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Reducing Barriers and Increasing Uptake of Text and Data Mining for Research Environments using a Collaborative Knowledge and Open Information Approach

Objective

The exponential growth of data in the digital age has led to the development of powerful techniques for effectively harnessing digital information and discovering new knowledge. In this context, Text and Data Mining (TDM) enables researchers from different disciplines to analyse, extract insights and knowledge, and exploit diverse and complex datasets from various digital media. However, the present use of TDM in Europe is significantly lower than in the US and Asia, most probably due to limitations imposed by the European legal framework. In this light, the FutureTDM project identifies and reduces the barriers that inhibit the uptake of TDM for researchers, and innovative businesses. FutureTDM provides critical up-to-date assessments of legal regulations and policies impacting TDM in the EU, and places them in the international research and innovation context. It adopts a bottom-up approach by initiating dialogue between all relevant stakeholders, engaging them via knowledge cafés, workshops and representation on the advisory board to help identify barriers, common solutions and increase awareness of TDM practices and their potential. This combined approach will lead to developing novel policy frameworks and interdisciplinary case-driven practitioner guidelines facilitating the spread of TDM activities. Key to success will be the engagement of actors in the broader community (libraries, publishers, funders, etc.), who will be mobilised through workshops and will be provided with targeted recommendations in the Roadmap for TDM’s uptake. The knowledge distilled from quantitative and qualitative research will be integrated into a Collaborative Knowledge Base and Open Information Hub (www.FutureTDM.eu) using insightful visualisations. This dynamic platform will showcase excellence in TDM research and data-driven innovation and serve as reference for current and future TDM practitioners ensuring broader TDM uptake to boost Europe’s research and innovation capacities.

Call for proposal

H2020-GARRI-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SYNYO GmbH
Address
Otto-bauer-gasse 5/14
1060 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 241 812,50

Participants (8)

STICHTING LIBER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 219 500
Address
Pr Willem Alexanderhof 5
2595 BE Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OPEN KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 750
Address
86-90 Paul Street
EC2A 4NE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 171 030
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 157 875
Address
96 Euston Road
NW1 2DB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 178 715
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 175 312,50
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UBIQUITY PRESS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 86 750
Address
6 Windmill Street
W1T 2JB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACJA PROJEKT: POLSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 75 625
Address
Ul. Andersa 29
00 159 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations