We are looking for text and data miners

researcher in tdmAre you a researcher in text and data mining? Would you benefit from making your mining software widely discoverable and interoperable, and would you like to easily explore and evaluate the work of other researchers in your field?

Then we are looking for your input!

Join us at the 5th International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications

In association with the OpenMinTeD project, The Open University organises the 5th International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications (WOSP) at JCDL 2016

The workshop is organised by Open University and aims to give a useful overview of Text and Data Mining (TDM). The topics of the workshop are organised around the following themes:

Training Course: Mining Social Media Content with GATE

The 9th GATE training course will be taught this June, at The University of Sheffield, and we are looking for you to join us! GATE, or the General Architecture for Text Engineering, is a mature, comprehensive suite of tools for information extraction, natural language processing and related tasks that has been developed continuously since 1995 at the University of Sheffield. The course is open to industrial and academic participants of any ability or experience level.

Open Science: What does it mean and how do text and data miners benefit?


On February 29th  researchers from around the world gathered in Tokyo for the data sharing symposium “Data-driven Science – The trigger of Scientific development”. It’s been a place of vibrant discussion of opportunities and challenges brought by current trends, such as open science, data-driven research and big data. OpenMinTeD, which perceives openness as one of its basic principles, participated in this event.

Text Mining Patient Records: Extremely Complicated but Incredibly Rewarding

rewarding_smallAt the end of last year, I presented a webinar to the American Medical Informatics Association on clinical text mining and text engineering – applying text mining to medical records. This is not an area that we are concentrating on in OpenMinTeD, but it is still an area on which we should keep a watchful eye. There is a rapid growth of text mining over medical records, and it exposes issues and problems that we need to be aware of.

Behind the Scenes: Listening to our Stakeholders


The OpenMinTeD project is divided into different tasks. It is the task of Agroknow to carry out the important job of gathering TDM requirements from our stakeholders (OpenMinTeD’s future platform users and contributors), so that OpenMinTeD will build a TDM platform that meets the requirements of our platform stakeholders as good as possible. We focus on gathering requirements from four different scientific domains, represented by the following different communities.