What is L-Covid?
It is a web environment that integrates several NLP-powered components to facilitate the reading process, the identification of connected ideas and, in general, the exploration of COVID-19 literature.
Why we did it?
Because of the deluge of published scientific knowledge and the challenge to keep up to date that we had been experimenting in the last years has but exacerbated with the urgency of COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in that involved actors faced a lack of easy means to explore and make sense of the vast amount of new publications. Moreover, considering that different actors search for specific information relevant to their respective duties, frequently, the needed knowledge is found fragmented across various publications. Another important point is that with so many parallel researches, the ability to quickly retrieve and contrast similar statements (that could support or refute) is critical.