Please add us in.


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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2018 12:12 PM
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] natural language processing, text mining, and machine learning at the university of notre dame

I am also interested.

Mike Taylor
Systems Administrator-Sr.
Cline Library
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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:
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*

    * <>*

    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 [1]
    >   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.
    > [1] 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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