14. November 2018
  NEWS

Elsevier Launching Rival To Wikipedia
By Extracting Scientific Definitions Automatically From Authors' Texts

from the don't-do-as-we-do,-do-as-we-say dept

Elsevier is at it again. It has launched a new (free) service that is likely to undermine open access alternatives by providing Wikipedia-like definitions generated automatically from texts it publishes. As an article on the Times Higher Education site explains, the aim is to stop users of the publishing giant's ScienceDirect platform from leaving Elsevier's walled garden and visiting sites like Wikipedia in order to look up definitions of key terms:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170928/02375038300/
elsevier-launching-rival-to-wikipedia-extracting-scientific-definitions-automatically-authors-texts.shtml

 



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