Social site for data scientists boosts collaboration

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Data.world, a new public benefit corporation based in Texas, has opened its social networking platform to invited researchers. Seeded with nearly 1,000 datasets, data.world hopes to transform research. Publicly available datasets are made machine-readable, discoverable and available for collaborative work. Previously, researchers had no real-time way of connecting with others working on the same information. Members first create a profile and attach a photo, then they can upload data and follow projects. Through semantic web technology, the platform provides data recommendations to members. Initially invitation-only, a public launch is being planned for later in the year. Membership is free, as…

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