Google Tech Talks on Semantic web in science

Semantic web, finally! From the abstract of Peter Murray-Rust, Reader in Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge and Senior Research Fellow of Churchill College, via Yan Feng, interesting video on semantic web in chemistry, GoogleInChi, and other issues in informatics environment. Read and watch!

The millions of scientific papers published each year are an amazing source for scientific discovery but in most of them the experimental data is destroyed by the publication process. Publishers insist on converting semantic data into PDF which effectively destroys everything. We have been developing social and technical strategies to preserve and liberate this data and where this has happened have been able to create completely new mashups and other semantic resources.