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The challenge of knowledge soup

In Research Trends in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (May 2006), pp. 55-90


People have a natural desire to organize, classify, label, and define the things, events, and patterns of their daily lives. But their best-laid plans are overwhelmed by the inevitable change, growth, innovation, progress, evolution, diversity, and entropy. These rapid changes, which create difficulties for people, are far more disruptive for the fragile databases and knowledge bases in computer systems. The term knowledge soup better characterizes the fluid, dynamically changing nature of the information that people learn, reason about, act upon, and ...


A concise review on the role of author self-citations in information science, bibliometrics and science policy

Scientometrics, Vol. 67, No. 2. (2006), pp. 263-277,


The objective of the present study is twofold: (1) to show the aims and means of quantitative interpretation of bibliographic features in bibliometrics and their re-interpretation in research policy, and (2) to summarise the state-of-art in self-citation research. The authors describe three approaches to the role of author self-citations and possible conflicts arising from the different perspectives. From the bibliometric viewpoint we can conclude that that there is no reason for condemning self-citations in general or for removing them from macro ...


The common NFI database

In National forest inventories: contributions to forest biodiversity assessments, Vol. 20 (2011), pp. 99-119,


To test bridging techniques for the harmonized estimation of forest biodiversity indicators for each of the selected essential features a common database was constructed and populated with raw NFI data provided by some of the COST Action E43 participating countries. The database was structured with five tables in a relational database: one table for descriptive plot data, one for tree level data, one for deadwood pieces, one for shrub data and one for ground vegetation. The database was populated with data ...


INSPIRE data specification on geographical grid systems – Technical guidelines 3.1



[Excerpt] [:Interoperability of Spatial Data Sets and Services - General Executive Summary] The challenges regarding the lack of availability, quality, organisation, accessibility, and sharing of spatial information are common to a large number of policies and activities and are experienced across the various levels of public authority in Europe. In order to solve these problems it is necessary to take measures of coordination between the users and providers of spatial information. The Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council adopted on 14 March 2007 ...


Why linked data is not enough for scientists

Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 29, No. 2. (February 2013), pp. 599-611,


[Abstract] Scientific data represents a significant portion of the linked open data cloud and scientists stand to benefit from the data fusion capability this will afford. Publishing linked data into the cloud, however, does not ensure the required reusability. Publishing has requirements of provenance, quality, credit, attribution and methods to provide the reproducibility that enables validation of results. In this paper we make the case for a scientific data publication model on top of linked data and introduce the notion of Research ...


Open data: curation is under-resourced

Nature, Vol. 538, No. 7623. (05 October 2016), pp. 41-41,


[Excerpt] Science funders and researchers need to recognize the time, resources and effort required to curate open data [...]. There is no reliable business model to finance the curation and maintenance of data repositories. [...] Curation is not fully automated for most data types. This means that — in the life sciences, for example — many popular databases must resort to time-consuming manual curation to check data quality, reliability, provenance, format and metadata [...]. To make open data effective as a ...


(INRMM-MiD internal record) List of keywords of the INRMM meta-information database - part 21

(February 2014)
Keywords: inrmm-list-of-tags   mating-pattern   matlab   matsucoccus-feytaudi   mattesia-schwenkei   mature-forest   mauritia-flexuosa   maxent   mcpfe   meadow   meadows   mechanical-testing   mechanics   mechanistic-approach   medetera-signaticornis   median   mediawiki   medicago-arborea   medical-herb   medicinal-plants   mediterranean   mediterranean-pines   mediterranean-region   medium-resolution   megastigmus-brevicaudis   megastigmus-spp   megastigmus-wachtli   melaleuca-quinquenervia   melampsora   melampsora-larici-populina   melanophila-picta   melia-azedarach   melia-spp   melting-acceleration   memory   mercurialis-perennis   mercury   mersenne-twister   mesoamerica   mesophilous   mesophytic-species   mespilus-germanica   messerschmidia-argentea   meta-analysis   metadata   metadata-mining   metaknowledge   metaprogramming   metasequoia-glyptostroboides   meteorology   methane   methods   metopium-toxiferum   metrology   metrosideros-polymorpha   mexico   mic   micology   microalgae   microclimate   microsatellite   microsite   microsoft-academic-search   mid-holocene   middle-east   migration   migration-history   migration-rate   milicia-excelsa   millennium-ecosystem-assessment   milliferous-plant   min-max   mineralization   minimal-predicted-area   miocene   miridae   missing-full-author-list   mistletoe   mitigation   mitochondrial-dna   mixed-forest   mixed-models   mixed-species-stand   mobile-communication   mode   model   model-assessment   model-comparison   model-drift   modelling   modelling-uncertainty   modelling-vs-management   moderate-floods   modern-analogue   modis   modularization   moist-convection   molinia-caerulea   monetarisation   mongolia  


