Recordings, Contacts, and Materials from VT Open Data Week, April 10-13, 2017
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Open Research/Open Data Forum: Transparency, Sharing, and Reproducibility in Scholarship
Held: Monday, April 10th, 6:30-8:00pm, in Torgersen Hall 1100
Description: Discussion on challenges and opportunities related to sharing and using open data in research, including meeting funder and journal guidelines.
Data visualization with Tableau
Held: Tuesday, 4/11, 10:30 am -12:00 pm, Torgersen Hall 1100
Description: With the Tableau data visualization software, you or your students can easily turn research data into detailed, interactive visualizations that tell the story that numbers alone struggle to express. The software can link directly to your data sources so you always have the most up-to-date data on hand without exporting manually, and easily generate hundreds of types of visualizations that include interactive elements.
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Introduction to ContentMine Tools for Mining Scholarly & Research Literature
Held: Wednesday, 4/12, 9:00-9:55am, Newman Multipurpose Room
Description: ContentMine instructors, Thomas Arrow and Stefan Kasberger presented an overview of text and data mining, and an introduction to ContentMine open source tools for mining scholarly and research literature
Making Visible the Invisible: Data Visualization and Poster Design
Held: Wednesday, 4/12, 9:30-11:00am, Newman 207A
Visually representing data helps users and readers engage with the content, understand key findings, and retain information. Exploring, creating, and presenting these visual representations is becoming critical for teaching, academic research, and professional engagement. In this session we will explore the basics of data visualization and poster design, and look at a few tools to create different kinds of visualizations. We will also discuss the academic and professional value in visualizing data.
Introduction to ContentMine Tools for Life Sciences Research
Held: Wednesday, 4/12, 11:15-12:05pm, Newman MultiPurpose Room
Participants joined students in a computational biochemistry informatics class session for an introduction to ContentMine open source tools for text and data mining to explore research literature sources, with a focus on tools related to mining and exploring content for Life Sciences research (phylogeny and and visualization).
Text and Data Mining Forum
Held: Wednesday, 4/12, 2:30-3:45pm, Newman MultiPurpose Room
A discussion with researchers and ContentMine guests about opportunities and challenges related to text and data mining, with a focus on information access.
Introduction to ContentMine Tools for Mining Scholarly & Research Literature:
Held Wednesday, 4/12, 4:00-5:15pm, Newman ScaleUp Classroom
Participants joined ContentMine instructors and an undergraduate class in computational methods for an overview of text and data mining, and an introduction to ContentMine open source tools for mining scholarly and research literature.
ContentMine Tools to Explore Scholarly & Research Literature - Full Day, Hands-On Workshop
Held: Thursday, 4/13, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Newman 207A
Description: During this workshop objectives for participants were to: (1) ensure the software is functioning on their laptop computer, (2) participate in individual and group hands-on exercises to become more familiar with ContentMine tools, and (3) have the opportunity to experiment with using ContentMine tools with ContentMine instructors’ support - to mine scholarly literature and explore results specific to their own research project goals. Prior to the workshop, attendees will receive instructions to download software and make any other preparations to get the most of of the workshop.