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Re: mendelay + official xg tag?

From: Paul Groth <pgroth@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:13:56 +0100
Message-ID: <4B051A64.3080509@gmail.com>
To: Paolo Missier <pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk>
CC: Simon Miles <drsimonmiles@googlemail.com>, public-xg-prov@w3.org
Hi Paolo,

I think that's a good idea. I think there's a private list that only 
contains members that we can send the username and password to.


Paolo Missier wrote:
> 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.
> Comments?
> --Paolo
>> 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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