1.0 Release Milestones
We are planning to release version 1.0 before the end of 2017. This release will include the following major features, but each release between now and 1.0 will include these and other features as we complete them.
- Improve connections and references: Fully utilise opportunities to connect documents and entities, such as the ability to apply properties to connection. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
- Release-ready performance improvements: These are the necessary improvements we need to make to Uwazi performance to be ready for the first stable release. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
- Built-in data analysis and visualisation: Users will be able to create tables and graphs based on collected data within Uwazi. To create these tables and graphs, users will run their selected data through a generator that will guide the user to achieve the desired data visualization. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
- Advanced search: This advanced search feature will allow users to narrow or broaden their search by: using multiple search fields at once using operators such as AND, OR and NOT. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
Post-1.0 Release Milestones
- Ability to import/export data: Build features that allow users to import data (dictionaries, translations, etc) and to export data via .csv files. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
- Implement advanced annotation features: Allow users to annotate their documents, such as being able to draw a box on top of the PDF (or image) and create connections, comments, and table of contents from that box. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
- Ability to work with living content within Uwazi: This will allow users to create living, editable content within Uwazi but still retain the rich feature set of PDFs. Follow our work on this milestone on Github >>
What We’ve Achieved So Far
Based on the feedback of 21 human rights organizations, we launched the first release of Uwazi in July 2016 with the following functionality:
- Easy upload: Simple, familiar drag-and-drop document upload feature that automatically converts the text from PDF to HTML.
- Metadata: Users can define their own metadata for each document that includes properties, categories, locations, and connections.
- Published documents are accessible on any browser and any device.
- Filter: Based on metadata, find interesting subsets of information by combining filters.
- Table of contents: Select relevant points in the text and click to add them to the table of contents.
- Ability to cross-reference content (full documents or text within a document) by identifying the source and target of the reference.
Since July 2016, in addition to many improvements to the platform, we have added the following features:
- Faceted browsing: Users can explore a collection of information by applying multiple filters at once.
- Translation: The entire platform interface (menus, buttons, fields, etc) can now be translated into most languages right from the administrator interface.
- “What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) pages: User are able to create webpages that can be used to share information related to the organization profile, the collection contents, legal disclaimers etc.
- Edit and delete multiple documents and/or entities at once.
- User accounts and roles: Administrators can now create user accounts and assign one of two roles: administrator and editor. More information on the permissions assigned to each role >>
- Support for non-PDF file formats, such as YouTube videos.