Monthly Archives: April 2011

What are the formal restrictions on text-mining?

#oscar4 #okfn #pantonpapers A little while ago I suggested that we create whitepapers ("Panton Papers", http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2010/07/24/open-data-the-concept-of-panton-papers/ ) to help our development of open science. We've come up with some titles and I've drafted one on text-mining http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/03/28/draft-panton-paper-on-textmining/ . There's now … Continue reading

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OSCAR4 launch roundup

#oscar4 IMO the OSCAR4 launch was a great success. We had visitors from outside the Unilever Centre and also remotely on Twitter and the streaming video. The talks were very well presented and were all captured on stream and more … Continue reading

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OSCAR: The Journal-eating robot

#oscar4 Follow http://www-pmr.ch.cam.ac.uk/wiki/OSCAR4_Launch for all news and URLs (live stream). Hashtag #oscar4. To introduce the launch of OSCAR4 I will give a short timeline and hopefully credit those who have made contributions. When I joined the Unilever centre I had … Continue reading

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OSCAR4 how you can make a library work for you

#oscar4 As we've said OSCAR4 is a set of library components that can be reconfigured in many ways (rather than a single monolithic application). On Wednesday (in Cambridge or remotely) we'll be looking at how to bolt the bits together. … Continue reading

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What is OSCAR4 and why we created it

#oscar4 On Wednesday we are launching OSCAR4 (http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/04/08/oscar4-launch/) . OSCAR4 has involved a very large amount of work ("refactoring") which has resulted in some change to the surface functionality and a huge change to the architecture. What does that mean? … Continue reading

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NWChem and Quixote: a first JUMBO template-based parser

#quixotechem #nwchem #jumboconverters As I've mentioned (http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/04/09/nwchem-a-fully-open-source-compchem-code-from-pnnl/ ) I now see NWChem as my flagship project for the Open Source Quixote (http://quixote.wikispot.org/Front_Page ) project to create an open source semantic framework for computational chemistry. I was really flattered and encouraged … Continue reading

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Southampton’s Blog3 and ScholarlyHTML

#scholarlyhtml There were several exciting things to come from the recent workshops (World University Network Lab note book, and OREChem) at PNNL; this post is on Southampton's Blog3 (http://blog3.rubyforge.org) (Jeremy Frey, Simon Coles, Mark Borkum and others). They've been using … Continue reading

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NWChem: a fully Open Source compchem code from PNNL

#nwchem #quixotechem I've spent a great 4 days at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (http://www.pnl.gov/ ) where we've been doing a number of things – including OREChem (which I'll blog later). It's been great to talke with the people who have … Continue reading

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OSCAR4 Launch

#oscar4launch I am delighted to announce the launch of OSCAR4: http://www-pmr.ch.cam.ac.uk/wiki/OSCAR4_Launch OSCAR (Open Source Chemistry Analysis Routines) is an open source extensible system for the automated annotation of chemistry in scientific articles. It can be used to identify chemical names, … Continue reading

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The Freedom Cloud: The future of our culture is in the balance

#okcon2010 #okfn I have known Becky Hogge for several years - Becky is deeply involved in the Open movement and is inter alia a board member of the OKF. She's just published an essay http://www.opendemocracy.net/becky-hogge/freedom-cloud which so exactly mirrors my … Continue reading

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