List of indexed keywords within the transdisciplinary set of domains which relate to the Integrated Natural Resources Modelling and Management (INRMM). In particular, the list of keywords maps the semantic tags in the INRMM Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD). [\n] The INRMM-MiD records providing this list are accessible by the special tag: inrmm-list-of-tags ( ). ...


Keeping up to date: an academic researcher's information journey

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (1 November 2015), pp. n/a-n/a,


Keeping up to date with research developments is a central activity of academic researchers, but researchers face difficulties in managing the rapid growth of available scientific information. This study examined how researchers stay up to date, using the information journey model as a framework for analysis and investigating which dimensions influence information behaviors. We designed a 2-round study involving semistructured interviews and prototype testing with 61 researchers with 3 levels of seniority (PhD student to professor). Data were analyzed following a ...


Open sourcing ecological data

BioScience, Vol. 57, No. 4. (01 April 2007), pp. 309-310,


In a thought-provoking Viewpoint, Cassey and Blackburn (2006) suggest that reproducibility should not be required of ecological studies. Thus, ecological journals should not require authors to publish data as a requirement of publication, nor should reviewers insist on it. Cassey and Blackburn make three cautionary points: First, the goal of reproducibility should not be applied piecemeal. Second, journals are not ready for custodianship of data. Third, publishing data places the intellectual rights of authors at risk under the current reward system. ...


Uncertainty: A Meta-Property of Software

In Software Engineering Workshop, 2005. 29th Annual IEEE/NASA (April 2005), pp. 228-233,


Uncertainty pervades all aspects of engineering, and its management is of paramount importance. In software engineering, uncertainty can occur at many levels. It can appear in the software artifacts including requirements specifications, designs, and the code itself. Uncertainty can also manifest in the way we use tools, and in the engineering practices employed. It is even present in the life cycle methodologies we employ. In short, uncertainty is a persistent, negative quality of both the software and the processes that rendered ...


Data specification on natural risk zones - Technical guidelines

No. D2.8.III.12_v3.0. (2013)
edited by Florian Thomas


[Interoperability of Spatial Data Sets and Services - General Executive Summary] The challenges regarding the lack of availability, quality, organisation, accessibility, and sharing of spatial information are common to a large number of policies and activities and are experienced across the various levels of public authority in Europe. In order to solve these problems it is necessary to take measures of coordination between the users and providers of spatial information. The Directive 2007/2/EC of the Europe an Parliament and of the ...


Ten simple rules for reproducible computational research

PLoS Computational Biology, Vol. 9, No. 10. (24 October 2013), e1003285,


[Excerpt] The importance of replication and reproducibility has recently been exemplified through studies showing that scientific papers commonly leave out experimental details essential for reproduction [5], studies showing difficulties with replicating published experimental results [6], an increase in retracted papers [7], and through a high number of failing clinical trials [8], [9]. This has led to discussions on how individual researchers, institutions, funding bodies, and journals can establish routines that increase transparency and reproducibility. In order to foster such aspects, it ...


Identification failure

Nature, Vol. 501, No. 7467. (18 September 2013), pp. 451-451,


Lack of experimental-resource identifiers in papers may affect reproducibility. ...


On the reproducibility of science: unique identification of research resources in the biomedical literature

PeerJ, Vol. 1 (05 September 2013), e148,


Scientific reproducibility has been at the forefront of many news stories and there exist numerous initiatives to help address this problem. We posit that a contributor is simply a lack of specificity that is required to enable adequate research reproducibility. In particular, the inability to uniquely identify research resources, such as antibodies and model organisms, makes it difficult or impossible to reproduce experiments even where the science is otherwise sound. In order to better understand the magnitude of this problem, we ...


