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Astroinformatics 2011

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

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