Wikipedia is for reals, Gene Wiki is legit

Professor Murray Jennex is an information systems whiz. He would start his classes on Information Security and Decision Support Systems with an open and frank discussion on relevant current affairs. During one of these discussions he raised a question regarding the accuracy of the information on wikipedia. Yes, it is open so that the entries can be vandalized; yes, Stephen Colbert did prove that...
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Creating a Centralized Model Organism Database (CMOD)

Model organism databases are great. They span a spectrum of model organisms as diverse as mouse, rat, fly, worm, zebrafish, yeast, and E. coli. And they fulfill key roles for their respective communities, from warehousing key genomic data, to providing query and visualization tools, to performing biocuration. The NIH (and other funding agencies) pay good money to fund these community resources,...
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Integrating Knowledge Presentation at SMWCon

Our presentation at the Semantic MediaWiki Conference was a smashing hit! I discussed the software we developed to create GeneWiki+, which we’ve christened mwsync. Mwsync is a cool little Java framework that makes it easy to maintain a live mirror of any MediaWiki site that exposes the standard MediaWiki API. The framework copies over any changes made to the source site on a repeating...
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Semantic Wiki Links article published

A while back, I posted an entry here called "Stepping towards a Semantic Wikipedia" that quickly became the most-visited post on this blog.  Today, after several months of waiting, I discovered by accident that the official peer-reviewed article on the same subject is now available (the editors never bothered to tell us that it came out).  The article elaborates on a pattern that...
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