A computerised inventory for water resources models

Environmental Software, Vol. 1, No. 1. (June 1986), pp. 40-46,


This paper presents a prototype of a computerized inventory of water resources models, developed at the Laboratorio di Informatica Territoriale ed Ambientale (LITA), Politecnico of Milan. Its main purpose is to overcome some of the difficulties encountered in diffusing to a wide range of potential users the tools developed in recent years by system analysis techniques, by presenting them in a format which is easy and accessible to all the potential users, so that a manager may quickly determine if a ...


Categorizing Ideas about Trees: A Tree of Trees

PLoS ONE, Vol. 8, No. 8. (7 August 2013), pp. e68814-e68814,


The aim of this study is to explore whether matrices and MP trees used to produce systematic categories of organisms could be useful to produce categories of ideas in history of science. We study the history of the use of trees in systematics to represent the diversity of life from 1766 to 1991. We apply to those ideas a method inspired from coding homologous parts of organisms. We discretize conceptual parts of ideas, writings and drawings about trees contained in 41 ...


Data-sharing: everything on display

Nature, Vol. 500, No. 7461. (7 August 2013), pp. 243-245,


Lizzie Wolkovich always felt she ought to make her research data freely available online. “The idea that data should be public has been in the background through my entire career,” she says. ...


Tensions grow as data-mining discussions fall apart

Nature, Vol. 498, No. 7452. (4 June 2013), pp. 14-15,


Disagreement between scientists and publishers has grown on a thorny issue: how to make it easier for computer programs to extract facts and data from online research papers. On 22 May, researchers, librarians and others pulled out of European Commission talks on how to encourage the techniques, known as text mining and data mining. The withdrawal has effectively ended the contentious discussions, although a formal abandonment can be decided only after a commission review in July. Scientists have chafed for years at ...


Peering into peer-review at GigaScience

GigaScience, Vol. 2, No. 1. (2013), 1,


Fostering and promoting more open and transparent science is one of the goals of GigaScience. One of the ways we have been doing this is by throwing light on the peer-review process and carrying out open peer-review as standard. In this editorial, we provide our rationale for undertaking this policy, give examples of our positive experiences to date, and encourage others to open up the normally opaque publication process. ...


Scholarship: beyond the paper

Nature, Vol. 495, No. 7442. (27 March 2013), pp. 437-440,

Publishing frontiers: the library reboot

Nature, Vol. 495, No. 7442. (27 March 2013), pp. 430-432,


As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchersare trying to keep up. ...


Social reference: aggregating online usage of scientific literature in CiteULike for clustering academic resources

In Proceedings of the 11th annual international ACM/IEEE joint conference on Digital libraries (2011), pp. 401-402,


Citation-based methods have been widely studied and employed for clustering academic resources and mapping science. Although effective, these methods suffer from citation delay. In this study, we extend reference and citation analysis to a broader notion from social perspective. We coin the term "social reference" to refer to the references of literatures in social academic web environment. We propose clustering methods using social reference information from CiteULike. We experiment for journal clustering and author clustering using social reference and compare with ...


Six memos for the next millennium



We are in 1985, and barely fifteen years stand between us and the new millennium. For the time being I don’t think the approach of this date arouses any special emotion. However, I’m not here to talk of futurology, but of literature. The millennium about to end has seen the birth and development of modern languages of the West, and of the literatures that have explored the expressive, cognitive, and imaginative possibilities of these languages. It has also been the millennium ...



Science, Vol. 331, No. 6018. (11 February 2011), pp. 721-725,


The growth of electronic publication and informatics archives makes it possible to harvest vast quantities of knowledge about knowledge, or “metaknowledge.” We review the expanding scope of metaknowledge research, which uncovers regularities in scientific claims and infers the beliefs, preferences, research tools, and strategies behind those regularities. Metaknowledge research also investigates the effect of knowledge context on content. Teams and collaboration networks, institutional prestige, and new technologies all shape the substance and direction of research. We argue that as metaknowledge grows ...

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Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD).
This database integrates a dedicated meta-information database in CiteULike (the CiteULike INRMM Group) with the meta-information available in Google Scholar, CrossRef and DataCite. The Altmetric database with Article-Level Metrics is also harvested. Part of the provided semantic content (machine-readable) is made even human-readable thanks to the DCMI Dublin Core viewer. Digital preservation of the meta-information indexed within the INRMM-MiD publication records is implemented thanks to the Internet Archive.
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