Like we have metadata which is data about data, we have reached a generation of research which is working towards science of science, metascience. Data has been mined from past may years already. The science behind it has grown so strong and vast that, now we have enough science to mine it and find the hidden science in it.
As I write and read that statement about metascience, it just drives me curious and crazy. Well, there is intelligence and lot more as compared and contrasted with metadata. Metadata is a summary data about the data where as metascience is not only the science of science but it is also the mined intelligent science data.
I am sure it calls for new techniques and lot of research. We yet don’t know what principles have been working unknowingly and how they might bring the relations between the unrelated!