Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wellcome's recommendations on Data Access and Sharing

The Wellcome Trust and other funders have commisioned a study on ESTABLISHING INCENTIVES AND CHANGING CULTURES TO SUPPORT DATA ACCESS http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/stellent/groups/corporatesite/@msh_peda/documents/web_document/wtp056495.pdf (This is a report of the Expert Advisory Group on Data Access (EAGDA). EAGDA was established by the MRC, … Continue reading

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How contentmine will extract millions of species

We are now  describing our workflow from extracting facts from the scientific literature on http://contentmine.org/blog . Yesterday Ross Mounce and I hacked through what was necessary to extract species from PLoSone. Here's the workflow we came up with: Ross has … Continue reading

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How contentmine.org will extract 100 million scientific facts

  At contentmine.org we have been working hard to create a platform for extracting facts from the literature. It's been great to create a team - CottageLabs (CL) and I have worked together for over 5 years and they know … Continue reading

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Wikimania (Wikipedia) has changed my life

I've just spent 3 hectic days at Wikimania (the world gathering of world Wikimedians) and am so overwhelmed I'm spending today getting my thoughts in order.  Wikimedia is the generic organization for Wikipedia , Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, and lots else. … Continue reading

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Ebola Emergency: Lancet/Elsevier charges 31 USD to read about it

and http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/aug/08/who-ebola-outbreak-international-public-health-emergency  

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Wikimania: I argue for human-machine symbiotes to read and understand science

I have the huge opportunity to present a vision of the future of science at @WikimaniaLondon  (Friday 2014-08-08:1730) . I am deeply flattered. I am also deeply flattered that the Wikipedians have created a page about me (which means I … Continue reading

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July summary: an incredible month: ContentMine, OKFest, Shuttleworth, Hargreaves, Wikimania

I haven't blogged for over a month because I have been busier than I have ever been in my life. This is because the opportunities and the challenges of the Digital Century appear daily. It's also because our ContentMine (http://contentmine.org) … Continue reading

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