In the EU, the use of text and data mining (TDM) is significantly lower than in some countries in the Americas and Asia. The competitive advantage is being lost, opportunities for knowledge discovery missed.
The Future TDM project seeks to improve uptake of text and data mining (TDM) in the EU for research environments.
Harnessing the vast resource of online facts, data and ideas through text and data mining has been identified by the European Commission as an important step towards solving some of society’s grand challenges. Future TDM will identify and engage stakeholders and look in depth at the TDM landscape in the EU to help pinpoint why uptake is lower, to raise awareness of TDM and to develop solutions.
Expert assessments will lead to the development of innovative policy frameworks and practitioner guidelines to facilitate the spread of TDM activities.
The project will offer a series of opportunities for participant involvement including consultation and workshops and by establishing an online stakeholder platform. With specialist input, including an Expert Advisory Board, the TDM economic, legal and technical landscape will be mapped. Feedback and findings will be made available online at the Open Information Hub a one-stop-shop for all things TDM.
LIBER’s role is to identify, engage and communicate with all relevant stakeholders including libraries, researchers, publishers, SMEs and industry in order to stimulate discussion around text and data mining and feedback on uptake barriers and solutions.
LIBER Members Involved in Future TDM
- Radboud University Library, Nijmegen, Netherlands
- The British Library, London, United Kingdom
- University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
For further questions about Future TDM, please contact LIBER’s Advocacy Officer Helen Frew.