Innovation and the Law: An Analysis of the Barriers and Benefits of Text Mining

Torsten Reimer
Program Manager


Text mining and data analytics are of increasing interest to the international scholarly community. They promise to enable researchers to deal with an ever-increasing amount of publication and information, and to develop new research based on existing materials. Despite this promise, wider uptake of text mining is currently hampered by a range of barriers, most notably on the legal side. To assess these barriers as well as the potential benefits of text mining in education, JISC has commissioned the study, “Value and Benefits of Text Mining.” This session will introduce the study, with a particular focus on the potential of text mining for innovation, notable barriers, and the legal context.

Last updated:  Thursday, December 13th, 2012