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Open Design Definition workshop at OKFestival 2014 in Berlin

- August 5, 2014 in Berlin, definition, event, Featured, OKFestival, Open Design Definition

At the recent OKFestival in Berlin, where over 1,000 open-everything enthusiasts and experts gathered for 3 days in the charming Kulturbrauerei, a workshop was held by the Open Design & Hardware Working Group to expand the Open Design Definition that had been booted in the months leading up to the festival. The idea with the […]

Open Design Definition workshop at OKFestival 2014 in Berlin

- August 5, 2014 in Berlin, definition, event, Featured, OKFestival, Open Design Definition

At the recent OKFestival in Berlin, where over 1,000 open-everything enthusiasts and experts gathered for 3 days in the charming Kulturbrauerei, a workshop was held by the Open Design & Hardware Working Group to expand the Open Design Definition that had been booted in the months leading up to the festival. The idea with the […]

Open Design Definition workshop at OKFestival 2014 in Berlin

- August 5, 2014 in Berlin, definition, event, Featured, OKFestival, Open Design Definition

At the recent OKFestival in Berlin, where over 1,000 open-everything enthusiasts and experts gathered for 3 days in the charming Kulturbrauerei, a workshop was held by the Open Design & Hardware Working Group to expand the Open Design Definition that had been booted in the months leading up to the festival. The idea with the […]

Open Design Definition workshop at OKFestival 2014 in Berlin

- August 5, 2014 in Berlin, definition, event, Featured, OKFestival, Open Design Definition

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At the recent OKFestival in Berlin, where over 1,000 open-everything enthusiasts and experts gathered for 3 days in the charming Kulturbrauerei, a workshop was held by the Open Design & Hardware Working Group to expand the

Open Design Definition workshop at OKFestival 2014 in Berlin

- August 5, 2014 in Berlin, definition, event, Featured, OKFestival, Open Design Definition

At the recent OKFestival in Berlin, where over 1,000 open-everything enthusiasts and experts gathered for 3 days in the charming Kulturbrauerei, a workshop was held by the Open Design & Hardware Working Group to expand the Open Design Definition that had been booted in the months leading up to the festival. The idea with the […]

What is content mining?

- March 27, 2014 in content mining, definition, intro, research

It’s simple really – you can break it down into it’s two constituent parts:

  1. Content

In this context, content can be text, numerical data, static images such as photographs, videos, audio, metadata or any digital information, and/or a combination of them all. It is a deliberately vague term, encompassing all types of information. Do not confuse content for the medium by which content is delivered; content is independent of medium in the digital sphere.

  1. Mining

In this context, mining refers to the large-scale of information extraction from your target content. If you extract information from just one or two items of content – that’s ‘data extraction’. But if you extract information from thousands of separate items of content – that’s ‘mining’.

content mining can involve multiple types of content!

It is important to emphasise that the phrase ‘text & data mining’ refers only to the mining a subset of the types of content one may wish to mine: text & data. Content mining is thus a more useful generic phrase that encompasses all the types of content one may wish to mine.

For my postdoc I’m using content mining to extract phylogenetic information and associated metadata from the academic literature. To be specific, the content I’m mining is text AND images.

The text of an academic paper contains much of the metadata about a phylogenetic analysis I want to extract, whilst the actual result of a phylogenetic analysis is unfortunately mostly only published as an image in papers (completely non-textual) – thus I need to leverage mining techniques for multiple content types.

Most mining projects tend to just mine one type of content, with text mining being perhaps the most common. An example question one might attempt to answer using text mining is: How many academic journal articles acknowledge funding support from the Wellcome Trust?

Peter Murray-Rust has many more different possible uses for content mining on his blog: http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2014/02/27/101-uses-for-content-mining/

In general, content mining is still an emerging and under-utilized technique in the research sphere – there is much work still to be done and billions of questions still to be answered. It isn’t the one-stop solution to everything, but for appropriate questions it can be the most powerful & comprehensive approach available. Get mining now!

Some suggested tutorials & resources you might want to start with:

Ouvert? Données ouvertes, gouvernement ouvert et savoir libre

- March 17, 2014 in definition, Données ouvertres, gouvernement ouvert, OKFN CA, Savoir Libre

Présentation au Wikicité, un événement sur la participation citoyenne à l’ère numérique organisé par l’OCPM qui s’est tenu au Centre des sciences de Montréal, les 27 et 28 février 2014. Les organisateurs de Wikicité 2014 m’ont demandé de faire une présentation de 5 minutes sur les définitions de «Données ouvertes» et de «Gouvernement ouvert». Ce que j’ai fait avec plaisir à la fois comme Chargée de projet principale des données ouvertes de la Ville et comme Ambassadrice de l’Open Knowledge Foundation au Canada [table-of-content]

Vidéo

Présentation

Présentation au format ouvert ODP et au format privatif PPT.

Références

Open Knowledge Foundation Network
Définition du savoir libre
Polanyi, Michael (1951, 1980) La logique de la liberté. Presses universitaires de France
Démocratie ouverte
5 Stars Open Data
Portail des données ouvertes de la Ville de Montréal [/table-of-content]

The First Draft of the Open Design Definition

- March 8, 2013 in definition, Featured

After a lot of discussion and examinations of existing Open definitions, I’ve finally published the first draft of the Open Design Definition. There is very little in it at the moment, but a simple structure of the document that should work for discussing the definition further. You can always participate in its development by: subscribing […]

The First Draft of the Open Design Definition

- March 8, 2013 in definition, Featured

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After a lot of discussion and examinations of existing Open definitions, I’ve finally published the first draft of the Open Design Definition. There is very little in it at the moment, but a simple structure of the document that …

The First Draft of the Open Design Definition

- March 8, 2013 in definition, Featured

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After a lot of discussion and examinations of existing Open definitions, I’ve finally published the first draft of the Open Design Definition. There is very little in it at the moment, but a simple structure of the document that …