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Re: Research Illusion

From: Steffen Staab <staab@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Sat, 09 May 2009 15:08:32 +0200
Message-ID: <4A058050.1020204@uni-koblenz.de>
To: Sören Auer <auer@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
CC: Jeremy Carroll <jeremy@topquadrant.com>, 'Azamat' <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>, "'[ontolog-forum] '" <ontolog-forum@ontolog.cim3.net>, 'SW-forum' <semantic-web@w3.org>, mjarrar@cs.ucy.ac.cy


Sören Auer schrieb:
> Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>> Google scholar provides citation counts, which while still a
>> fairly rough measure, does include an idea of the importance
>> of any piece of work.
> 
> I agree that citation counts are a pretty good estimate of a works impact.
> 
> A more severe problem from my point of view is the distribution of 
> research funds.
> 
> Existing paradigms seem to be either biased towards large established 
> organizations or well-connected, long established individuals. For 
> innovative ideas and younger researchers it is much harder.
> 
> I have the vision that research communities' crowd intelligence could be 
> employed in the Web 2.0 style for deciding about research funding [1].

Check out Aaron Sloman's idea of a weighted lottery
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~axs/lottery.html

Steffen

> 
> --Sören
> 
> [1] http://wiki.cofundos.org/
> 
> 
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