ATG Article of the Week: Elsevier Experiments With Allowing 'Text Mining' of Its Journals

This article by Jennifer Howard from The Chronicle on May 6, 2012, discusses how Heather Piwowar (University of British Columbia) helped negotiate a deal with Elsevier to experiment with text mining of its journals. It all started with a tweet:

High-profile scholarly boycotts aren’t the only way to get a big publisher’s attention. Sometimes all it takes is a tweet. Not long ago, Heather A. Piwowar, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia, found herself on the phone with six high-level employees of the science-publishing giant Elsevier.

For more information, read the article on the Chronicle’s website (subscription required).  Also, you can check out Heather’s Twitter feed @researchremix or her blog at http://researchremix.wordpress.com/.

UPDATE 05-09-2012
Comment from Jennifer Howard: Thanks very much for noting the article. Anyone who doesn’t have a CHE subscription: Drop me an email at jennifer DOT howard AT chronicle DOT com and I’ll send you the story.

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2 thoughts on “ATG Article of the Week: Elsevier Experiments With Allowing 'Text Mining' of Its Journals

  1. Thanks very much for noting the article. Anyone who doesn’t have a CHE subscription: Drop me an email at jennifer DOT howard AT chronicle DOT com and I’ll send you the story.

    • Thanks Jennifer! I’ll note your offer in the original post above to be sure our readers see it.

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