Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chronotagging vs. agetagging

The new version of ageparser is almost ready to be released, so I was thinking which term would be appropriate to describe what ageparser does.

Ageparser V.2 is going to provide a REST webservice which will analyse strings or webpages for stratigraphically relevant terms and return the weighted results (the identified stratigraphical units and their chronostratigraphic position) as JSON or XML. So basically, the service returns a list of stratigraphic terms which can be use to describe or tag the content of a document. Therefore I thought something like 'agetagging' or 'chronotagging' perfectly describes what ageparser does.

After googling for those terms I found that 'chronotagging' is already used when a page is tagged with a specific date. But 'agetagging' seems to be a term which does not yet have another meaning, so I probably will use 'agetagging'..

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Is Beer bad for Science?

In this blog we had looked at some social factors in science already. Geologists have the reputation for really liking beer. But what does it do to science? Read more at FREAK Shots.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Stratigraphy.net internals on public radio

Last week Thursday (28 August 2008, 1930h), "Stratigraphy.net internals" was featured briefly on Deutschlandradio Kultur. In their series "Forschung und Gesellschaft" (Research and Society) the broadcast "Unter dem Wikiskop" (Under the Wikiscope) by Jana Wuttke looks at how digital networks revolutionise the way scientific research operates. "Stratigraphy.net internals" is mentioned as one of the few examples of science blogs from Germany.

I am sure, there must me more science blogs out there. We will be on the lookout for more of them.