The consortium partners of FutureTDM have been actively publishing their own posts about the outcomes of the project and also the reflections on the new highlights in the field of Text and Data Mining, such as TDM Data Holders and Aggregators, TDM European Funded Projects and Infrastructures, Techniques, Tools and Technologies for TDM, A Practical Exploration of Mining the Scientific Literature, …etc.
More Insight into the Practice of TDM – FutureTDM Interviews
We contacted expert practitioners from different communities and economic sectors, in order to have a representation of different TDM involvement levels and working practices. This helps us to get a better understanding of evidence that is crucial for relevant policy making. The main purpose of the interviews was to get more insight into the practice of TDM from the perspective of those who work with the actual tools and data and we received valuable insights in the field of TDM.
FutureTDM at various Conferences
The month of October and November was full of interesting events: OpenCon, EU-Hackathon, Annual Meeting of ASIS&T and LT-Accelerate.
iCLIC Data Mining and Data Sharing Workshop
The iCLIC Data Mining and Data Sharing workshop took place on 23rd September 2016 at the University of Southampton, addressing very timely topics around the changing regulatory frameworks of copyright, database and data protection laws. FutureTDM was a contributor where the FutureTDM outcomes and scope were presented and shared with the workshop attendees.
FutureTDM at the EUhackathon
The theme of the 6th edition of the EUhackathon held in Brussels, 15th November, was ‘visualising copyright evidence to inform the policy debate and support the decision-making process’. The foremost objective of the initiative was to raise awareness and encourage debate. The goal of the hackathon was to combine data and academic research from various sources to help create a clearer picture of the issues at stake in copyright, as sometimes the full story is difficult to grasp. FutureTDM provided some of the datasets to be used in the hackathon.
FutureTDM Awareness Sheets
Awareness sheet are one of the major dissemination materials of the FutureTDM, ranging from different themes such as stories, projects, organisations, challenges, tools…etc. Throughout the project, these materials has been published to raise awareness on an issue which may be of high interest to the relevant field, specifically, to the people who work in text and data mining, big data and data analytics. Awareness sheets are mainly created from expert reports, expert interviews and discussions through the Knowledge Café events and they cover a range of factors that have an impact on TDM uptake.