Me too. I can also attend the meeting in Palo Alto. Dan Lou | Senior Librarian 3700 Middlefield Road | Palo Alto, CA 94301 650.838.2973 | [log in to unmask] https://library.cityofpaloalto.org/browse_program/play-with-robot/ -----Original Message----- From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kate Barron Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 10:31 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] natural language processing, text mining, and machine learning at the university of notre dame Interested! I can attend the meeting in Palo Alto. On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 9:12 AM Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I am also interested. > > Mike Taylor > Systems Administrator-Sr. > Cline Library > 928-523-0944 > [log in to unmask] > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of > Downie, J Stephen > Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 9:06 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > 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. > > Cheers, > Stephen > > > On Oct 26, 2018 10:28 AM, "Haitz, Lisa (haitzlm)" > <[log in to unmask]> > wrote: > Me too! > > 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. > > Best regards, > > *Jason Bengtson* > > > *http://www.jasonbengtson.com/ <http://www.jasonbengtson.com/>* > > > 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 > > institutions. > > > > 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 - > > https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-72-18-0221-18 > > > > -- > > 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 > > e: [log in to unmask] > > w: cds.library.nd.edu > > > -- Kate Barron Data Services Librarian Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library San José State University [log in to unmask] 408-808-2038 <(408)%20808-2038> Explore Data Services <https://libguides.sjsu.edu/dataservices> at SJSU King Library!