Monthly Archives: November 2013

Content Mining; #ami develops her commandline and meets Ducktyping

Sleepless the bear and #ami2 the kangaroo meet Duck. S: Hello Duck. What are you doing? D: I'm helping #ami2 create her commandline parser. We're going to use ducktyping. S: what's a commandline? [*] Chuff: it's one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Content-mining: Using Tabula

Extracting tables from PDFs is not fun. But @TabulaPDF have made it possible. So we are going to learn how to extract tables at Jenny's liberation-fest tomorrow. Here's how: Got to http:// http://tabula.nerdpower.org/ (That's right: NERD POWER. Nerds are good. … Continue reading

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Content-mining the scientific literature into CKAN

CKAN was pioneered by the Open Knowledge Foundation as an Open Source tool to make government and related data more easily available. Governments love it, because it's good and it's free and it's open. But why would we use it … Continue reading

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Content-mining: #animalgarden discover CKAN/Datahub and create the November25 declaration of the Right to Mine

A massive day for #animalgarden. They've made a huge technical breakthrough. They can now store all the facts from the scientific literature. They'd been worrying about where to put the data they extracted, now that the STM publishers have blessed … Continue reading

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Would you share your genome sequence? (can you get to Cambridge?)

Would you? The next event in Cambridge Open Research is http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/would-you-share-your-genome-sequence-tickets-9293969513 We are going to be led by Fiona Nielsen who created DNADigest.org The genomic era is at our doorstep together with a lot of promises to personalized medicine – … Continue reading

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Legacy publishers! The Berlin moment: your paywalls are history. We want freedom and we want it now!

Yesterday was the Open Access Button ThunderClap: https://www.thunderclap.it/en/projects/5675-open-access-button-launch. I'm proud to have been one of the 434 and to have donated 2000+ followers. That means that yesterday they will all have got a tweet like the ones below: I'd love … Continue reading

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Launch of OKFN Open Science at the Panton Arms

A wonderful launch of Cambridge Open Science / research at the Panton last night. 14 people came which is a wonderful number – enough to get a sense of critical mass. Lovely warm fire, comfy sofas, British beer, projector, screen, … Continue reading

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Fabulous TabulaPDF liberates tables in PDFs; we are collaborators

  If you found someone writing software which di some of the same sort of things that your software did would you be pleased or upset? If you're an academic in the modern world you might wellb be upset. "Bugger, … Continue reading

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OA Thunderclap: Students are rightly angry with all of us

In about 15 hours from now there will be a thunderclap: https://www.thunderclap.it/en/projects/5675-open-access-button-launch Joe and David – two medical students are ANGRY. They're angry that paywalls to the medical literature still exist. That they can't read the medical literature that they … Continue reading

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Open Science Research at the Panton Arms Monday 2013-11-18: All welcome

We're meeting tomorrow at the Panton Arms Cambridge for the first public Open Science/Research OKFN meetup, organised by Keren Limor. (Four of us met at Keren's house a month ago to plan it). http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cambridge-open-research-tickets-8650372497 The Panton Arms is the second … Continue reading

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