Facilitating knowledge discovery and visualization through mining contextual data from published studies: lessons from JournalMap

TitleFacilitating knowledge discovery and visualization through mining contextual data from published studies: lessons from JournalMap
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsKarl J, Gillan JK
Conference Name100th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America
Date Published08/2015
PublisherEcological Society of America
Conference LocationBaltimore, MD
ARIS Log Number321952
Abstract

Valuable information on the location and context of ecological studies are locked up in publications in myriad formats that are not easily machine readable. This presents significant challenges to building geographic-based tools to search for and visualize sources of ecological knowledge. JournalMap is a scientific literature search engine that was created to enable discovery of relevant research based on location and biophysical attributes along with traditional keyword searching. We will present approaches developed in JournalMap for mining, mapping and visualizing study location information from scientific articles using pattern recognition algorithms and crowdsourcing tools.  IGN 6-5.