Inigo Surguy, Technical Director of 67 Bricks has won first prize in the Elsevier Article 2.0 contest. The aim of the contest was to find new ways to present scientific research articles on the web.

67 Bricks wins Elsevier Article 2.0 contest

Inigo Surguy, Technical Director of 67 Bricks has won first prize in the Elsevier Article 2.0 contest. The aim of the contest was to find new ways to present scientific research articles on the web.

67 Bricks won by developing software that enables readers and article authors to add detailed annotations to paragraphs of text and images, and to make assertions about the facts presented in the article. A panel of experts in scientific publishing and research judged the contest.

Inigo said "Allowing annotation of articles with comments and assertions is the pragmatic first step towards a full Semantic Publishing approach. It brings together the community-driven strengths of Web 2.0 and the Web 3.0 advantages of making data machine-readable, to make research articles more valuable to scientists." Web 3.0, also known as the "Semantic Web", is a set of standards for adding machine-readable descriptions to web pages, so it is easier to find, connect and visualize information from them. For scientific articles, this helps researchers to find relevant articles and to build on each others work more effectively. 67 Bricks Client Services Director Sam Herbert said "We are delighted to have our innovative work in article publishing recognized by Elsevier and the panel of judges. We are interested in talking to publishers who would like to make this prototype commercially available."

The Elsevier Article 2.0 website is at http://article20.elsevier.com/.

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