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Re: use case for W3 Library Linked Data incubator group?

From: Jodi Schneider <jschneider@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 13:23:57 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTimz+P4nxTr+CKJU6JJtAmeM=O3w2v9XE4J29U6G@mail.gmail.com>
To: William Gunn <william.gunn@gmail.com>
Cc: public-xg-lld <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Thanks again for this, William!

We corrected the URL, and have put your use case on the Library Linked Data
wiki at
http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/wiki/Use_Case_Mendeley_Research_Networks_for_linking_researchers_and_publications

Best,
Jodi

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:33 PM, William Gunn <william.gunn@gmail.com>wrote:

> Cool, thanks for the input.
>
> Oh, I just noticed that I mistyped the URL for Mendeley in the Existing
> Work section.  Here's the correct URL for your cut-and-paste convenience:
> http://mendeley.com
>
> Thanks again, Jodi, and let me know if I can help with anything else in the
> future.
>
> William Gunn
> +1 646 755 9862
> http://synthesis.williamgunn.org/about/
>
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 2:29 PM, Jodi Schneider <jschneider@pobox.com>wrote:
>
>> This is definitely in-scope! Thanks for it, William! :) -Jodi
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:26 PM, William Gunn <william.gunn@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi Jodi!  Please see my responses below. Hope it's not too tardy of a
>> > response ;-)  I wasn't sure if citation metadata fit a properly narrow
>> > definition of library linked data. I could also present a case regarding
>> > usage stats of library content, if you think that would be more on
>> point.
>> >
>> > On Sat, Jan 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Jodi Schneider <jschneider@pobox.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi William,
>> >> It was wonderful to meet you in person this week!
>> >> I think Mendeley could make a great social use case for Library Linked
>> >> Data. Details of what we're looking for are below, but please let me
>> know if
>> >> you have any questions!
>> >> Have a wonderful weekend!
>> >> -Jodi
>> >> ================================================================
>> >> Call for Use Cases: Social uses and other new uses of Library Linked
>> Data
>> >> The W3C Library Linked Data Incubator Group -
>> >> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/lld/
>> >>
>> >> === Name ===
>> >
>> > Mendeley Research Networks for linking researchers and publications.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Owner ===
>> >>
>> >
>> > William Gunn
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Background and Current Practice ===
>> >>
>> >
>> > The existing system by which scientific knowledge flows from discovery
>> to
>> > publication to new discovery involves a publishing and peer review
>> process.
>> > For many fields, particularly life sciences, this is time consuming and
>> > inefficient as the knowledge discovered must be distilled into a form
>> > suitable for a printed publication.  In the process, much of the context
>> and
>> > links are lost, as when a data set is rendered as an image and published
>> as
>> > a PDF. This leads to the body of knowledge existing as different silos
>> of
>> > unstructured information and creates a large delay as the work goes
>> through
>> > the editorial and printing processes of the publisher to which the work
>> was
>> > submitted. In response to this, Mendeley proposes to add context back to
>> > publications through crowdsourced social and attention-based metadata as
>> > well as algorithmic approaches to linking documents.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Goal ===
>> >
>> > 1. Collect the the world's academic literature. By the end of 2011, if
>> > current rates continue, we expect to have 80-90% coverage.
>> >
>> > 2. Collect annotations, tags, and document usage data on the document
>> > corpus.
>> >
>> > 3. Use this information as well as established algorithmic approaches to
>> > enrich the publication metadata and make this information available via
>> API
>> > so that further applications can be built, such as a more advanced way
>> of
>> > understanding paper-paper, paper-researcher, and researcher-researcher
>> > relationships besides "A cites B".
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Target Audience ===
>> >>
>> > The target audience is researchers, developers, and publishers of
>> scholarly
>> > communications.
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Use Case Scenario ===
>> >>
>> > Researcher A wants to know if a method described in Paper A has been
>> > criticized and what the commentary was.  Researcher A searches for the
>> paper
>> > in the Mendeley research catalog, papers listed on the catalog page for
>> the
>> > paper as related to Paper A and reads those, discovering related
>> commentary
>> > both in the paper itself and added to the document by the readers of the
>> > paper within Mendeley.  Researcher A then searches for the method from
>> Paper
>> > A in the Mendeley research catalog and retrieves results based on the
>> > relative level of readership of the paper, thereby accessing the most
>> > relevant published commentary about the method.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Application of linked data for the given use case ===
>> >
>> > The related papers would be identified by means of readership, but
>> > co-citation is also possible. The strength of the relationships can be
>> > derived by citation and readership graph analysis.  Ranking of search
>> > results can be derived in a similar fashion. Custom search operators
>> could
>> > also enable searches for only criticizing or supporting publications,
>> for
>> > example.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Existing Work (optional) ===
>> >>
>> > The existing work at http://medneley.com implements some of this and
>> plans
>> > to implement the rest.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Related Vocabularies (optional) ===
>> >
>> > We may use existing vocabularies such as the Citation Typing Ontology.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Problems and Limitations (optional) ===
>> >>
>> > The key to overcoming this challenge is collecting enough crowdsourced
>> > information on enough documents that the dataset becomes dense enough
>> that
>> > algorithms yield useful results for the majority of the content.
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === Related Use Cases and Unanticipated Uses (optional) ===
>> >>
>> > It is also possible that publishers may use the information to optimize
>> the
>> > readership of their own publications or that researchers may begin to
>> demand
>> > publication forms that preserve more of the structured data.
>> >
>> >>
>> >> === References (optional) ===
>> >
>> > http://mendeley.com
>> >
>> http://imageweb.zoo.ox.ac.uk/pub/2009/citobase/cito-20090311/cito-content/owldoc/
>> >
>>
>
>
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