Monthly Archives: December 2011

Semantic Physical Science Workshop

We (Charlotte Bolton and I) are preparing the material for the Semantic Physical Science Workshop in January (10/12). A major feature of this is our Jumbo-Converters which convert legacy log files to semantic CML. To do that we are cleaning … Continue reading

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Videos from BiomedCentral: IainH and Gulliver Turtle (Panton #4 and #5) and thanks to Musopen

I have spent the last days on and off editing the material that Laura Newman (OKFN) and I collected from BiomedCentral – interviewing Iain Hrynaszkiewicz and also Gulliver Turtle. Iain has got the (slightly edited) video/audio and hoped to let … Continue reading

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Panton Discussions #4 and #5

Yesterday Laura Newman (OKF) and I met with Iain Hrynaszkiewicz of BiomedCentral and recorded a Panton discussion. Panton discussions are irregular discussions with figures in the Open world and have traditionally taken place in the Panton Arms in Cambridge, where … Continue reading

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The Open Access Movement is disorganized; this must not continue

I am going to have to reply to an article by Stevan Harnad (http://openaccess.eprints.org/index.php?/archives/862-guid.html ) where he argues inter alia that gratisOA (e.g. through Green, CC-restricted) rather than libreOA (e.g. through Gold, or CC-BY) should be adopted because: "Note that … Continue reading

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LBM2011 Singapore; a milestone in Text-mining and Natural Language Processing, OSCAR, OPSIN, ChemicalTagger

Yesterday I gave an invited plenary lecture at http://lbm2011.biopathway.org/ - The Fourth International Symposium on Languages in Biology and Medicine (LBM 2011) Nanyang Technological University, Singapore .14th and 15th December, 2011 The meeting was on Natural Language Processing – using … Continue reading

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Workshop and Symposium on Semantic Physical Science

We are delighted to announce that we are running a Workshop and Symposium on Semantic Physical Science (see below). This will explore how to use physical scientific data in semantic form and will explore: creation by humans and machines, specifications … Continue reading

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JISC/OKFN/SWAT4LS Hackathon: Bibsoup and disease video

This weeks' hackathon showed how much could be accomplished in a (short) day-and-a-half. I've already given a brief overview but here I discuss our project – Open Research Reports and disease - in detail. David Shotton and Tanya gray introduced … Continue reading

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The hackathon was a great success (Open Research Reports, SWAT4LS, JISC, OKFN, Open Bibliography/BibSoup …)

The 1.5 day hackathon prequel to the SWAT4LS workshop was a great success – at least all the 30+ people there thought so. This is just a brief report and thanks. First enormous thanks to Andrea Splendiani and Mahendra Mahey … Continue reading

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“Open Access” and Non-Commercial Licences - summary

This is the last post I shall make – on this blog – on this subject. Recent discussion has highlighted that this issue is much larger and much more critical than I thought even a few days ago. It is … Continue reading

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Acceptance of CC-NC has sold readers and authors seriously short

I was at the AGM of UK PubMedCentral last Monday and asked about the Open Access subset of PMC – those papers where authors/funders have paid large amounts of money to ensure their papers are "Open Access". I asked about … Continue reading

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