From September 6th– September 8th, over 200 people with an interest in open science came together in Athens for the Open Science Fair. OpenMinTeD was one of the co-organisers, and also organised a workshop on text and data mining. The first part of the workshop showcased successful TDM initiatives. The second part was focused on content providers and was more OpenMinTeD specific.
We are happy to announce that the OpenMinTeD platform for text and data mining is now ready to accept content. We invite publishers, repositories, libraries and other holders of scholarly publications to join the open call for content, by submitting a proposal by 29 October 2017 at the latest.
Why you should join the call for content
By opening your content up for text and data mining through the OpenMinTeD platform, you will increase your content’s visibility and impact. Winners of this call will be awarded € 7.000 (small bids) or € 17.500 (larger bids) to implement the connection of their content to the OpenMinTeD infrastructure.
How to join the call
You can join the call by submitting a CV and proposal of maximum 10 pages that describes your work plan, method, risk assessment, people and experience etc. A review committee will judge the proposals based on among other things alignment with the OpenMinTeD objectives, coverage, feasibility of integration methodology and experience.
All relevant information, specifications and the submission form can be found on the open tenders webpage: https://openminted.bsc.es/
OpenMinTeD is a European project of 16 partners that sets out to develop a sustainable infrastructure for text and data mining. We are working on a platform that brings together text and data, TDM tools and services, training, support and guidelines. Rather than developing new tools, we are adapting existing tools and services and repositories in order to make them interoperable.
We are pleased to invite you to attend an upcoming Webinar on the Text and Data mining functionalities of the PoolParty Semantic Suite.
In 2016, 30 people from important institutions all over the world came together for the first Open Harvest gathering. The goal was to set the stage for a global data infrastructure for agriculture and food. One year later, Agroknow presented the OpenMinTeD application VITIS at Open Harvest 2017.
Many university and national libraries are exploring the best way to support researchers with text and data mining. That’s why on July 5th 2017, OpenMinTeD and FutureTDM organised a workshop about text and data mining at the LIBER conference in Patras. 4 different speakers guided 16 participants through the various aspects of TDM.
Tom Potok works at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tenessee. He has been in the field of text and data mining for twenty years and worked on a wide variety of things. Some of the biggest challenges are the amounts of information out there, and trying to figure out how the mind works with text.