Press Release: OpenMinTed Paving the Way for Text and Data Mining in Science
Background: Open Science era + the sheer volume of scholarly works (about 2.5 mi peer reviewed publications every year in English alone)
What OpenMinTeD is about: Researchers, Open Access publishers, librarians, repository managers and SMEs can now easily harness the power of text and data mining (TDM) for scientific content. The recently launched OpenMinTeD infrastructure, funded by the European Commission H2020 Grant 654021, a preamble to the European Open Science Cloud, enables the registration and deployment of existing TDM tools and applications, the connection to OA scientific content, allowing researchers to seamlessly discover, share, analyse and re-use knowledge. All, well presented and operating on a cloud infrastructure. It makes this possible through the OpenMinTeD Interoperability Guidelines, which address interoperability aspects for content and services.
Technical vs. legal: Catering for legal interoperability, OpenMinTeD has elaborated a license compatibility matrix to investigate the compatibility among licenses on content, software and services, a service that may be used in other data infrastructure as well.
Services: Key OpenMinTeD services include:
- OpenMinTeD corpus builder of scholarly works, allows users to create a “corpus” of OA scholarly and scientific content (e.g. from OpenAIRE, CORE) to mine.
- OpenMinTeD catalogue of TDM tools, services and applications, allows (i) novice users to discover and easily use ready-to-run applications on content registered in the platform, and (ii) expert users to piece software components into building more elaborate applications.
- OpenMinTeD catalogue of ancillary knowledge resources includes Machine Learning (ML) models and computational grammars used in TDM, as well as annotation resources, (lexica, ontologies, etc.).
- OpenMinTeD TDM applications execution service allows researchers with little or no knowledge of text mining to run TDM applications on the cloud.
Way forward: The OpenMinTeD consortium commits to continue the operation and invites you all to send any inquiries by email to Androniki Pavlidou (email).