Text-mining in science

February 2nd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Academic publishers’ restrictions on usage are one of those things that wind up both outrageous and commonly accepted. Here, a Cambridge academic describes his project of mining the Chemistry literature and extracting structured information on the chemicals and reactions involved. This kind of work has big potential to improve research — but it also harms the short-term business model of Elsevier. Hence, it remains forbidden.

More books

July 29th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

In a chart of changes over the last decade, this must be the most impressive:

Books published in 2000 in the US: 282,000
Books published in 2010 in the US: 1,053,000

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