[open-science] Major update of Open Knowledge Maps

Peter Kraker pkraker at openknowledgemaps.org
Mon Sep 11 20:32:31 UTC 2017

[I am including Paola's off-list reply and my answer to her with her 
permission, as this discussion may be of interest to the list]

Hi Paola,

thank you for your feedback and for the nice words. We're are connected 
to the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), which indexes more than 
115 million scientific documents [1]. The only catch is that BASE is 
limited to a metadata search. So while there is a significant amount of 
the world's scientific knowledge available through Open Knowledge Maps, 
you cannot submit very detailed queries at this point.

We would love to integrate Google Scholar, Academia or ResearchGate. But 
the reality is that they are all commercial products and do _not_ allow 
you to access their content programmatically - and thus I do not 
consider them to be open repositories. This is why we need to build up 
and support the digital open science infrastructure, otherwise we cannot 
make innovative services happen for us.

We have now partnered with full text provider and open repository CORE 
[2] and will explore possibilities of fulltext search for Open Knowledge 
Maps. We are also working with ContentMine [3] to explore how concepts 
identified by text and data mining could help in the process.

Let me know if you have any further questions.


[1] https://base-search.net/
[2] https://core.ac.uk/
[3] http://contentmine.org

On 09/09/2017 09:44, Paola Di Maio wrote:
Thanks for sharing

the tool looks great, and useful

But the sources are very limited, the system does not generate maps. 
what index does it use?
how can the index be expanded to include say google scholar, academia 
and researchgate and other open repositories?
I ll be happy to use it and promote it when it generates accurate maps



Am 07.09.2017 um 15:52 schrieb Peter Kraker:
> Dear all,
> today, we are happy to announce a major update of Open Knowledge Maps. 
> We've improved the quality of our maps and the usability of our 
> website. In addition, we have made it much easier for you to share 
> your favorite maps with others and spread amazing research. It's 
> simple: click on the share buttons next to each map to post it to a 
> social media service of your choice - including a snapshot of the 
> actual map.
> So we invite you to visit the all-new Open Knowledge Maps to re-search 
> old favorites and investigate new topics!
> https://openknowledgemaps.org
> Best,
> Peter
> -- 
> Dr. Peter Kraker
> Founder & Chairman, Open Knowledge Maps
> Keilgasse 11/20, 1030 Vienna
> https://openknowledgemaps.org
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