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What microorganisms live in my cheese?

With a tasty bite of cheese necessarily come some microbial strains. Some of them are well known, but the presence of others can puzzle researchers and they might want to investigate why they are there. A better understanding of microorganisms, their interaction and their adaptation to their environment are important issues for research and industry. It could help improve public health or develop innovative products.

Join our event ‘OpenMinTeD: Paving the way for text and data mining in science’

To make sense of  the huge amount of scientific text and data available, we need text and data mining (TDM). The European project OpenMinTeD has been paving the way for  TDM in science by working on an infrastructure for the past three years. We would like to invite you to join us for our event in Brussels on May 24th.  Learn about best practices in TDM, perspectives of different stakeholders, the GDPR and the future of TDM and OpenMinTeD.

TDM Stories: How Linguamatics Uses TDM To Improve Healthcare

Dr Jane Reed is Head of Life Science Strategy at Linguamatics, a UK-based company which makes TDM tools to help companies in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. She spoke to OpenMinTed about how TDM is being used to speed up drug discoveries and treat patients, and gave a vision for the future of text and data mining.

Read the full interview below, or download a printable version to share with others.

TDM Stories: How Zalando Links Languages With TDM

Dr Alan Akbik is a Research Scientist at Zalando Research. He’s using text and data mining to create tools which can be developed in one language and then applied automatically to other languages. This is valuable for companies such as Zalando, which work in many different countries around the world.

Read the full interview below, or download a printable version to share with others.

TDM STORIES: A Text & Data Miner Talks About Analysing The Recent Past

Federico Nanni is a researcher who uses TDM to build collections of materials from large archives which can be used to better understand recent, historically critical events such as the rise of Euroscepticism as a consequence of the recent economic crisis.

OpenMinTed first spoke to Federico in early 2017 about his work. Recently we asked him for an update. Read the full interview below, or download a printable version to share with others.