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Data2Semantics was the local organizer for the Beyond the PDF 2 conference. This conference brought together over 200 scholars, technologists, librarians and publishers to discuss the future of research communication. The conference had a huge social media presence with 3,500 tweets sent by 625 participants over the course of the two days. There were also lots of other outcomes.

This is another example of how Data2Semantics is reaching out to the scientific and research communities to push new ways of doing research.

 

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This page will include details for vendors and users containing reference information about the RDF and graph databases benchmarks developed by LDBC once they are completed. One can track the development of the benchmarks at: http://www.ldbc.eu:8090/display/TUC/Benchmark+Task+Forces

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One of the ideas in the altmetrics manifesto was that almetrics allow a diversity of metrics. With colleagues in the VU University Amsterdam’s Network Institute, we’ve been investigating the use of online data (in this case google scholar) to help create new metrics to measure the independence of researchers. In this case, we need fresh data to establish whether an emerging scholar is becoming independent from their supervisor. We just had the results of one our approaches accepted into the Web Science 2013 conference. The abstract is below and here’s a link to the preprint.

Identifying Research Talent Using Web-Centric Databases 

Anca Dumitrache, Paul Groth, and  Peter van den Besselaar

Metrics play a key part in the assessment of scholars. These metrics are primarily computed using data collected in offline procedures. In this work, we compare the usage of a publication database based on a Web crawl and a traditional publication database for computing scholarly metrics. We focus on metrics that determine the independence of researchers from their supervisor, which are used to assess the growth of young researchers. We describe two types of graphs that can be constructed from online data: the co-author network of the young researcher, and the combined topic network of the young researcher and their supervisor, together with a series of network properties that describe these graphs. Finally, we show that, for the purpose of discovering emerging talent, dynamic online resources for publications provide better coverage than more traditional datasets.

This is fairly preliminary work, it mainly establishes that we want to use the freshest possible data for this work. We are expanding the work to do a large scale study  of independence as well as to use different sources of data. But to me, this shows how the freshness of web data allows us to begin looking at and measuring research in new ways.

Filed under: altmetrics Tagged: #altmetrics, independence indicator, web science, websci13

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I’ve been reviewing papers lately and I’m beginning to develop a new heuristic: If I follow a link mentioned in the paper and there’s something there that’s reasonable, there’s a good chance the paper is good. Not all the time, of course, but it’s surprisingly good predictor. In particular, I review computer science papers many of which describe frameworks, architectures or systems. The potential reusability of these artifacts is partly premised on the availability of their code. Unfortunately, in some cases there’s nothing on the other end of the link or the link doesn’t make sense.

The moral of the story – include links in your papers and make sure they work.

 

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Learn to build better code in less time.

Software Carpentry (http://www.software-carpentry.org) is a two day bootcamp for researchers to learn how to be more productive with code and software creation. VU University Amsterdam brings Software Carpentry to the Netherlands for the first time. PhD students, postdocs and researchers in physics are cordially invited for this free, 2-day workshop, on May 2–3, 2013, in Amsterdam.

Data2Semantics is sponsoring the event to help learn the issues facing scientists around managing their data.

Go to http://www.data2semantics.org/bootcamp for more information and registration (max. 40!) .

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[object Window] via ICT 4 Development course final presentations. Filed under: Linked Open Data, SemanticXO

Source: Semantic Web world for you
[object Window] via ICT 4 Development course final presentations. Filed under: Linked Open Data, SemanticXO

Source: Semantic Web world for you
Il y a quelque jours j’ai eu le plaisir, et la chance, de participer à la série de webinaires organisés par l’AIMS. L’objectif que je m’étais fixé pour ma présentation (en Français) intitulée “Clarifier le sens de vos données publiques avec le Web de données” était de démontrer l’avantage de l’utilisation du Web de données [...]

Source: Semantic Web world for you
Il y a quelque jours j’ai eu le plaisir, et la chance, de participer à la série de webinaires organisés par l’AIMS. L’objectif que je m’étais fixé pour ma présentation (en Français) intitulée “Clarifier le sens de vos données publiques avec le Web de données” était de démontrer l’avantage de l’utilisation du Web de données [...]

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Below is a post-it note summary made with our students in the Web Science course. This is the capstone class for students doing the Web Science minor here a the VU and the summary highlights the topics they’ve learned about so far in four other courses.

webscience-summary

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