Some implications of "digital" for scholarly writing and publishing

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Search Solutions 2023: it’s RAGtime!

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Creating new knowledge with AI: an illustration by Paul Cleverly of a tool based on text embedding that plots two variables against each other to enable new knowledge in geoscience to be generated.

The last twelve months, up to November 2023, …

How to use Generative AI – a free webinar

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I’m giving a free Zoom webinar tomorrow (2 November) at 6pm UK time on how to evaluate Generative AI tools for scholarly texts. The talk is part of the MAL education series. I don’t claim …

Can you use generative AI for academic article review?

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I am no expert on the use of generative AI; all I can claim is that I learn by trying it out. Here, for better or worse, is one small lesson I learned inadvertently by …

How to use ChatGPT and generative AI tools

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Are we getting any closer to learning how to use generative AI tools? The debate seems to be moving in the right direction, on the basis of a recent exchange …

Google: Mind finally united with Brain

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The news this week that Google is merging its two AI initiatives, Deep Mind, and Google Brain caused a stir, but commentators have struggled to interpret this development consistently. According to the Financial Times (““Deep …

Information Retrieval: from theory to practice

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The European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) seems to have emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever. This year, in Dublin, saw the highest number of attendees ever, I’m told, at over 380 in-person and virtual attendees. I’m not a computing …

How to find seminal papers

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We can all agree that a lot of research, perhaps most research, starts with asking questions. Does smoking cause cancer? What are the causes of the French Revolution? What causes inflation? The next step is …

From Bag-of-Words to BERT and beyond: a hands-on practical

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This is a sparse matrix – most of the elements are zero. Simple, really.

An account of the Search Solutions Conference practical session, 22 November 2022

The annual Search Solutions Conference is not just a great way to keep up …

The Search Solutions Conference

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It was just like old times: for the first time in three years we were talking face to face, rather than feeling locked into the anaesthetized environment of a conference call. At the Search Solutions 2022

An AI toolkit we can all use

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Now that artificial intelligence (AI) tools are widely used across academic publishing, how can we make informed assessments of these utilities? One problem is that new utilities appear almost weekly. It’s challenging for any academic to keep up with what is …

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