Month: February 2016

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Komentari na Zakon o informacionoj bezbednosti/Comments on Serbian law on information security

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What is wrong with academic publishing?

I bet that each PhD student and even older academics at some point though or came to the idea that something is wrong with academic publishing. It is not hard to come to that idea, especially if you were influenced a bit by open source and left wing ideas that knowledge should be accessible and free. In the real life, research is not accessible at all, unless you or your insitution pays huge amount of money. It is same for journals and conferences.

If you want to go for conference, usually it works this way: You submit a paper. Your paper is peer reviewed by the academics who are supposed to be experts in the field of your research. They

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Marvin – A tool for semantic annotation released

During the last week I have released a version of Marvin – a tool for semantic annotations, that is able to annotate text using various sources, such as UMLS (using MetaMap), DBPedia, using some SPARQL interface, WordNet and probably most importantly SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System ) format for representing lexicons, dictionaries and terminologies. Primarily, the tool is supposed to be helpful in data labeling and normalization of biomedical texts, however, with the help of SKOS, WordNet and DBPedia it can be helpful in any domain.

When I mentioned normalization and labeling, for some readers not familiar with text mining and some aspects of semantic web, I better briefly explain. Basically, usual natural language text