What is PubDown?

Pubdown is a practical search engine that allows the user to make a query against PubMed or Scopus databases. This includes the retrieval of the list of the available papers and downloading their pdf full texts to the local repository. Available pdf papes are then processed and plain text is extracted. Furthermore, the tool provides a registration and surveillance system to detect and download new web documents that correspond to the search criteria, in the coming days and weeks.

This tool is implemented as an AJAX-enabled web application programmed in Java 1.8 and it is designed to run on a standard Apache Tomcat server which al-lows run-ning in it on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. The ZK Java web framework has been used to create the web user interface and MySQL is used to store the application data (users, configuration, etc).