Open Text Mining Interface

Thanks to Geoff Bilder‘s excellent presentation at the UKSG this April, I finally caught up with Nature Publishing Group’s Open Text Mining Interface and why it could help transform the way STM literature is used.

Tony Hammond of NPG has now blogged an account of his recent talk on OTMI at the BioNLP 2007 conference (Biological, translational, and clinical language processing):

I was fortunate enough to talk early in the morning while people were still lively (talk is here) and there were several questions afterwards both in the Q&A and later during the breaks and the poster session at end of the workshop. Some questions/observations listed below:

1. General. Seems that there is not enough appreciation that OTMI is being proposed as a standard framework and methodology for disclosing subscription full text for text mining. That is, most of the features are parametrized and it is up to individual publishers to determine e.g. whether a snippet is a paragraph or a phrase, whether snippets are randomized or not, etc.

Of course OTMI is far from being the only game in town as regards text-mining or semantic enrichment of STM literature. Here are some random links to some other interesting projects I’ve been looking at recently:

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2 Responses to “Open Text Mining Interface”

  1. 1 Rich 27 September 2007 at 10:06 am

    We’re very proud that Project Prospect won the 2007 ALPSP/Charlesworth Award for Publishing Innovation this month. The project’s generated huge interest and the opportunities for adding more information and using it in different ways are huge.

  2. 2 mrkwr 27 September 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Yes, Project Prospect was a well deserved winner. I was planning to do a post about it when it won but I’ve been snowed under with work recently. Hopefully I’ll have a little more time in coming weeks, and if so will be looking in more detail at PP.

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