Create Corpus By PDF Directory
To create a Corpus based on a folder containing PDF files, click the Corpora datatype object in the clipboard and select the option Corpus -> Create -> PDF Directory.
Selecting this option causes the Corpus Creation wizard to be launched. Below, we provide a brief overview of the steps.
Select Loader Options and Directory
A GUI appears allowing to select the folder where the PDF files are kept.
Here, you can opt for one of the following Loader Options:
- Default (Without) The PDF Meta-information will be searching using best effort techniques combining with PubMed Search for Digital Object Identifier (DOI) (Workflow Diagram Step 1)
- Use File Name as PMID (Other ID) For each PDF file, the name is associated to a PMID; in further steps, @Note will find meta information (abstract, title or authors) for the article in Pubmed using this PMID (Workflow Diagram Step 2)
- Import Document Meta information from TSV File A tab-separated file (TSV) will be provided including columns with file name and PMID. In further steps, @Note will find meta information in PubMed using the defined PMIDs for each file (Workflow Diagram Step 3)
Select Corpus Name
Select a name for the corpus, e.g “New Corpus” and press next. By default, the Corpus name is the directory full path.
If the option to use a TSV file is chosen, a graphical interface is launched that allows you to select the file / view information about the first lines and select the General Delimiter, Text Delimiter, DefaultValue and mapping between File name or full path and PMID.
- General Delimiter: overall file delimiter to split the contents of different columns (in Blue)
- Text Delimiter: delimiter to encapsulate information
- Default Value: default value used to represent empty records ( in orange )
- Column Selection Options: select the column in the file for file Name or file full path and column for PMID
Update Document PMID (OtherID)
A graphical interface is launched that allows you to edit the file PMID information. Pressing the PDF button allow the PDF file to be opened. If user not define a PMID for one document System try finding meta-information using best effort techniques combining with PubMed searching using DOI retrieved.
Update Publication Meta Information and Full Text
In this last GUI it is possible to change all meta-information about the articles loaded. It is also possible to edit the PDF to Text conversion. In left side, you can inspect the list of documents indexed by document title (if available) or file name. These can be highlighted with two colors: green means that document meta-information is complete (title, abstract and authors are filled); otherwise, the documents is marked in red.
Selecting one document from the list, you can edit the meta-information for this document and switching to "Full Text" tab you can also update the PDF to Text conversion (in most cases this has errors).
After finished, you should press the Ok button and a new Corpus will be created.
A new Corpus is now created and will be available in the clipboard, being visualized through the Corpora View and automatically opened in the clipboard.
Besides, a Corpus Create report will be launched