January 18, 2017 3:30 in Johnson 102
Paul Ginsparg, Professor of Physics and Information Science at Cornell University, will be presenting “Adventures in Little Data” at next week’s Data Science Seminar. The Data Science Seminar is free and open to the public.
"I will give a very brief sociological overview of the current metastable state of scholarly research communication, and then a technical discussion of the practical implications of literature and usage data considered as computable objects, using arXiv as exemplar. From the physics standpoint, there is a surprising amount of statistical mechanics in text-mining and machine learning."