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JISC programmes help to develop and investigate the application of data and text mining techniques with the aim of advising and supporting researchers how best to turn the vast volume of data into useful research outputs.

Data & Text Mining

Modern research is generating more and more data, for example, from scientific instruments, computer simulations, sensor networks, surveys and scholarly publishing. Data and text mining apply advanced computer analysis to uncover patterns and trends within these data, which researchers can then interpret to form new insights. JISC programmes help to develop and investigate the application of data and text mining techniques with the aim of advising and supporting researchers how best to turn the vast volume of data into useful research outputs.

Key data & text mining activities

13 Programmes
  • Repositories and Preservation Programme The programme is a £14m investment in Higher Education repository and digital content infrastructure. It will fund initiatives to develop the Information Environment supporting digital repositories...

  • Users & Innovation: Personalising Technologies Based on the needs of real end-users, the programme will identify areas where innovative user technologies and practices can increase efficiency.

  • e-Infrastructure Programme Following the initial five year investment in the UK e-Science infrastructure, the vision for the e-Infrastructure programme is to enhance and consolidate the current technologies and establish...

  • Institutional Innovation Programme The Institutional Innovation programme represents a £13.08m investment aimed at supporting existing institutional strategies by providing solutions to institution-wide problems, based upon proven...

  • Digging into data challenge The Digging into Data Challenge is an international grant competition sponsored by four leading research agencies, JISC from the United Kingdom, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from...

36 Projects
  • Value for money in automatic Metadata generation This project aims to better understand the information search and retrieval needs of higher education so as to identify opportunities to increase the efficacy of metadata, and to improve efficiency...

  • Data mining with criminal intent This project will create a seamlessly connected environment, the Newgate Commons, in which scholars can use data mining techniques to select themed texts from the 120 million words of trial records...

  • Scots Words and Place-Names Scots Words and Place-Names, University of Glasgow, Carole Hough, £79,524.87 This is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow Enroller Project, Scottish Language Dictionaries (SLD), and...

  • Chemistry Using Text Annotations This project will integrate Cambridge's chemical text mining tool OSCAR with the U-Compare workflow infrastructure developed by NaCTeM and others. This integration adds chemistry to the world's...

  • Structural analysis of large amounts of music information (Salami) This project will gather c.23,000 hours of digitised music with a breathtaking range of styles, regions and time periods: A Capella to Zydeco, Appalachia to Zambia, and Medieval to Post-Modern and...