I am also interested.
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From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Downie, J Stephen
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 9:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] natural language processing, text mining, and machine learning at the university of notre dame
I would be very interested in joining in on this important topic.
On Oct 26, 2018 10:28 AM, "Haitz, Lisa (haitzlm)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
On 10/26/18, 11:27 AM, "Code for Libraries on behalf of Jason Bengtson" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'm not sure if I'd be free to attend any meetings in person, but this
definitely interests me.
On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 10:07 AM Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The library here at the University of Notre Dame has been awarded a grant
> from the IMLS on the topic of natural language processing, text mining, and
> machine learning, and in the end we will be looking for possible
> partnerships with others who want to exploit these same technologies.
> Here is a blurb describing our planning grant:
> Investigating the national need for library based topic modeling
> discovery systems 
> The University of Notre Dame is seeking an IMLS planning grant to
> convene a diverse community during the 2019 calendar year that
> will contribute to conceptualization of digital tools that
> support the creation and dissemination of cross-disciplinary
> research. The grant would enable us to conduct a series of
> workshops as venues for the collaboration of domain experts,
> librarians, and computer science specialists.
> The goals are to understand their unique current practices and to
> identify possibilities to use topic modeling and NLP to enhance
> or augment current library classification in order to meet
> current cross-disciplinary research needs. The target community
> includes small and large and public and academic libraries and
> To accomplish our goals we will be hosting four regional, day-long
> meetings in Notre Dame, Palo Alto, New York City, and Washington, DC during
> the next six to nine months. Each meeting will be attended by: 1) content
> experts from any number of different domains (political science, economics,
> history, etc.), 2) computer scientists, 3) and librarians. The meetings
> will be a combination of show & tell, discussions, and hands-on activities.
> By the end of each meeting we hope to answer two questions. To what degree
> do you think things like NLP can be used to better facilitate
> cross-disciplinary research? And if so, then what set of prioritized
> features/functions do think are desirable?
> We will then write the obligatory white paper, do our best to disseminate
> the results, and if successful, look for partners who would like to help
> create the desirable system.
> Watch this space for further details, but if you think you might want to
> participate or have any suggestions, then please do not hesitate to drop me
> a line.
>  a complete description of the grant is available from the IMLS -
> Eric Lease Morgan
> Digital Initiatives Librarian, Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
> Hesburgh Libraries
> University of Notre Dame
> 250E Hesburgh Library
> Notre Dame, IN 46556
> o: 574-631-8604
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> w: cds.library.nd.edu