Document recommendation systems for locating relevant literature have mostly relied on methods developed a decade ago. This is largely due to the lack of a large offline gold-standard benchmark of relevant documents that cover a variety of research fields such that newly developed literature search techniques can be compared, improved and translated into practice. To overcome this bottleneck, we have established the RElevant LIterature SearcH consortium consisting of more than 1500 scientists from 84 countries, who have collectively annotated the relevance of over 180 000 PubMed-listed articles with regard to their respective seed (input) article/s. The majority of annotations were contributed by highly experienced, original authors of the seed articles. The collected data cover 76% of all unique PubMed Medical Subject Headings descriptors. No systematic biases were observed across different experience levels, research fields or time spent on annotations.
In January 2009, a pilot named Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger steered his struggling aircraft to a safe landing in the Hudson River and became a national hero. Almost 10 years later, a dog named for the pilot has become a beloved "hero" in his own right, and he did it for something much simpler: lying down. On Sunday night, George H.W. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath posted a photograph to Twitter depicting a golden Labrador named Sully resting in front of the former president's casket. Within hours, Sully the dog had become a bona fide celebrity. McGrath's sentiment has been retweeted 61,000 times and counting, and "Sully" was trending on Twitter at various times on Monday.
San Francisco native Doug Perez on turning down a flight offered by the U.S. State Department to stay with his Chinese girlfriend. What's it like to be stuck in ground zero for the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China? Doug Perez, an American living in the quarantined city of Wuhan, described his experiences on Thursday's edition of the "Fox News Rundown" podcast. He said he barely leaves the house, except to walk his dog. "Whenever we leave [the home], we bring the dog," said Perez, who lives with his girlfriend and their labrador, Chubby.
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For decades, Carnival Corporation has successfully sold affordable luxury to passengers, becoming the largest cruise ship business in the world. The reason why a vacation at sea can be so inexpensive has to do with both the vision of Carnival's founder and the historical origins of the cruise industry itself. But that affordability can also come with unpleasant consequences. Now, the entire industry's future has been thrown into doubt by a deadly virus. Ross Klein is a cruise industry expert and professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland.