I just finished giving my annual Research in Progress seminar for the iCAPTURE Heart and Lung research institute where I "work". In the talk, titled "The social construction of a semantic web for the life sciences" which might someday be the title of my thesis, I describe results from comparisons of different approaches to the indexing problem (like MEDLINE versus Connotea ..) and use those results to motivate the Entity Describer project. I also spent a short digression on my experiences with "publishing" the ideas for that project on my blog and encouraging the younger grad students to do the same thing with their work.
Monday, June 9, 2008
I think that, in general, the talk was well received, but we will see if it actually produces any new users ;) !
On the Entity Describer front, I should point out that we have a couple new people working on various aspects of it and that their work will be described on the ED developer blog. (Throw out a comment for our most active contributer Paul!). I will continue to write about the project here, but it is my hope that the other site will be a better source for more technical commentary as the project unfolds over time.
Feelin groovy today (despite the ongoing onslaught of "Junuary" in YVR.