ScienceWISE allows a community of scientists, working in a specific domain, to generate dynamically as part of their daily work an interactive semantic environment, i.e., a field-specific ontology with direct connections to the text of research papers. The SW system includes a number of crucial elements:
- an expanding collection of eld-specic community-ranked encyclopedia articles (mostly about physics at this point of time)
- an ontological structure (concepts and logical relations between them) encompassing this encyclopedia
- established connections from ontology entries to a vast collection of research papers (arXiv.org)
- an operational platform, allowing scientists to annotate and conceptually index (bookmark) research papers, link them against the ontology, and validate and dynamically update the ontology through annotations.
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