Times of Higher Education: Elsevier launches free science definitions service

Times of Higher Education: Elsevier launches free science definitions service. “…Elsevier is hoping to keep researchers on its platform with the launch of a free layer of content called ScienceDirect Topics, offering an initial 80,000 pages of material relating to the life sciences, biomedical sciences and neuroscience. Each offers a quick definition of a key term or topic, details of related terms and relevant excerpts from Elsevier books. Significantly, this content is not written to order but is extracted from Elsevier’s books, in a process that Sumita Singh, managing director of Elsevier Reference Solutions, described as ‘completely automated, algorithmically generated and machine-learning based’.”

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