SourceData - a semantic platform for curating and searching figures
In molecular and cell biology, most of the data presented in published papers are not available in accessible formats that would allow for analysis and systematic mining. Here we present SourceData (http://sourcedata.embo.org), a platform that allows researchers and publishers to share scientific figures and, when available, the underlying source data in a way that is machine-readable and findable. SourceData has therefore developed tools to generate machine-readable descriptive metadata from figures in published manuscripts. Experimentally tested hypotheses are represented as directed relationships between standardized biological entities, which can be connected into a searchable data-oriented ′knowledge graph′. SourceData focuses on the core of scientific evidence - data presented in figures - and makes papers searchable based on their data content. By coupling data availability to improved discoverability, SourceData aims at establishing a self-reinforcing data ′ecosystem′ that bridges the conventional visual and narrative description of research findings with a machine-readable representation of data and hypotheses.
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- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
- 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
- 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
- 30 Jan 2019: preLights has featured the Rxivist preprint and written about our findings.
- 22 Jan 2019: Nature just published an article about Rxivist and our data.
- 13 Jan 2019: The Rxivist preprint is live!