OpenMinTeD invites you to an all around TDM experience

The event ‘OpenMinTeD: Paving the way for text and data mining in science’ marks the official launch of the OpenMinTeD platform (, We would like to invite you to join us for a live discussion on the way forward.  

To join the event, a registration via Eventbrite is required here.

Why it matters: We live in an era of exponential growth of information in the scientific digital world. To make sense of all this information encoded inside text and data and unlock the potential of turning information into knowledge, text and Data Mining (TDM) has emerged as powerful and valuable assistant.

What is it about: It is about unleashing the power of open access and open science. OpenMinTeD (a H2020 project) has paved the way for TDM in science by establishing a cloud-based TDM infrastructure for scientific literature. It has brought together publishers and repositories, TDM software providers, domain discipline researchers and the industrial world through the use of a collaborative platform that allows sharing and re-using of content, TDM services and cloud resources.

Who is it for? Whether you are a publisher or repository manager, a TDM software provider or developer, researcher, SME, company, funder or government employee, feel free to join and participate in this open discussion.

  • Content Providers of Scientific/Scholarly Works: Publishers that want to maximize the impact of the publications, Library Managers that want to foster the TDM capabilities of their content, Repository Managers that want to share their content 

  • Software Providers of TDM applications and tools: Developers, NLP researchers, and TDM enthusiasts that seek a platform to expose their work

  • Researchers: Users of TDM applications, searching for new tools and applications to enhance their research, improve efficiency and research outcomes

  • SMEs, Industry: Commercial organizations interested in using TDM to build new innovations, improve their R&D and achieve a competitive advantage   

The event’s agenda covers a broad spectrum of topics that build on a story around TDM. 

Please Register to join the OpenMinTeD event via Eventbrite here


09:30 – 10:00 Registration, coffee

Policy meeting technology 

The event will start with a short introduction of what OpenMinTeD is and then continue with a session on the perspective of TDM for EU.

10:00 – 10:10 Introduction, Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE Managing Director

10:10 – 10:30 The EC perspective on Text and Data Mining and Open Science

Caroline Colin, European Commission, Copyright Unit, DG Connect
Jean-François Dechamp,European Commission, Research & Innovation, Unit A2 ‘Open Data Policy and Science Cloud’, Policy Officer

A storyline on TDM follows; our story will include a demonstration of OpenMinTeD on how you can process, share and discover TDM tools and content. 

10:30 – 11:00 Open Text and Data Mining: share, process, discover, the OpenMinTeD storyline. Stelios Piperidis, Athena Research & Innovation Center

TDM for scientific literature in practice 

Following is a session on content providers that will be completed with an open discussion and a practical presentation of TDM tools. 

ModeratorSimone Sacchi, LIBER

11:00 – 11: 45 Unlocking scientific content: the publishers’ perspective

Frederick Fenter, Frontiers, 
Elizabeth Crossick, RELX Group, 
Stuart Taylor, Royal Society

Few of the questions that may arise are; why is TDM important for a publisher? what is the value added by TDM on publishers business and the impact of TDM? why should a publisher care and adopt TDM? what about policies?

Moderator: Petr Knoth, Open University, CORE

11:45 – 12:45 Knowledge Discovery – Mining Technologies success stories 

Horacio Saggion, TALN Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, 
Fabio Rinaldi, University of Zurich, 
Matt Shardlow, Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

This session demonstrates the applications/components created and integrated in OpenMinTeD by our Tender call winners and use cases partners.

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Break

To TDM or not to TDM? 

A ‘theatrical’ setup follows by legal experts on Open Science and TDM with a moderator that will set a creative dialogue. The legal experts explain the ‘drama’ and ‘catharsis’; “to TDM or not to TDM?”  This open discussion session focus on TDM, the barriers, the challenges, how OpenMinTeD managed to overcome legal issues, how OpenMinTeD informed researchers, TDM experts, content providers.

ModeratorMaria Rehbinder, Aalto University

13:30 – 14:30 A discussion with legal experts.

Thomas Margoni, University of Glasgow, 
Prodromos Tsiavos, Athena Research & Innovation Center

Open discussion.

TDM 3 years from now  (3YFN)

Last but not least, the 3YFN panel discussion will focus on SMEs, industry and potential future use of TDM technologies, platforms, infrastructures. How industry responds and moves towards the TDM adoption. 

ModeratorKalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield

14:30 – 15:30  Panel discussion. Looking into the future: Text and Data Mining 3 years from now 

Panel Composition:

Alfonso Valencia, ELIXIR & Barcelona Supercomputing Center, 
Laurence El Khouri, ISTEX & National Center for Scientific Research (DIST/CNRS), 
Sophia Ananiadou, NaCTeM, National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester,
Claire Nédellec, INRA, Institut national de la recherche agronomique, France

Few of the topics under discussion are; What is the role of the different industries and startups in this process? Everyone is talking about TDM today; what makes it so important after all, and why is it difficult? What can be the role of the infrastructures? Will GDPR signal the death of TDM? 

Please Register to join the OpenMinTeD event via Eventbrite here



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