From Chat to Publication Management: Organizing your related work using BibSonomy & LLMs

, , , and . Proceedings of the 2024 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, page 386–390. New York, NY, USA, Association for Computing Machinery, (2024)
DOI: 10.1145/3627508.3638298


The ever-growing corpus of scientific literature presents significant challenges for researchers with respect to discovery, management, and annotation of relevant publications. Traditional platforms like Semantic Scholar, BibSonomy, and Zotero offer tools for literature management, but largely require manual laborious and error-prone input of tags and metadata. Here, we introduce a novel retrieval augmented generation system that leverages chat-based large language models (LLMs) to streamline and enhance the process of publication management. It provides a unified chat-based interface, enabling intuitive interactions with various backends, including Semantic Scholar, BibSonomy, and the Zotero Webscraper. It supports two main use-cases: (1) Explorative Search & Retrieval - leveraging LLMs to search for and retrieve both specific and general scientific publications, while addressing the challenges of content hallucination and data obsolescence; and (2) Cataloguing & Management - aiding in the organization of personal publication libraries, in this case BibSonomy, by automating the addition of metadata and tags, while facilitating manual edits and updates. We compare our system to different LLM models in three different settings, including a user study, and we can show its advantages in different metrics.

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