On December 12th, Prof. Beth Plale, co-director and chair of the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) and Indiana University visited KMi.
HTRC is a collaborative research center launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois, along with the HathiTrust Digital Library, to help meet the technical challenges of dealing with massive amounts of digital text that researchers face by developing cutting-edge software tools and cyberinfrastructure to enable advanced computational access to the growing digital record of human knowledge.
During her short visit to OU, Prof. Plale gave presentation to the KMi staff and the guests from the OU Library and other OU departments about the organization and the current research activities of HTRC.
Before and after her presentation, she discussed the challenges of document aggregation and text mining with Petr Knoth and Zdenek Zdrahal of KMi. Prof. Plale leads the US team in the joint proposal DiscoveryCORE submitted to the third Digging into Data Call. The partners in the DiscoveryCORE bid are Open University – KMi (UK), HTRC, University of Indiana and University of Illinois (US) and the European Library (NL).