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4 Academic and Scientific Downloads

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

NodeXL 

 

NodeXL

NodeXL is a powerful and easy-to-use interactive network visualization and analysis tool that leverages Microsoft Excel as the platform for representing generic graph data, performing advanced network analysis, and exploring networks visually.
> Download the NodeXL template for Excel

 

 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 capture of semantic data throughout the publishing process.
> Download the Article Authoring Add-in for Word

 

 

 

Microsoft Academic Search

This free academic search engine is also a testbed 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 them via visualizations.
> Try Microsoft Academic Search

 
Ontology Add-in 

Ontology Add-in

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