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Elsevier announces 10 semi-finalists for the Elsevier Grand Challenge
Date:8/19/2008

Amsterdam, August 19, 2008 -- Elsevier, a leading global healthcare and scientific publisher, has announced ten semi-finalists in The Elsevier Grand Challenge, a competition inviting the scientific community to prototype tools innovating how Life Sciences information is used in online text databases. The ten semifinalists were chosen by a distinguished panel of judges from among over 70 excellent entries offering a range of approaches involving semantics, visualization, protocols, social networks, and citations. The semifinalists include:

  • Sean O'Donoghue and Lars Jensen, Germany, for "Reflect: Automated Annotation of Scientific Terms"

  • Timothy Baldwin, Lawrence Cavedon, Sarvnaz Karimi, David Martinez, David Newman, Falk Scholer and Justin Zobel, Australia and US, "Effective Search, Classification, and Visualisation of Information from Large Collections of Biomedical Literature"

  • Vit Novacek, Siegfried Handschuh and Tudor Groza, Ireland, "Teaching Machines to Teach Us: A Truly Knowledge-Based Publication Management"

  • Amr Ahmed, Andrew Arnold, Luis Pedro Coelho, Saboor Sheikh, Eric Xing, William Cohen and Robert F. Murphy, US, "Information Retrieval and Topic Discovery using both Figures and Captions in Biological Literature"

  • Stephen Wan, Robert Dale and Cecile Paris, Australia, "In-Context Summaries of Cited Documents: A Research Prototype for Academic and Scholarly Literature"

  • Roderic Page, UK, "Towards realising Darwin's dream: setting the trees free"

  • Jose Gonzalez-Brenes, Aabid Shariff, Sourish Chaudhuri and Carolyn Rose, US, "Automating the Generation of Life Science Protocols"

  • Glenn Ford, Sameer Antani, Dina Demner Fushman and George Thoma, US, "Tools to build and use Interactive Publications"


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