, annotate them, and share your collections with other VLMA users."
The Bamboo Content Interoperability Hub (CI gub) is an effort to largely automate the time-consuming process of downloading and compiling data from different repositories and archives and standardizing some of the format differences.
The Bamboo Person Service can help scholars access all the resources (tools, collections, and shared data) they have permissions for due to their institutional affiliations, scholarly society membership, association with research groups, etc. By connecting accounts from these different groups (e.g. a Google account for a research group, a university ID, and a generic username for a scholarly society), scholars will be able to use resources provided by any of these groups, in any work space or tool environment within the Bamboo ecosystem.
Capture Fox is a Firefox plugin that allows the user to record their voice and their sccreen.
A software tool for the creation of 3D interactive environments. It may be used to model and interact with physical objects that currently or have previously existed in the real world, or create virtual environments that have not previously encountered. VirTool player software is available for Microsoft Windows, Apple MacOS X, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox 360.
TipCam is a screen recording software for Windows, which allows you to record images and audio on your screen, and upload to YouTube. Latest version was released in 2008, likely not supported anymore.
Citeline was a web-based service that assisted with the publishing of bibliographies and citation collections. Users could create interactive exhibits and share your data online. Additionally, users could also import Zotero and BibTex files. Citeline was one of MIT's Simile project that has since been retired.
Writeboards are sharable, web-based text documents. You can use Writeboard on your own or collaboratively, to revise and organize documents, compare different versions of documents, and collaborate on materials.
It's no longer possible to create new Writeboars on Writeboard.com. Existing Writeboards are still available on Writeboard.com and Writeboards are available as a tool in Basecamp (https://basecamp.com/).
Transcription Assistant is a tool that assists in transcription, and incorporates metadata about each image and transcription that may be used to search through an electronic library of transcriptions.
askSam is an application to organize information. You may use askSam to turn email, word processing documents, text files, spreadsheets and Web pages into a searchable database.
Journler is a daily notebook and entry based information manager. Scholars, teachers, students, writers, and everyday users may use this on a daily basis to integrate their notebook content to other sources of media such as audio and video.
The site has not been updated since 201. It looks like Journaler is now available open source though the option to purchase is still displayed.
Digress.it is a WordPress plug-in that allows paragraph-level commenting in the margins of a text. Use digress.it as a collaboration tool for blog-style comment threads off individual paragraphs. Host your project on digress.it or download it for use with your own WordPress installation.
Fleck was a browser extension that allowed you to collect bookmarks and annotate webpages.
Google Notebook was a web application that helped you collect notes and information from the web for research or planning. You could use Google's bookmarklet to add text and images to any page of your notebooks, access your notebooks from any computer or your mobile phone, and also share your notebooks with others.
Google Notebook is no longer available, all the existing notebooks have been automatically converted into Google Docs files.
SharedCopy was a tool developed by Choon Keat, allowing users to individually and collaboratively annotate webpages. SharedCopy worked with platforms including Twitter and Basecamp, and enabled integration with other online services via its API.
Casual allows you to search for a concept or common word and produces a unique cloud of concepts. Results are randomly displayed as definitions, related tags, and pictures.
LiveShare allows you to create photo streams, invite friends to add their photos, and share your photo stream online. Available for iPhone and Android.
Evri develops iPad, iPhone and Android applications that provide news, photos, videos and tweets. You may customize your app to get updates on your favorite topics.
Evri ceased to exist in 2012.
Mnemomap is a flash interactive search engine that generates a visual "Atomic-Tree", sends your queries to a Query List, and delivers the search results. The Atomic-Tree allows you to improve your query mid-search. The Query List allows you to customize your search query.
Search-Cube is a search engine that presents the results in an interactive 3D cube-shaped format. Search-Cube displays 96 thumbnails of search results generated by Google.
Currently, Search Cube is powered by a Google search box and returns links and thumnails.
Tianamo (beta) is an information visualization search engine that displays the search results in a 3D landcape where subtopics are presented topographically as peaks.
Tianamo is no longer online and the link bounces to a Chinese commerce site.
WebKruz is a visual search engine that allows you to navigate through the results (web page snapshots) of your query automatically.
Protovis composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots. Unlike low-level graphics libraries that quickly become tedious for visualization, Protovis defines marks through dynamic properties that encode data, allowing inheritance, scales and layouts to simplify construction.
BuzzData was a website that allowed users to create accounts to share and follow datasets. Data was shared in public rooms under open licenses. The service included tools to help visualize and present data.
BuzzData was closed on August 1, 2013.
ReDBox is a metadata registry application for describing research data.
News and RSS reader designed for iOS and Android mobile devices. Has been replaced by Google Play Newsstand (https://play.google.com/store/newsstand?hl=en)
Web-based service to keep track of the status of your writing submissions
Android app that scans the ISBN barcode on a book and pulls the bibliographic metadata into your Zotero library.
The term "lexomics" was originally coined to describe the computer-assisted detection of "words" (short sequences of bases) in genomes. When applied to literature as we do here, lexomics is the analysis of the frequency, distribution, and arrangement of words in large-scale patterns. The current suite of lexomics tools are:
- scrubber -- strips tags, removes stop words, applies lemma lists, and prepares texts for diviText
- diviText -- cuts texts into chunks in one of three ways, count words, exports the results
Create a survey to measure and record your students' progress against curriculum outcomes. Use Likert questions to rate students based on a rubric and text questions to record qualitative data to share with parents and faculty. **This item is being upgraded to PollDaddy: Your login details and account will remain the same, you will now login at Polldaddy.com.
LitBlitz is free beta Chrome extension that aims to improve how students and researchers manage their notes for literature reviews, assignment research and more by simplifying pdf management, allowing capture and annotation of document snippets
LitBlitz v1.0 is currently available as a Google Chrome extension.
LitBlitz, while still available on the Google Chrome store no longer appears to be under development, and the company url redirects to a Japanese language web page.
Meaki allows you to clip, organize and share web pages into a visually engaging Clipset. It is similar to other pinboard applications like Pinterest, but allows users to clip entire websites rather than just images and organize them in a sharable, visual collection. Meaki has a built in social component, clipsets are public and can be browsed by anyone.