Astroinformatics 2011

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  • 1. tools for digital research kaitlin thaney @kaythaneyastroinformatics, 27 sep 2011
  • 2. a few knowns,by way of background
  • 3. (not an astronomer)
  • 4. “... now old enough to legally drink ...” - perry greenfield
  • 5. my knowledge
  • 6. sciencehas long beendata intensive
  • 7. changes:volume / scale complexity “hammers” ...
  • 8. text text text
  • 9. gaps still exist
  • 10. we’re a tools company
  • 11. technology company publisher link london, nyc, tokyo
  • 12. investincubate develop
  • 13. tiered approach build to scaleresearcher-focused
  • 14. (3)
  • 15. machines researchersdecision makers
  • 16. machines researchersdecision makers
  • 17. “All truths are easy tounderstand once they are discovered; the point is todiscover them.”
  • 18. knowledge discovery
  • 19. knowledge discovery(an example in chemistry)
  • 20. still the starting point
  • 21. patents are no better (in many cases, worse)
  • 22. can streamline
  • 23. name disambiguation
  • 24. 10,11-dihydro-5-methyl-5H-dibenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepin-11-one (still strains the minds of the best)
  • 25. machine readability discoverability annotation (even search)
  • 26. machines researchersdecision makers
  • 27. CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  • 28. CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  • 29. trackingexpirationcalibration
  • 30. protocolsparameterscalibration misc. lit
  • 31. still issues with management(we’re human after all)
  • 32. “i invented a folder based system ...”
  • 33. “i invented a folder based system ...”“yeah, we had a LIMS. it onlyever got used to store photos from lab nights out.”
  • 34. feedback, visibility, etc.
  • 35. sharing informationstill hits most’s mental block
  • 36. on the horizon ...
  • 37. machines researchersdecision makers
  • 38. rewards, incentives the “ why ”
  • 39. “the future is here ... just not evenly distributed yet.” - William Gibson
  • 40. problems aren’t as new or novelas you may think
  • 41. technology can helpcoordinate where feasible reduce duplication
  • 42. more efficient researchincrease productivityenable reproducibility
  • 43. thank you.kaitlin@digital-science.com www.digital-science.com @kaythaney