Monthly Archives: April 2016

A commentary on Sci-hub: 2/n. Why it matters to me and ContentMine

In my previous post , catalyzed by Sci-Hub, https://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2016/04/30/a-commentary-on-sci-hub-1-scholarly-publishing-is-broken/ I argued that scholarly publishing is completely broken. It’s now lost a huge amount of respect, it’s unwieldly, unfair and mired in bickering. It pays no attention to readers. It’s becoming … Continue reading

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A commentary on Sci-hub: 1. Scholarly publishing is broken

Many of you will already have read of Science Magazine’s account of Sci-Hub, the “pirate” site for scholarly publications. “Science” is often seen as one to the “top three” outlets, along with Nature and Cell. Here’s the original: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/whos-downloading-pirated-papers-everyone And … Continue reading

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Tummy bug 2: The scientific literature teaches us about Isospora

In the previous post we showed how ContentMine could give immediate knowledge about a scientific topic - we analysed “Isospora”, which is a nasty tummy bug. Let’s just read Wikipedia to get some idea of the language we’ll need   … Continue reading

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How ContentMine can help you! Our example looks for "tummy bug" for Natalie

Yesterday Tom, Natalie and I had coffee together. Natalie’s a Vet student - at Royal Veterinary College - and we got talking about her project - 8 weeks doing practical research on Isospora. I’ve never heard of it. No idea … Continue reading

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TDM at European Parliament - tweet-like report

Great meeting at Brussels EP yesterday. Would have liked to tweet but didn't have password. - There *were* tweets by the MEPs. So I wrote my notes like tweets I would have made.  Maye be useful to some, mystifying to … Continue reading

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@TheContentMine preparing for largescale high-throughput Mining (TDM)

The ContentMine (contentmine.org) has almost finished the infrastructure and software for automatic daily mining of the scientific literature. We hope to start testing in the next few days. I'll try to post frequent information. The software has been developed by … Continue reading

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Off to Brussels for ContentMining (TDM) meeting.

I'm spending a (long) day going to Brussels to a meeting run by MEPs and the European Parliament on Text and Data Mining. Here's the metadata: “Demystifying Text and Data Mining in a copyright context” When: Wednesday 27 April 2016, … Continue reading

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ContentMine at Force2016; notes for my session

I have a 30 mins session at Force2016 on Semantic Publishing. I'll concentrate on ContentMine. I shall not powerpoint people, but do some experiments. Here are some useful links:   Content mine website contentmine.org. Install contentmine software yourself https://contentmine.github.io/. (Julia … Continue reading

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Nature also charges to read about Zika

Nature also charges to read about Zika. The British Dental Journal is owned by them.

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Elsevier's paywalling of Zika papers is systematic

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