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Re: mendelay + official xg tag?

From: Simon Miles <drsimonmiles@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 13:29:06 +0000
Message-ID: <e6bad0ad0911160529i1ff951f3r4e392ee185df29ec@mail.gmail.com>
To: Paolo Missier <pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: public-xg-prov@w3.org
Paolo, all,

I had a chat with Jan from Mendeley following his presentation.  To
answer your points:

Collaboration on bibliographies with over 10 people is (secretly)
supported, but we have to explicitly request it.  I don't know how big
this incubator group is, but I suggested 40 people and they seemed to
think that was no problem.  If interested, we should email their
support people.

Other collaboration tools and global tag search are still under
development.  It seems that much of their focus is on data mining and
they want to improve the quality of automatically extracted data
before making global searches available.

I also talked to them about provenance.  They only keep very basic
attribution data (which user uploaded a reference and when), but are
interested in other cases.  In particular, as they analyse PDF
documents, they were interested in provenance of quotations or other
information which link documents.  They are focused on building up
their user base and improving existing metadata extraction at the
moment, so I don't think they'll be able to give much time to
providing us with use cases in the next few months, but might be worth
exploring later.

Thanks,
Simon


2009/11/12 Paolo Missier <pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk>:
> Simon,
>
> full-fledged collaboration tools across sizeable groups (>10 people) and
> global, tag-aware search would be items in my list. They are both
> probably on their list, too...
>
> Also, I was under the impression they are doing something that I have
> been thinking about for a while, namely extracting bibliographic entries
> from the References section of PDF documents (where this is possible,
> i.e., formats are standard etc). But maybe I am mistaken?
>
> ps I am personally open to alternatives, I simply have no sufficient
> experience with Zotero or CiteULike.
>
> -Paolo
>
> Simon Miles wrote:
>> Paolo, Paul, all,
>>
>> >From a brief use, I also like Mendeley and agree the group tag is a good idea.
>>
>> Jan Reichelt from Mendeley is coincidentally coming to King's College
>> this coming Monday to give a seminar on it, and I'm happy to talk to
>> him about any issues the group has (assuming he doesn't have to run
>> off immediately afterwards).  And if anyone who'll be in London wants
>> to attend the seminar, let me know and I can pass on the details.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Simon
>>
>
>
>
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