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The Elsevier Grand Challenge

Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 11:53:11 -0400
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
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Some of you may be interested in the Elsevier Grand Challenge (

   The Elsevier Grand Challenge:  Knowledge Enhancement in the Life
   Sciences is a contest created to improve the way scientific information
   is communicated and used. The contest invites members of the scientific
   community to describe and prototype a tool to improve the interpretation
   and identification of meaning in (online) journals and text databases
   relating to the life sciences.  Specifically we are looking for new ways

   1. improve the process/methods/results of creating, reviewing and
   editing scientific content
   2. interpret, visualize or connect the knowledge more effectively,
   3. provide tools/ideas for measuring the impact of these improvements.

   While the traditional functions of peer-review, quality control,
   dissemination and archiving remain at the heart of scientific
   publishing, it is clear that new technologies are creating opportunities
   to facilitate interpretation of data. In initiating the Elsevier Grand
   Challenge, we hope to interact with the scientific community to discuss
   changing modes of publishing and knowledge sharing with innovative
   groups who are interested in changing the way science is published. The
   objective is to generate useful new ideas that could have a widespread
   impact on scientific publishing in general.



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