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“Social Mediator”: Servier’s scandal in social media

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Coming soon here… a complete analysis of how social media are talking about one of the biggest health scandal in France and in Europe…

Newistic announces itself as the only real-time search service completely focused on the pharmaceutical industry.

Here below first screenshots to tease you:

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January 31, 2011 at 9:30 pm

ChemSpider improves its search

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The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced some improvments into its famous free database…

GGA’s open source Bingo chemistry search engine will now be available for use on the ChemSpider website, enhancing the ability of users to efficiently conduct searches of the nearly 25 million chemical structures within the ChemSpider chemical database.

Bingo provides the next-generation, fast and efficient storage and searching solution for chemical information. It sets the industry standard in structure and reaction registration and retrieval, implementing state-of-the-art indexing algorithms within an underlying database server and making chemical searching fast and reliable.”

ChemSpider offers a structure-centric community for chemists to resource data.  Offering access to almost 25 million unique chemical entities from over 400 data sources and by providing a platform for crowd-sourced deposition, annotation, and curation, it is the richest source of free integrated chemistry information available online.
ChemSpider delivers data and services to enable the semantic web for chemistry.
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January 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm

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New design for Research Trends

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Research Trends, the bibliometric newsletter published by Elsevier and based on Scopus data, has been moved to a nice new WordPress platform.

It offers a fresh look and some social features: ratings of articles, share into an impressive range of social tools (excpet into 2collab which is pretty funny for an Elsevier product!!), etc…

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January 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm

BioSumm: a summarizer for biology-related texts

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BioSumm is a flexible and modular framework which analyzes large collections of unclassified biomedical texts and produces ad hoc summaries oriented to biological information.

BioSumm is neither a traditional summarizer nor a extractor of dictionary terms. It is designed to be a summarizer oriented to the biological domain. Thus, its summaries have both the expressive power of the traditional summaries and the domain specificity of documents produced by a dictionary entry extractor.

The GUI interface is freely downloadable:

Update (31/01/2011): New address:

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January 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm

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Clinical queries: Pubmed better than Google Scholar

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Comparison of PubMed and GS results for clinical topics in respiratory care.

Our results suggest that PubMed searches whith the Clinical Queries filter are more precise than with the Advanced Search in Google Scholar for respiratory topics. PubMed appears to be more practical to conduct efficient, valid searches, for informing evidence-based patient-care protocols, for guiding the care of individual patients, and for educational purposes

GS is inappropriate as the sole alternative for clinicians. (…) For now, the optimal application of Google Scholar may be as an adjunct resource, for known authors and articles, or perhaps for initial searches to quickly find a relevant article“.

Anders, Michael E & Evans, Dennis P. Comparison of PubMed and Google Scholar literature searches. Respiratory Care, May 2010, Vol. 55, N°5, pp. 578-583

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January 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

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Networked Content, semantics and Publishers

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According this white paper, Networked  Content is  an  emerging  set  of  technologies  and  practices  that  holds  the  potential  not  only  to  transform  the  way  content  is  managed,  distributed  and  accessed,  for  the  joint  benefit  of  Publishers  and  their  Audiences,  but  also  to  profoundly  remodel  the  Information  Industry  in  its  next  stage  of  growth.

From  the  perspective  of  Publishers,  competition  for  the  user’s  attention  has  intensified  during  the  past  10  years.    The  Internet  has  lowered  the  barriers  to  entry  and  also  made  it  easy  for  custmers  to  switch  their  allegiance.  Open  Access  initiatives  (most  notably  in  the  Scientific,  Medical  and  Legal  domains  up  to  now),  while    perhaps  not  a  direct  threat  to  subscription  revenues,  nonetheless  today  represent  a  significant  20%  of  peerreviewed  scholarly  journal  articles  in  select  fields.

These  and  other  reasons  have  motivated  Publishers  to    differentiate  and  add  value  to  their  information  products  beyond  that  offered  by  the  raw  content  itself  by  investing in    new  options  for  managing,  packaging  and  distributing  them.

Mayer, Daniel. The networked Content Manifesto. White paper, Temis, January 2011. 16 p.
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Written by hbasset

January 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm

State of the Internet in 2010

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  • 1.9 billion people send 294 billions emails every day
  • 255 millions of websites
  • 152 millions of blogs
  • 2 billions of users of internet worlwide
  • 25 billions of tweets in 2010
  • etc.


Written by hbasset

January 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm