Citations as First-Class Data Entities: Introduction

Citations are now centre stage

As a result of the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), launched on April 6 last year, almost all the major scholarly publishers now open the reference lists they submit to Crossref, resulting in more than half a billion references being openly available via the Crossref API.

It is therefore time to think carefully about how citations are treated, and how they might be better handled as part of the Linked Open Data Web. Continue reading “Citations as First-Class Data Entities: Introduction”

Open science: University of Toronto researchers to publish lab notes in real time

About 20 scientists affiliated with a University of Toronto research organization have agreed to publish their lab notes in real time, a groundbreaking move aimed at hastening the discovery of new medical treatments.

The researchers, who work on some of the most untreatable diseases, such as ALS and rare children’s brain tumors, are part of the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), which has laboratories  at U of T and McGill University in Canada, and laboratories in Europe, the U.S. and South America.

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Improving AI Systems with Human Feedback and no Heartburn

Humans play an indispensable role in many modern AI-enabled services – not just as consumers of the service, but as the actual intelligence behind the artificial intelligence. From news portals to e-commerce websites, it is people’s ratings, clicks, and other interactions which provide a teaching signal used by the underlying intelligent systems to learn. While these human-in-the-loop systems improve through user interaction over time, they must also provide enough short-term benefit to people to be helpful. Continue reading “Improving AI Systems with Human Feedback and no Heartburn”

Getting Linked In to Data Science with Dr. Igor Perisic

Dr. Igor Perisic – Chief Data Officer

Episode 11, February 7, 2018

Getting Linked In to Data Science with Dr. Igor Perisic

Big data is a big deal, and if you follow the popular technical press, you’ll have heard all the metaphors: data is the new oil, the new bacon, the new currency, the new electricity. It’s even been called the new black. While data may not actually be any of these things, we can say this: in today’s networked world, data is increasingly valuable, and it is essential to research, both basic and applied. Continue reading “Getting Linked In to Data Science with Dr. Igor Perisic”

How best to fund knowledgebases – an author and reviewer in conversation

A recent Research Article published by Chiara Gabella (CG), SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, and colleagues explored how best to fund knowledgebases, which are relied on by many life scientists as highly accurate and reliable sources of scientific information. There are many questions about how to fund these, in her article Chiara uses UniProtKB as a case study, a knowledgebase run by the UniProt Consortium – a collaboration between the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the Protein Information Resource (PIR). Chiara’s article was openly reviewed by Helen Berman (HB),  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, who also works on a knowledge base – the RCSB Protein Data Bank

Continue reading “How best to fund knowledgebases – an author and reviewer in conversation”

The new podcast is here, and just in time for your commute. Don’t miss a chance to hear from Ruth Pickering about how @DoYewno is helping others uncover the undiscovered faster with AI and neural networking. https://blog.outsellinc.com/uncovering-the-undiscovered-faster-with-ai-and-neural-networking-e02eb28dc1b3 …

The new podcast is here, and just in time for your commute. Don’t miss a chance to hear from Ruth Pickering about how is helping others uncover the undiscovered faster with AI and neural networking. https://blog.outsellinc.com/uncovering-the-undiscovered-faster-with-ai-and-neural-networking-e02eb28dc1b3 …

Text-as-data journalism? Highlights from a decade of SOTU speech coverage

January 2012: The National Post’s graphics team analyzes keywords used in State of the Union addresses by presidents Bush and Obama / Image: © Richard Johnson/The National Post

In a guest post for OJB, Barbara Maseda looks at how the media has used text-as-data to cover State of the Union addresses over the last decade. Continue reading “Text-as-data journalism? Highlights from a decade of SOTU speech coverage”

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