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At a Physics Info/Sci Intersection

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Duration: 1:07:33 | Added: 03 Nov 2015
Physics Colloquium 30th October 2015 delivered by Professer Paul Ginsparg

Over twenty-five years into the internet era, over twenty years into the WorldWideWeb era, fifteen years into the Google era, and a few years past the Facebook/Twitter era, we’ve yet to converge on a new long-term methodology for scholarly research communication. I will provide a sociological overview of our current metastable state, and then a technical discussion of the practical implications of literature and usage data considered as computable objects, using arXiv as exemplar. From the physics standpoint, there is a surprising amount of statistical mechanics in text-mining and machine learning.

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