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12 Sep 2016

Science Europe publishes results of 'Content Mining for Science'-workshop

With a view to the expected changes to EU copyright legislation, Science Europe organised a workshop on 'The Importance of Content Mining for Science' on 27 October 2015. The event highlighted how important text and data mining (TDM) is for science and how it can facilitate better research and the free flow of knowledge across borders. Participants urged policy-makers to update the legal framework in the context of the upcoming EU copyright reform in order to allow TDM for commercial and non-commercial means, and also to clarify the legal position surrounding TDM
From a research perspective, one of the pressing issues that these changes will address relates to the current legal uncertainties surrounding text and data mining (TDM).

The outputs from this workshop should make an informed contribution to this debate and underline the importance of TDM to research in Europe.

Workshop Report

 

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