Knowledge Café

Knowledge Café

FutureTDM Workshop II

A reminder of the project

Text and data mining (TDM), is the process of deriving information from machine-read material. It is sometimes referred to as data analytics, content mining, big data, machine learning or knowledge discovery.

TDM is important because using this machine technology to sift through big data to discover hitherto unidentified information, could help us to further our understanding of the arts, business, science and beyond. This provides an opportunity for economic, scientific and cultural growth. Yet in the EU, we aren’t doing as much of this text and data mining as in other parts of the world perhaps for legal, educational or technical reasons. The Commission funded FutureTDM project aims to identify and reduce these barriers that inhibit the uptake of TDM within Europe. For the past 18 months, we’ve been speaking to the TDM community to get their views.

Catherine Stihler MEP, Rapporteur for copyright reform in the IMCO Committee, will Chair the event.

European Parliament, Brussels

 29 March 2017, 14:00-17:00

FutureTDM Workshop at the European Parliament

Our FutureTDM workshop at the European Parliament will look at the development of TDM policy. With EU copyright reform now in progress, we bring together policy makers and stakeholder groups so that we can share FutureTDM’s  findings and our first expert driven policy recommendations that can help increase EU TDM.

We also hope to hear about TDM experiences on the ground. Your input will feed into our upcoming TDM guidelines report – sector specific policies to help targeted groups such as research organisations, start-ups and funders. We will also reveal more about the project’s tools and services,  practical tutorials, online help and how to guides to increase TDM uptake.

The workshop will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 29 March from 2-5pm. Places are limited and registration for the event is mandatory. If you have any questions, you can contact us at