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The plan to mine the world’s research papers

Carl Malamud poses for a portrait in from of data servers at Jawaharlal Nehru University

Carl Malamud in front of the data store of 73 million articles that he plans to let scientists text mine. Credit: Smita Sharma for Nature

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Nature 571, 316-318 (2019)


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