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WikiHyperGlossary (WHG): an information literacy technology for chemistry documents

Bauer, Michael ; Berleant, Daniel ; Cornell, Andrew ; Belford, Robert

Journal of Cheminformatics, 2015, Vol.7(1), pp.1-16 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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    WikiHyperGlossary (WHG): an information literacy technology for chemistry documents
  • Autor: Bauer, Michael ; Berleant, Daniel ; Cornell, Andrew ; Belford, Robert
  • Assuntos: Glossary ; Hyperglossary ; Semantic web ; Social web ; Information literacy ; Perl javaScript ; Gold book
  • É parte de: Journal of Cheminformatics, 2015, Vol.7(1), pp.1-16
  • Descrição: Background The WikiHyperGlossary is an information literacy technology that was created to enhance reading comprehension of documents by connecting them to socially generated multimedia definitions as well as semantically relevant data. The WikiHyperGlossary enhances reading comprehension by using the lexicon of a discipline to generate dynamic links in a document to external resources that can provide implicit information the document did not explicitly provide. Currently, the most common method to acquire additional information when reading a document is to access a search engine and browse the web. This may lead to skimming of multiple documents with the novice actually never returning to the original document of interest. The WikiHyperGlossary automatically brings information to the user within the current document they are reading, enhancing the potential for deeper document understanding. Results The WikiHyperGlossary allows users to submit a web URL or text to be processed against a chosen lexicon, returning the document with tagged terms. The selection of a tagged term results in the appearance of the WikiHyperGlossary Portlet containing a definition, and depending on the type of word, tabs to additional information and resources. Current types of content include multimedia enhanced definitions, ChemSpider query results, 3D molecular structures, and 2D editable structures connected to ChemSpider queries. Existing glossaries can be bulk uploaded, locked for editing and associated with multiple social generated definitions. Conclusion The WikiHyperGlossary leverages both social and semantic web technologies to bring relevant information to a document. This can not only aid reading comprehension, but increases the users’ ability to obtain additional information within the document. We have demonstrated a molecular editor enabled knowledge framework that can result in a semantic web inductive reasoning process, and integration of the WikiHyperGlossary into other software technologies, like the Jikitou Biomedical Question and Answer system. Although this work was developed in the chemical sciences and took advantage of open science resources and initiatives, the technology is extensible to other knowledge domains. Through the DeepLit (Deeper Literacy: Connecting Documents to Data and Discourse) startup, we seek to extend WikiHyperGlossary technologies to other knowledge domains, and integrate them into other knowledge acquisition workflows. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1186/s13321-015-0073-7) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.
  • Idioma: Inglês

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