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.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/ScienceSource … will use millions of entries in #wikidata to annotate biomedical articles to help #Wikimedicine create critical reviews 2/n https://twitter.com/petermurrayrust/status/960831876528295936 …
Happy to share #OSCAR, a free-text search interface for SPARQL endpoints: https://w3id.org/people/essepuntato/papers/oscar-savesd2018.html …. Developed for #OpenCitations ( http://opencitations.net/search ), it’s customisable for working w/ other SPARQL endpoints – @wikidata (cc @Wikicite) and @scholarData examples in the paper
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 …
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”
The topic of open citations was presented at the PIDapalooza conference and represents a third component in the increasing corpus of open scientific information.
The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun, a regional Japanese newspaper, is incorporating artifical intelligence into the newsroom and using it to write summaries. Read more about the new technology.
Okay, it’s a fortnightly review. I wasn’t around last Friday.
We start with a couple of interactives built by the unit. The first was to go with the newly-released Welsh colour-banded school ratings. It didn’t aim to do much: just let parents find their children’s school, and ones nearby, as quickly as possible, and see their results. Continue reading “Trinity Mirror data unit weekly review: why simple interactives are often the best”
Community input requested! We are planning FORCE2018 and looking for your input on dates/speakers/scope. Let us know your ideas: https://goo.gl/forms/WMmbiIkEVoORvVgZ2 …
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The media industry has been disrupted. Falling advertising revenues make many publishers anxiously eye their balance sheets. Especially small outlets are struggling. As a consequence, many of them are hesitant to invest in data journalism, fearing that it would lead to additional costs. Continue reading “Bigger is not always better: Data journalism for small newsrooms”
On the technology behind the remarkable collaboration that advanced open #annotation for everyone and integrated @hypothes_is into @eLife with @ORCID_Org authentication, moderation, a dedicated eLife annotation layer, customized UX and more https://elifesciences.org/labs/3f85f8c2/enabling-scientific-discussion-on-elife-with-hypothesis … pic.twitter.com/4dimoFEZQA
Would you care if a story you read in a newspaper or online was “written” by a machine rather than a stressed-out hack? Would you even be able to tell the difference? Welcome to the world of “robo journalism” – and it’s coming faster than you think.
The looming ePrivacy Regulation is creating a new battleground in Europe: the race to own consumer login systems, for better or worse.
When and how publishers arrive there depends on their business models and markets. But in Germany, the login strategy is a tactic many are adopting to ensure their business’ sustainability, should they have to abide by the proposed ePrivacy law and gain consumer consent for all cookie use. Continue reading “With ePrivacy looming, German publishers scramble to get users logged in”
Some folk are confused, but OpenCitations and the Initiative for Open Citations, despite the similarity of their names, are two distinct organizations.
OpenCitations (http://opencitations.net) is an open scholarly infrastructure organization directed by Silvio Peroni and myself, and its primary purpose is to host and build the OpenCitations Corpus (OCC), an RDF database of scholarly citation data that now contains almost 13 million citation links. Continue reading “OpenCitations and the Initiative for Open Citations: A Clarification”
With so much broken by the Internet, we may be moving into a mode of fixing things. Are open citations part of the solution, or more of the problem?
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