Researchers to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
The common facts of today are the products of yesterday’s research
How do I find research papers which have the research implementation in the GitHub
For instance: lung infection classification*github
Again… Including code is a nice-to-have feature, not a must-have feature.
What if Author do not respond to email
- You may check the list of research papers and authors who have cited the original paper. Some of them may also have compared their work with this research paper algorithm. You may always try to connect with the author of these research papers via email. You may end up getting some link to the original author’s new email id or contact number, if not code.
- You may try to connect with the author at LinkedIn, ResearchGate or Academic. These are professional social media platforms which can help you to link with the resource person.
- You may try connecting them through their students (Post Doc or Doctorate). This is good approach to connect with resource person. With this, you will have good idea of what to write in the email and how to approach the resource person.
Tips to send an Email to the Author
Whenever, you write an email to the researcher, you should be very humble and do not forget to mention that you will be citing his/ her research work in the references of your research paper. Also, it will be an added advantage to offer him the acknowledgement in your research paper. Before that, discuss with your fellow authors. Also, try to pick his/ her current research work and try to offer future collaborations (if you are not a student or research scholar because they take faculty and industrialist seriously). Send an email from your official university account only.
Many Research Papers are published without Code. Why?
This is because most of the academic researchers in technical fields can’t code. In computer vision, they just hack something together in a single Matlab file. They like to think that coding is for undergrads. They believe it’s beneath them to waste their time on such trivialities. Most of them never learned good software engineering practices and don’t have an understanding of the complexity and skill it takes to write good code.
The major problem is that this is supported by researchers because all academia cares about is publishing, quantity over quality.
Success is measured by how many citations you have, not by how good your contributions are. At the end of the day, when the only people citing you themselves don’t produce anything useful, it doesn’t matter. It’s not science anymore as much as it is “research for the sake of doing research”.
It is good practice to skip such research papers which do not have any authenticity and follow only significant research papers in your domain. The number of such research papers are usually reduced in SCI/ SCIE indexed journal papers and core ranked conference research papers for they provide complete research implementation details of their experiments.
With this, we hope that we were successful in providing you with useful information about how to approach the scientist or a researcher for their implementation codes. It should be noted that you may choose to follow similar approaches to fetch the dataset for your research work.