Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD
Cambridge, England CB10 1SD

Over the last 10 years, innovation has changed the ways in which scientific publications are gathered and delivered to the public. Since the start of the electronic era:

* publishers have moved from paper presentation of their content to electronic delivery;
* the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) has opened up its archives and delivered Medline abstracts to the public in electronic form;
* open access publishers have been making their content freely available;
* curation teams are increasingly working with the publishers to gather ever more data and provide it to the public and
* proposals have been made that authors should contribute more details to their manuscript (FEBS letter experiment).

These changes require novel ways to capture and deliver the content to the public and to exchange the content and the annotations between different sites. This has led to increased activities to capture more information from the authors, to align it with the bioinformatics data resources, to deliver the content as part of the scientific literature and to improve the interoperability between existing automatic systems for text processing and exploitation.
This workshop will focus on semantic enrichment of the scientific literature. To this end, workshop participants will have the opportunity to hear about and discuss solutions that capture information from the authors directly and that deliver documents with their annotations. Furthermore, we will discuss the needs of different user groups for the benefits from the scientific literature of the future, e.g. librarians, researchers, automatic text processing and data mining research community, ontologists, others.

The participants in this workshop are all users who profit from better information retrieval (e.g., librarians in pharmaceutical companies) and information provision (e.g., bioinformatics research community). In addition, members of the text mining research community, members of publishing companies and industrial users of scientific information, curation teams and teams working on ontological or terminological resources.

The intended outcomes of the workshop are:

* to exchange views on the reuse of literature in all possible ways and to the benefit of all involved parties;
* to have a better understanding for the infrastructure requirements coming from the automatic gathering and distribution of semantically enriched text (open standards and connectivity);
* to exchange views on what contributions could come from the publishers with regards to better exploitation of the publicly available literature and
* to assess current solutions for the gathering of semantic details from the authors while writing their scientific manuscripts.

Official Website: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Rebholz-srv/SESL/sesl.html

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