Of late I was working on a research article for our AI-related work on a medical segmentation use case. In the past, I have read 100s of articles and journals but never had a chance to write one. Writing a research article is a new experience and a learning curve for me. When I started on it many people advised me to get the references sorted out first. I was thinking whats a big deal in it, we will do our work and in the end, we will quote other activities similar to our work and kind of ignored it until we started working on the final version of our article.

While working on this article I stumbled upon a couple of revelations: First, it's a bad idea to start a research article using Microsoft Word or Google Doc, better to use LaTex editor like overleaf even if its initial learning curve is steep. Second, the importance of references and citations. These references and citations are links connecting the progression of leanings and knowledge. They act as a link for building a knowledge-base graph by placing the current work on top of previous works.

I could find most of the reference articles and journals from the following search engines:

Google Scholar - https://scholar.google.com/
Ref Seek - https://www.refseek.com/
Pub Med - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed