Episode 80

80: Cites are not endorsements (with Sean Rife)

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March 17th, 2019

51 mins 33 secs

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About this Episode

We chat with Sean Rife, who the co-founder of scite.ai, a start-up that combines natural language processing with a network of experts to evaluate the veracity of scientific work.

Here's what we cover and links for a few things we mention

  • What is scite.ai?
  • The Winnower
  • Why is there no good (and free) plagiarism detector?
  • Grobid - A machine learning library for extracting, parsing and re-structuring PDFs
  • Meta-analysis can prop up flawed bodies of literature
  • The "Too meta" XKCD cartoon
  • What’s the end game for scite?
  • The 80,000 hours game
  • Spooner, a utility that allows authors of scientific publications to make their work available to the general public (probably) without violating publishing agreements

Other links

Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/)


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Episode citation and permanent link
Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2019, March 18) "Cites are not endorsements", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/Q9EYG

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