Category Archives: www2007

to tie up with other blogs from www 2007

semantic chemistry - "dbchempedia" and crystaleye

An obvious requirement for the chemical semantic web is that we have chemistry - non-trivial as most is in walled-gardens. But things have really moved in the last hour. I left a message on Martin Walker's Talk on WP, then … Continue reading

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dbpedia - structured information from Wikipedia => dbchem

I'm at a session at WWW 2007 on Linking Data - which I think will be of enormously important for us. Something I had never heard of before (it's new this year): DBPedia it scrapes 750, 000 infoboxes from WP … Continue reading

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tbl+13 - the magic exposed (if not explained)

Here is the theme from TBL's keynote: (slide 14/39) The Two Magics of Web Science. He used many examples of the slide below, emphasizing the cyclic nature of the process. Start at the top and cycle clockwise. This shows how … Continue reading

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WWW 2007 Presentation

[This is roughly my presentation for the meeting, with conclusions. I may edit it during the day so early feed readers will have captured early versions] The presentation concentrates on science, but applies to all scholarly journals. Addresses copyright and … Continue reading

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Access to and re-use of Open Data in chemistry - impressions

Continuing the preparation of material for WWW 2007 ... It is almost universally held (see Open Data - Wikipedia) that facts cannot be copyrighted. It is common for scientific papers to be accompanied by "supporting information" or "supplemental data". In … Continue reading

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The pit-bull and the pendulum

Continuing the preparation of my WWW 2007 panel material blogwise (and with apologies to those who have heard me before on this) the following epitomises the difference of interests in the Open/Closed Access/Data community. In 1994 Rudy Baum (C&EN: Editor's … Continue reading

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The reality of closed access

Here's a typical example of getting information from the literature. Assume I don't belong to a rich University and I need to find out about cystic fibrosis. I can go to the splendid Pubmed (MEDLINE) PubMed is a service of … Continue reading

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The importance of Open Data

(Note for true effect, go to the real live pages mentioned here). Here is a page from the Canadian National Committee for CODATA (sent by Alison Ball). I'm going to choose just one of many data sources:   About This … Continue reading

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Open Canada

(and maybe a reader will give me the French translation - I do not know the gender). I am delighted to be speaking at WWW 2007 in Banff Canada as Canada has a very high profile in Open activities. This … Continue reading

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TBL+13: If everybody did it it would be awesome

13 years ago I sat entranced listening to Tim Berners-Lee giving the closing address at the first WWW conference in CERN, Geneva. I was particularly influenced by one diagram which changed the way I thought about the world. I don't … Continue reading

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