The EEXCESS technologies serve as recommendation tools for your online activities. You, as a user, get personally tailored recommendations from cultural and scientific databases without having to explicitly search for this content. EEXCESS tools integrate into your ongoing working process. You don´t have to leave the website you are currently reading or the content management system you are currently editing.
Please find a deep description of all features and the technical details in the Deliverable EEXCESS-D5.2-First Prototype on User Profile and Context Detection, Usage Analysis Methods and Services.
So far, EEXCESS tools recommend data from the following cultural and scientific databases:
- Europeana (cultural content)
- EconBiz (economic literature)
- Mendeley (scientific papers of a wide range of disciplines)
- KIM BL (regional cultural content, Baselland, Switzerland)
- Digital Public Library of America
- The National Archives UK
- Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
- Rijksmuseum, Netherlands
Browser Extension for Google Chrome
The Chrome extension is the most feature-rich prototype and serves as the main development and demonstration channel. The EEXCESS browser extension contains innovative features to visualize your search history and your search results and offers intuitive ways for filtering those results. You can find a more detailed explanation of how the browser extension works, including some screenshots, here.
The browser extension prototype is available for free at the Chrome Webstore.
The source code is available at http://purl.org/eexcess/components/chrome-extension.
The WordPress plug-in is a proof-of-concept so far and provides you with recommendations while editing blog posts and web pages. It can be downloaded here: http://purl.org/eexcess/components/wordpress-plugin.
Google Docs Plugin
Like the WordPress plugin, the Google Docs plugin is a proof-of-concept at this stage. The current implementation allows only consumption of content, but will be extended to content creation. The plugin can be downloaded from http://purl.org/eexcess/components/googledocs-plugin.
Do you use Moodle to support your lesson preparation? Then you should use the EEXCESS Moodle plugin. It can be downloaded from here: http://purl.org/eexcess/install/moodle-server-plugin.
Wikipedia Reference Butler
The Wikipedia Reference Butler supports Wikipedia Editors to enrich Wikipedia Articles with references.
All EEXCESS prototypes are made available as Open Source. We use Github as our Open Source platform. If you are interested in using or contributing to EEXCESS, please visit https://github.com/EEXCESS/eexcess.