Searching Science

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Some slides I put together for Scifoo. Never quite went through the full deck though

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  • Searching Science

    1. 1. Searching Science
    2. 3. Picture: Subharghya Das
    3. 4. Access to data Access to information Science for all, not just a few Search is Critical
    4. 5. Effective search depends on reservoirs of tacit knowledge and unconscious skill. Some people possess much deeper reservoirs, and/or can tap into them more effectively, than others. That makes them valuable. – Jon Udell
    5. 11. Knowledge-based Decision Support Semantic Web Metadata Standards
    6. 13. Some Topics <ul><li>Searching across literature and repositories for linked information - Use visualization or statistical techniques to show relationships among repositories ( AlbertoConti ) </li></ul><ul><li>Searching outside literature and central repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance of search results and trust </li></ul><ul><li>Patents and integration into science world view ( RichardJefferson ) </li></ul><ul><li>What can't you do with Google Scholar? What are the Grand Challenges of Scientific Information Retrieval? ( DuncanHull ) - How can I &quot;make sense&quot; of all the information returned? ( AlbertoConti ) </li></ul><ul><li>Machine Learning and the natural sciences ( ChrisWiggins ) </li></ul><ul><li>User interface/API design - how do we build tools for non-specialists to use? ( AndrewWalkingshaw ) </li></ul><ul><li>Non-text information (images, audio, video). Useful? Required? How do we find them? ( DeepakSingh ) </li></ul><ul><li>How can we make it easier to follow links/citations through disparate systems? (Dan Chudnov) </li></ul><ul><li>Setting to grips with identity - URL? PURL? LSID? Whatever! ( CaroleGoble ) </li></ul><ul><li>How do we balance speed, relevance, simple interface and discovery potential, i.e., uncovering the unexpected? ( CarolChristian ) </li></ul>

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