The history of attempts at synthesis infrastructures is vast.
The history of *successful* attempts is... unclear? It's certainly not mainstream yet, at least in my experience. That is what we mean by infrastructure. No one "inherits" an infrastructure yet, at least to my knowledge.
Let's look at some examples.
Other more recent ones
Yet, on the whole, we're not seeing nearly as much of this transformation as we'd like. Uptake of semantic publishing is low and restricted to a small set of power users
@schrimlCOVID19PandemicReveals2020 report that
We have lots of useful systems (e.g., networked notebooks, Q: Do scholarly synthesis infrastructures already exist?), but there isn't really yet any critical mass of linking them, at least in the sense of the scholar-powered model of semantic publishing
System / standard by Anita de Waard to add to Q: Do scholarly synthesis infrastructures already exist?: CNI 2018: A Research Object Authoring Tool for the Data Commons - authoring tools for std/Research Objects
This note is supposed to be a proposed explanation for a negative answer to the question Q: Do scholarly synthesis infrastructures already exist?. I am still developing that claim, though. A deeper diagnosis of why I'm not seeing mainstream adoption of these synthesis infrastructures yet can help ground our project more.