Head of Academic Outreach
Mendeley Research Networks
Tim Berners-Lee has often lamented the way so much of the knowledge of the world is locked away and inaccessible to people who could build great things with it. Mendeley is working on solving a small piece of this puzzle by assembling a crowd-sourced research catalog, collecting attention metadata on article usage, and then providing this data back in a structured manner via open API. With 750,000 researchers using the service and 70 million research documents uploaded, the research catalog is approaching the scale which enables genuinely useful things to be done with the attention metadata. This session will include a demonstration of influential author prediction, paper recommendation, and an Open API. The research dataset comprising usage data on 5 million papers from 50,000 users will also be discussed.