Monthly Archives: September 2015

Extracting 100 million facts from the Scientific literature -1

In TheContentMine, funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation, we aim to extract 100 million facts from the scientific literature. That's a large number so here's our thinking.... What is a fact? Common Mist Frog (Litoria rheocola) of northern Australia. Credit: Damon … Continue reading

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Should Wikipedia work with Elsevier?

This story has erupted in the last 2 days - if it had been earlier I would have covered it at my talk to Wikipedia Science]. TL;DR. Elsevier has granted accounts to 45 top editors at Wikipedia so they can … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and Wikidata. Massive Open resources for Science.

I think Wikipedia is a wonderful creation of the XXIst Century, the Digital Enlightenment. It has arisen out of the massive cultural change enabled by digital freedom - the technical ability for over half the world (and hopefully soon almost … Continue reading

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Announce: Microbial Supertree through ContentMining

I haven't blogged for some time as I have been writing Liberation Software (software to make knowledge and people free). Now we (Ross Mounce, Matt Wills and I) have got our first significant scientific result - a supertree: I am … Continue reading

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