This is a list of the points I want to cover when introducing the session on Polemics. A list looks a bit dry but I promise to be polemical. And try to show some demos at the end. The polemics are constructive in that I shall suggest how...
This is a list of the points I want to cover when introducing the session on Polemics. A list looks a bit dry but I promise to be polemical. And try to show some demos at the end. The polemics are constructive in that I shall suggest how we can change the #scholpub world by building a better one than the current one.
NOTE: Do not be overwhelmed by the scale of this. Together we can do it.
It is critical we act now
Semantics/Mining is now seen as an opportunity by some publishers to “add value” by building walled gardens.
Increasing attempts to convince authors to use CC-NC.
We must develop semantic resources ahead of this and push the edges
One person can change the world
We must create a coherent community
Blue Obelisk (Chemistry – PMR),
Give power to authors
Discover, aggregate and search (“Google for science”)
Make the literature computable
Enhance readers with semantic aids
Smart “invisible” capture of information
Practice before Politics
Create compelling examples
Make authors’ lives easier
Mine and semanticize current scholarship.
Text Tables Diagrams Data
Text (chemistry, species)
Tables (Jailbreak corpus)
Diagrams chemical spectra, phylogenetic trees
Data (output). Quixote
Material to start with
Open information (EuropePMC, theses)
“data not copyrightable”. Supp data, tables, data-rich diagrams
Push the limits of what’s allowed (forgiveness not permission)
Disciplines/artefacts with good effort/return ratio
Phylogenetic trees (Ross Mounce + PMR)
Nucleic acid sequences
Chemical formulae and reactions
Regressions and models
Clinical/human studies (tables)
Tools, services, resources
We need a single-stop location for tools
Research-enhancing tools (science equiv of Git/Mercurial). Capture and validate work continuously
Common approach to authoring
Crawling tools for articles, theses.
PDF and Word converters to “XML”
NLP tools and examples
Abbreviations and glossaries
Dictionaries and dictionary builders
Advocacy, helpers, allies
Bodies who may be interested (speculative, I haven’t asked them):
Funders of science
major Open publishers
Funders of social change (Mellon, Sloane, OSF…)
SPARC, DOAJ, etc.
Crowdcrafting (OKF, am involved with this)