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Dr Peter Murray-Rust

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To mine the scholarly literature, especially science for semantic concepts, and make the results freely available for further research. This includes discovery tools, especially based on scientific repositories and working with benign publishers. Downloaded content is mined by conversion to semantic form (e.g. PDF->XML) and extraction of data from diagrams and tables on a medium-throughput scale. Recent work involves the use of Wikidata and related tools to add consistent ontology across major branches of science.


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