N4L::Scribe Manuscript Annotation
The Scribe is a manuscript annotation service that recognizes important terms in a document and embeds semantic links to authoritative resources.
We offer this service to publishers to automatically screen raw manuscripts (in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or XML format) for adherence to a journal stylesheet, validate correct use of selected terminologies and nomenclatures, verify specific cited resources, summarize those resources in a standardized form to simplify "fact-checking" by editors/peer reviewers, embed persistent links into the manuscript that flow through into the published article and annotates factual errors that require review by editor/peer-reveiwer/author.
The service ensures consistency and completeness of each article and reduces time and effort for peer-reviewers and authors, who need only to check manuscripts for technical soundness. The service uses a simple drag and drop interface. Editors can select/deselect different terminologies, identifier classes and other research artifacts to check and link. The service returns a completely marked-up and annotated version, typically in less than one minute.
- Validates document structure
- Checks terminology usage
- Verifies cited resources
- Summarizes cited resources
- Embeds persistent links
- Annotates factual errors
- Ensures consistency and thoroughness
- Reduces editor/reviewer time and effort