As mentioned in Andrew’s Tedx Talk in this post, one of the grand challenges in scientific research is creating a system where all scientists can can access the knowledge embedded within the entirety of research literature. With such a system, scientists would be able to build the bridges they need to connect ideas across disparate fields of research faster. But how could such a system be built? While computation-based text miners can be fast and automatic, they are rather error-prone as the ability to read remains a uniquely human skill.

Mark2Cure enlists the help of citizen scientists to annotate biomedical literature–in essence allowing biomedical texts to be mined for useful information.

Beta testing starts soon. Join here now to help: http://mark2cure.org.

This post was originally written for Mark2Cure and can be viewed in its entirety here.

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