Monthly Archives: October 2006

Inorganic InChIs

Mark Winter - who has done an enormous amount to promote web-based chemistry such as WebElements - makes an important point: Mark Winter Says: October 18th, 2006 at 10:18 am eOK - having carefully and rather too obviously written in … Continue reading

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Organic Theses: Hamburger or Cow?

This is my first attempt to see if a chemistry thesis in PDF can yield any useful machine-processable information. I thank Natasha Schumann from Frankfurt for the thesis (see below for credits). A typical chemical synthesis looks like this (screenshot … Continue reading

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Presentation to Open Scholarship 2006

I am presenting this "talk" from the Web and including parts of my blog. This means I have to decide what I think I am going to say before I do or don't say it. You know by now what … Continue reading

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Is "peer-review" holding back innovation?

As part of my talk at Open Scholarship I'm going to show two pieces of scholarly work of which I am proud, which I believe fit all the criteria of publication and for which I get no formal credit. (I … Continue reading

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Open Scholarship 2006 - 2

My colleague and DSpace superguru Jim Downing has also blogged parts of the meeting: These are some impressions of the Open Scholarship meeting so far... Some are notes, so it may be a bit jerky in places. I shan't blog … Continue reading

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Open Scholarship 2006 - 1

I'm at the University of Glasgow - in the splendid castellated Hunter Halls - for the European meeting on Open Scholarship. There are over 200 delegates - a mixture of librarians, information technologists, research funders, etc. Hardly any publishers - … Continue reading

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What are the advantages of XML and why should I care? (text)

This is an attempt to explain why XML is important in a scientific context. I shall try to assemble as many reasons as possible, but there are also many other tutorials and overviews. I believe that XML is a fundamental … Continue reading

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What are the advantages of XML and why should I care? (0)

As I have blogged before we are looking at ways of improving the information infrastructure in our Centre. We're all very consicous of how little we know - I know I know very little and I'm quite prepared to admit … Continue reading

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Blogging and the chemical semantic web

This post will explain how chemically-aware blogs can be indexed and searched. If you're not a chemist, but still interested in the semantic web, this may be interesting. I revealed in recent posts that molecules in blogs can be indexed … Continue reading

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The mystery unfolded - the molecules have been (and can be) found

I think this was delayed by WordPress.) Jean-Claude and his students cracked a bit of it. Egon has explained it fully and provided the motivation... Egon Says: October 14th, 2006 at 7:55 pm eI have not been able to track … Continue reading

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