At learn how to create find use and cite nanopublications. A nanopublication has two basic elements:* The Assertion: An assertion is a minimal unit of thought expressing a relationship between two concepts (called the Subject and the Object) using a third concept (called the Predicate).* The Provenance: This is metadata providing some context about the assertion. Provenance means how this came to be and includes Supporting metadata (like methods) and Attribution metadata (such as authors institutions time-stamps grants links to DOIs URLs).Nanopublications can be serialized using existing ontologies and RDF allowing nanopublications to be machine readable and opening the door to universal interoperability. In turn this allows extremely large heterogeneous and decentralized data to be analyzed for the discovery of new associations that would otherwise be beyond the capacity of human reasoning.Nanopublication infrastructure is administered by the Concept Web Alliance and are based on open standards. We anticipate the community-driven evolution of nanopublication formats to fit the changing needs of authors and publishers.

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