Case study

Natural Language Processing (NLP) based rapid content production solutions for a scholarly publisher

The quantum of science-based discoveries is continuing to amaze us and has been one of the key drivers to the progress the world has made in the past couple of centuries. At the heart of scholarly research lies the mandate to disseminate knowledge for the benefit of the entire world.

Since the first journal that was published 350 years ago, journal publishers have taken a significant role in evaluating research papers through peer review, making articles publication-ready and distributing to a large audience.

Intro

Accelerating journal production workflow through future-ready technology solution

One of the world’s largest journal publishers identified the need to reorganize their article production workflows to meet demands on handling increasing volume of research submissions and to achieve a rapid publication speed from manuscript acceptance to publishing.

achieving rapid publication cycle 

NLP-based content production workflow solution for scholarly articles publishing

Challenge

Owing to increase in research and development (R&D) spending across the world has resulted in an increase in the volume of research findings sent for publication. 

The speed of growth in research output submitted for publication strained the abilities to handle the volume, and, cost pressures in a market where commercial journal publishers were being pushed back on increasing prices. Open Access movement was gaining widespread acceptance and journal publishers needed to clearly differentiate themselves through the critical value addition they bring to the publishing value chain. 

Integra’s customer had taken the challenge head-on and needed a partner who can work with them in their vision towards a technology-first content production framework that can achieve high level of automation for scaling in the future.

solution

Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation are capturing every industry’s fancy and are fast becoming a reality in applications.

Integra closely collaborated with the publisher in finding opportunities for interventions using these emerging technologies and build future-ready platforms that can support the business goals.

Integra’s team of subject matter experts, technology, and solution architects, created a vision for a workflow suite that can be deployed right from when an article is routed for peer-review to its publication.

Through in-house R&D and development teams, we implemented Auto Manuscript Structing ToolNLP-based Manuscript Assessment and Copyediting System, and an AI-capable Resource Management Platform to manage peer review and copyediting processes.

Outcome

Through these implementations, we were able to support the publishers vision in achieving: Accelerated decision making on copyediting intervention, Efficient resource management and tracking of Copyediting resourcesCost saving up to 30% for copyediting servicesQuicker turn-around time achieved in content production stage 

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