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Saturday, September 30, 2017

A Rival to Wikipedia?

But Elsevier is a walled garden, and this approach will not be publicly edited.  The power of Wikipedia is the breadth of coverage.   And as the article suggests, you can't scrape Elsevier texts to do the same thing.

Elsevier Launching Rival To Wikipedia By Extracting Scientific Definitions Automatically From Authors' Texts   s likely to undermine open access alternatives by providing Wikipedia-like definitions generated automatically from texts it publishes. As an article on the Times Higher Education site explains, the aim is to stop users of the publishing giant's ScienceDirect platform from leaving Elsevier's walled garden and visiting sites like Wikipedia in order to look up definitions of key terms  ..... " 

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