McGill Library works with vendors whenever possible to include text and data mining into future agreements and can help negotiate access for specific projects (without or with a moderate cost for the researcher). Please contact us if you need our assistance in getting text data mining right for additional databases, e.g. Oxford Resources). Consult our Databases A-Z list to see all resources where negotiating text-mining rights is possible.
See the following related guides for:
Network Analysis & Data Visualization for Humanities and Social Sciences
Creating digital books and exhibits as well as interactive map and timelines: Digital and Multimedia Publishing guide
GIS software & tools: Maps and Geospatial Data guide
Text and data mining refers to the processes by which "text or datasets are crawled by software that recognizes entities, relationships, and action." -- GALE, 2017. Text and data mining is an important, new area for academic researchers largely because the output of these processes can result in detecting patterns, trends and also drawing new conclusions.
McGill Library can facilitate access to text corpora for McGill researchers. Assistance can entail helping you locate textual data sources, negotiate access to textual collections for text mining, and, in some cases, purchase or license data. We can also help you find and use tools for managing and analyzing textual data.
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