Building an EdTech Startup: An interview with Emma Warren-Jones
Emma Warren-Jones, co-founder of Scholarcy, shares her entrepreneurial journey and insights on the evolution of the EdTech industry, emphasizing Scholarcy's role in making academic research more accessible and the shift towards direct-to-consumer models.
The Future of AI and Academia: Mushtaq Bilal
In an era where AI is reshaping every facet of life, what role does it play in revolutionising academic writing and research? Discover how Mushtaq Bilal leverages AI to enhance scholarly work.
Editing With Scholarcy
When I graduated from King's College London, I obtained a Masters in Comparative Literature. Nearly a decade has passed since I collected my degree and AI technology has changed the way we learn. In hindsight, I wish I had Scholarcy as a student to help in summarising, organising and enhancing my research papers.
Uncovering Previous Research Findings In Preprints
Researchers have been making their early-stage research available on preprint servers since the early 90s, but it's really over the past year or two that preprints have gone mainstream.As well as the huge growth in submissions to established repositories such as arXiv and bioRxiv, there are now preprint servers for marine biology, the social sciences, psychology, chemistry, health sciences, and larger publishers are starting to get in on the action.
How Scholarcy partnered with BMJ to further I4OC
Reference mining is fundamental to the creation of citation networks and rich, discoverable digital libraries. In recent years, a number of tools have been developed to address this need, but they are often limited by input format, infrastructure requirements and runtime performance. The most recent developments in this space have focused on reference mining PDFs from arts and humanities literature, but there’s a growing need for a fast, accurate way of extracting and parsing references from a wide range of documents and formats across the full research landscape.
How reviewers can use AI right now to make peer review easier
The academic peer review process has come under a great deal of scrutiny recently. The various merits and drawbacks of anonymous and double-blind review vs. open and public review have been discussed and debated on academic forums, in conferences and on Twitter. Leaving aside claims that the ‘Blockchain’ provides a panacea for resolving issues such as trust, bias, and academic misconduct in the peer review process, how can technology assist with the mechanics of actually reviewing papers for publication?
How does Scholarcy work its magic?
We are often asked: 'How does Scholarcy summarise and identify the key points in research papers and other articles, and in what ways is it unique?'. Without giving too much away about our secret sauce, here's an overview of what is happening under the hood.
How to solve the problem of too much information and not enough time
Ever find yourself thinking how much better your work could be if you just had time to read more of the information that’s out there? Even then, not everything we might save with the best intention of reading later is relevant or useful. And if that rare oasis of time does open up, skim-reading is probably the most common and practical way of processing several articles to find what’s useful. In fact, as a way of digesting large volumes of information, skim reading is actively encouraged by some. Speaking at the 2018 Deep Learning Indaba, Jeff Dean, Head of AI at Google, said...
How Scholarcy contributes to and makes use of open citations
When researchers cite previous work, they recognise the foundations of their own research and provide evidence that may support or refute their methods and results. This creates a narrative path that contextualises their contributions within the larger body of scientific knowledge. But keeping up with this growing volume of literature is increasingly reliant on the use of digital discovery services. As a result, open access to citation metadata in machine-readable format is critical to the dissemination of knowledge. Thanks to the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC) , the proportion of research papers with openly accessible and freely reusable citation data has grown from 1% to over 40% during the period September 2016 to April 2017 .