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I'm Peter Murray-Rust, a chemist, intersted in crystallography and informatics. Originally I wanted to write about them, but events took over and I now mainly blog about how to make knowledge Open. You'll find a bit more about me on Wikipedia

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  1. Raivis

    Hi,

    I found your blog and I wanted to ask you a quick question that I am struggling with.

    Would you know a solution of how to extract the text from the green circles show on this file? : https://www.dropbox.com/s/oj57l7rscapwpki/c25.png?dl=0

    I have the code that can detect the center coordinate of those circles, but I haven't jet figured out how to extract the text. Could you suggest me a possible solution?

    Kind regards,
    Raivis

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  2. Fabian Tompsett

    Hi Peter,

    I really enjoyed meeting you.
    I am not sure you got my e-mail right, so here it is again.
    By the way as a former typesetter, I don't think the problem is with typesetting per se, but rather with the financial imperatives of the publishers who do not allow enough time and energy to ensure that the correct unicode is used!

    Let's meet again soon

    Fabian

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    1. pm286 Post author

      Thanks,
      I agree that the typesetter provides a service for money. I believe that this service is unnecessary anyway. I think the publishers outsource both the job and the responsibility. The typesetter has relatively little responsibility other than to interpret the requirement in a e-print medium rather than a digital one. The market seem to think that paying 200 USD to beautify and already acceptable document is worth it, and that if this destroys semantics, it doesn't matter.

      I'd love to meet again

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  3. Valentina

    Dear Peter,

    I attended the ContentMine workshop at the Wellcome Trust last week - many thanks again! That was brilliant!

    I would like to send you a fellowship application for which I got shortlisted.
    Is you email
    pm286@cam.ac.uk ?

    I would be very keen to use ContentMine within my research and I wonder if I could mention a possible collaboration with you at the fellowship interview.

    Many thanks
    Look forward to hearing from you

    Best wishes
    Valentina

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