January 25, 2022

Data Presentation: EMBO and Wiley Launch ‘SmartFigures Lab’ Beta

From a Joint Announcement:

EMBO [European Molecular Biology Organization] and John Wiley and Sons announced today the launch of the ‘SmartFigures Lab’, a prototype online publishing website with enhanced data presentation capabilities.

The site results from the integration of SmartFigures, an open source application of the EMBO SourceData platform, with Wiley’s Content Enrichment Framework and research & development environment.

SmartFigures are interactive figures that display data in the context of related results published in other papers and link figures to major biological databases. SmartFigures enable users to intuitively navigate across papers through interconnected figures. They facilitate literature browsing and accelerate data discovery. The SmartFigure application is built on the SourceData database and has been extended to integrate links generated with Wiley’s large-scale semantic enrichment technology.

Once a figure is described in the open SourceData format, it can easily be found by others with the free SourceData search engine, or it can be visualized online in the SmartFigures browser. Importantly, SourceData searches the experimental data and their inter-relations directly rather than indexing keywords in the full text. As such, SourceData does not depend on a potentially subjective interpretation of the results from the narrative of the article.

Full Text of Launch Announcement

Direct to SmartFigures Lab (Beta)

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