ContentMine/Hypothes.is Proposal – ScienceOpen
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"Public resources of over a million biomedical papers exist, like PubMedCentral (PMC) and Europe PubMedCentral (EPMC). The ContentMine (CM) team, funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation, has worked with EPMC to create a unique interface to this literature. Search for 'Zika' and ≥tpapers≥tpapers downloads all the papers automatically. You don't just get the papers, but also a novel, faceted view of what’s in them and other topics people are talking about. You might be surprised, but the most common species mentioned is not the virus, but a mosquito - Yellow Fever Mosquito (Aedes aegypti), because it spreads Zika. Latin names are very helpful - there's no confusion and all scientists use them. They're one of several entities that our software can discover, including genes, DNA, places, and chemicals. These observations or mentions are ‘facts’ and importantly, facts can’t be copyrighted so we can share them with anyone."