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I have blogged about linking and ontologies in http://baskauf.blogspot.com/2014/05/confessions-of-rdf-agnostic-part-6.html
Dunce cap by Rept0n1x, Wikimedia Commons BY-SA  The term duns or dunce became ... a synonym for one incapable of scholarship. Wikipedia article on "Dunce"   Meaning and "understanding" The aspect of RDF that makes it more t...
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In a spirit of maximum mystery, inconsistent behavior, and unpredictability.

aRrgh: a newcomer's (angry) guide to R
 
http://tim-smith.us/arrgh/
aRrgh: a newcomer's (angry) guide to R. Tim Smith , @biotimylated. with Kevin Ushey , @kevin_ushey. Introduction. R is a shockingly dreadful language for an exceptionally useful data analysis environment. The more you learn about the R language, ...
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New content on BioStor from the journal Bonner Zoologische Beiträge, including this paper by +A. Townsend Peterson and Adolfo G Navarro-Siguenza
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I have blogged "Confessions of an RDF agnostic, part 4: An inconsistent world" http://baskauf.blogspot.com/2014/05/confessions-of-rdf-agnostic-part-4.html
In its most common usage, the word "blivet" refers to an indecipherable figure, illustrated above. ... It appeared on the March 1965 cover of Mad magazine bearing the caption "Introducing 'The Mad Poiuyt' ", and has appeared ...
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From June 1 onwards, “The Right To Read is the Right To Mine” will be effective in the UK. #openscience  

http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2014/05/19/content-mining-will-be-legal-in-uk-i-inform-cambridge-library-and-the-world-of-my-plans/
I intend to mine responsibly and within UK law. I expect to mine about 1000-2000 papers per day – many will be subscription-based through CUL. I have access to these as I have an Emeritus position but as I am not paid by CU then this cannot be construed as commercial activity.
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+GitHub are making great improvements for science -- and #openscience , of course. Check out their new guide, citable code for academic software, and free research accounts <https://github.com/blog/1840-improving-github-for-science>.  The new +rOpenSci video, below also features in their post. cc  #opendata
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I have blogged "Confessions of an RDF agnostic, part 5: queries and owl:sameAs"
Image John Berkey, 1950 (c) Fawcett Publications, Inc.* A team of mathematicians works several years calculating a positronic brain equipped to do certain similar acts of calculation.  Using this brain they make further ca...
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Multimedia in GBIF
We are happy to announce another long awaited improvement to the GBIF portal. Our portal test environment now shows multimedia items and their metadata associated with occurrences. As of today we have nearly 700 thousand occurrences with multimedia indexed....
We are happy to announce another long awaited improvement to the GBIF portal. Our portal test environment now shows multimedia items and their metadata associated with occurrences. As of today we have nearly 700 thousand occu...
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Have you ever thought of running an internal data viz competition? We're running one internally right now - here's a picture of the 2nd round of entries. It's impressive stuff and develops people's skills. What do you think? Would you do one?
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    Zoology, 1980 - 1990
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Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine College of Medical, Vetinary and Life Sciences University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
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    Professor of Taxonomy
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