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"Synthesizing Knowledge from Disagreement, " with Jodi Schneider

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Don't miss the upcoming special lecture at the UC Berkeley School of

*Synthesizing Knowledge from Disagreement*
with *Jodi Schneider*

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
210 South Hall

New methodologies for information synthesis that combine machine and
human intelligence are needed to make sense of the overwhelming amounts
of information being produced each day. Of particular interest are novel
methods that support the resolution of contested information and
disagreement. I will present a new method for supporting online
sense-making that has been applied to Wikipedia. Decisions are made
through open discussions; approximately 500 discussions per week concern
whether a particular topic should be deleted from the encyclopedia and
may involve from 2 to 200 people. I will discuss a new method and a
reconfigurable Web interface that provides meaningful support for these
discussions. I will then discuss how innovative methods for tracking
scientific discourse could be translated into the biomedical domain to
support the systematic review process.

Dr. Jodi Schneider

*Jodi Schneider*Â earned her Ph.D. in informatics at the National
University of Ireland Galway in 2014. She is currently a postdoctoral
fellow at INRIA, the national French Computer Science Research
Institute, funded by a highly competitive ERCIM Marie Curie Fellowship.
Jodi's research has been published in journals such as /Semantic
Web/ and /Biomedical Semantics/ and in top computing conferences such
as the ACM's Computer-Supported Collaborative Work. Her dissertation
used semantic web technology to organize Wikipedia information quality
discussions. Currently she is working with pharmacists to design an
intelligent crowdsourcing system for improving clinical drug information

Dr. Schneider holds an M.S. in library & information science from the
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MA in mathematics from
the University of Texas at Austin. She previously worked as science
library specialist at Amherst College and as web librarian at
Appalachian State University. Her contributions to library technology
include founding the Code4Lib Journal and co-authoring the "W3C Library
Linked Data Incubator Group Final Report”, which has been translated
into French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.


*More upcoming events at the I School:*

February 20, 2015Â - "Alternative Strategic Future for iSchools
Information Access Seminar with Michael Buckland

February 27, 2015Â - "Cultural Data in the Age of Experience
Information Access Seminar with Sarah Kenderdine, University of New
South Wales, and Jeffrey Shaw, City University of Hong Kong

March 4, 2015Â - "Dissertation Talk: Where in the World is the Internet?
Locating Political Power in Internet Infrastructure
with Ashwin Mathew

March 6, 2015Â - "Who owns your Facebook content?
Information Access Seminar with Catherine Marshall

March 13, 2015Â - "Making the Most of a Pile of DiRT (Digital Research
Information Access Seminar with Quinn Dombrowski

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