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This webinar will explain what text-mining is and why it is important to text-mine research papers. We will consider real-world use-cases and applications and discuss barriers to wider adoption of text-mining.

We will also provide practical advice on how to start text-mining research papers, such as where to obtain data, how to access relevant APIs and highlight some of the tools that are available. 

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Time: 1400 BST
Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A (up to 60 minutes maximum if there is sufficient demand for an extended Q&A)




Petr Knoth

Senior Data Scientist

Mendeley Ltd.


Phil Gooch

Senior Data Scientist

Mendeley Ltd.


 Read a short biography of Petr Knoth. Dr. Petr Knoth is a Senior Data Scientist at Mendeley. Petr is an Open Science enthusiast and the founder of the CORE system, which aggregates millions of open access publications from repositories and journals and makes them available for text-mining. Previously, as a Researcher at the Open University, Petr acted as the principle investigator for a number of European Commission and Jisc funded projects in the areas of Information Retrieval, Text Mining and Digital Libraries. Petr has published at international conferences related to text-mining research publications including COLING, NTCIR and D-Lib. He has also been the main organiser of the International Workshops on Mining Scientific Publications. 
 Read a short biography of Phil Gooch. Dr. Phil Gooch is a Senior Data Scientist at Mendeley, where he develops text mining tools to help researchers' workflows. Previously, at Oxford University Press, he designed and developed a number of the semantic technologies used by Oxford Global Language Solutions, and has been a language technology consultant on a number of projects for King’s College London such as The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online and Mapping the Medieval Countryside. Phil has a PhD in Health Informatics from City University London.



By the end of the webinar, participants should have an understanding of what text-mining is and how it can be used to extract knowledge from research papers. 

Subject level and previous knowledge required: 

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.



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