IGN 6-5
Facilitating knowledge discovery and visualization through mining contextual data from published studies: Lessons from JournalMap

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
345, Baltimore Convention Center
Jason W. Karl, Jornada Experimental Range, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Jeff Gillan, New Mexico State University
Valuable information on the location and context of ecological studies are locked up in publications in myriad formats that are not easily machine readable. This presents significant challenges to building geographic-based tools to search for and visualize sources of ecological knowledge. JournalMap is a scientific literature search engine that was created to enable discovery of relevant research based on location and biophysical attributes along with traditional keyword searching. We will present approaches developed in JournalMap for mining, mapping and visualizing study location information from scientific articles using pattern recognition algorithms and crowdsourcing tools.