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Re: A request for conference organizers and promoters

From: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 22:30:00 +0200
Message-ID: <51817B48.7020509@csarven.ca>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 05/01/2013 04:47 PM, Alexander Garcia Castro wrote:
> This will be an interesting experiment. will authors follow it? will
> there be a clear added value for readers? in any case interesting +1

Is there a clear added value for the Web?

Maybe one author will follow today. Maybe fifty tomorrow. Maybe none 
ever. Looking at it as an experiment IMO is not the right attitude if 
you are convinced to give it all you have. Some authors will surely step 
aside and see how it turns out while doing the traditional approach. 
They will finish up with their degrees, get other recognitions and move 
on. That's going to happen! But here is hoping that some will adapt. The 
least we can do is to lead ourselves to a possible future.

It is not the conferences or the academic research which I'm involved in 
sets the bar on what I can contribute to society. I'm lucky enough to 
have a website, I'll share what I can there regardless of its 
significance. One reader, one win as far as I'm concerned. If then I can 
align that with the conferences' or journals' needs, hey, why not?

What's also probably going to happen is that the new generation of 
authors are going to see alternative methods to make their contributions 
to society. As the access and ability to use the technologies that we 
work so hard becomes inevitably easier and obvious, it goes without 
saying that publishing and sharing will evolve (at least given the 
discussion context). It is a trivial exercise to point out print 
industries changing business models given the Web.

> This is an http://www.jbiomedsem.com/content/4/S1/S5 example of using
> linked data in the biomedical domain, in scientific publications.
> although a post mortem experiment, it illustrates the advantages of
> linked data for full content open access journals.

> "In this paper, we present our approach to the generation of
> self-describing machine-readable scholarly documents. We understand
> the scientific document as an entry point and interface to the Web of
> Data. We have semantically processed the full-text, open-access subset
> of PubMed Central. Our RDF model and resulting dataset make extensive
> use of existing ontologies and semantic enrichment services"

Thank you for sharing that. Reading! :)


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