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
- [Sean on twitter](www.twitter.com/seanrife)
- [Dan on twitter](www.twitter.com/dsquintana)
- [James on twitter](www.twitter.com/jamesheathers)
- [Everything Hertz on twitter](www.twitter.com/hertzpodcast)
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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