5 Academic and Scientific Downloads

Microsoft Research labs worldwide regularly make interesting tools, software, and presentations available for free download to the greater research community, software developers, and technology enthusiasts. Try one we’ve collected here, or check out our other downloads.

NodeXL 

 

NodeXL

NodeXL is a powerful and easy-to-use interactive network visualisation and analysis tool that leverages the widely available Microsoft Excel application as the platform for representing generic graph data, performing advanced network analysis and visual exploration of networks.
> Download the NodeXL template for Excel

 

 

 

DataUp

An open source tool that makes it easy for scientists and researchers to document, manage, and archive their tabular data, DataUp operates within the scientist's workflow and integrates with Microsoft Excel.
> Learn more about DataUp 

 

 Article Authoring Add-in

 

Article Authoring Add-in

The Article Authoring add-in for Word enables authors and editors to save Word files in the National Library of Medicine's NLM DTD (article or book) format, which is used for publishing and archiving. In addition, the add-in enables more metadata to be captured and stored at the authoring stage and enables semantic information to be preserved through the publishing process.
> Download the Article Authoring Add-in for Word

 

 

 

Microsoft Academic Search

This free academic search engine is also a test-bed for new research ideas in fields such as data mining, named entity disambiguation, and visualization. Users can quickly find information about researchers, papers, conferences, journals, and organizations and can discover relationships among these entities via various visualizations.
> Try Microsoft Academic Search

 
Ontology Add-in 

Ontology Add-in

The Ontology add-in simplifies the development and validation of ontologies, by making ontologies more accessible to a wide audience of authors and by enabling semantic content to be integrated in the authoring experience, capturing the author’s intent and knowledge at the source, and facilitating downstream discoverability.
> Download the Ontology Add-in for Word