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Re: mendelay + official xg tag?

From: Paolo Missier <pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:10:52 +0000
Message-ID: <4B0519AC.8090301@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Simon Miles <drsimonmiles@googlemail.com>
CC: public-xg-prov@w3.org
Hi Simon

the concept of "shared collection" in Mendeley seems to defeat the whole 
purpose of making it open to the world, as the collection appears to be 
visible to members only. Please correct if I'm wrong (I created one but 
could not

So I would just create a new prov-xg account and give the password to 
M&R (Mature and Responsible :-)) volunteer curators. The resulting 
collection would of course be public.



> 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
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