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Humanist Archives: Jan. 25, 2019, 6:29 a.m. Humanist 32.379 - machine learning & discovery systems: call for participants

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 379.
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        Date: 2019-01-24 21:32:31+00:00
        From: Eric Lease Morgan 
        Subject: Opportunity for machine learning and cross-disciplinary research

We here at the University of Notre Dame are looking for sets of people
to participate in a set of workshops on the topic of machine learning
and discovery systems. Please consider completing our survey so we can:
1) learn about the community's experience, and 2) create a well-balanced
set of workshop participants:


Here are a few more details:

    As part of its National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program,
    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded
    The University of Notre Dame a National Digital Platform Planning
    Grant to foster dialogue about the value of machine learning to
    facilitate automated metadata creation and classification in
    support of cross-disciplinary research. [1] Our grant website
    offers more detail about the project and will serves as a resource
    for our emerging knowledge as long as the project is active.

    As universities increasingly focus on cross-disciplinary
    research, the discovery ecosystem can only partially meet
    research needs because discovery tools do not semantically
    traverse multiple, disparate academic domains. The work to
    support cross-disciplinary research is a convergence of
    professional concerns — expertise in classification is typically
    held by librarians, deep understanding of domain research areas
    is owned by scholars, and strong competency in computer learning
    and natural language processing is the specialty of computer

    We will invite domain experts, computer scientists and engineers,
    and librarians to attend one of four one-day workshops to raise
    awareness of machine learning applications and explore their
    possibilities in advancing cross-disciplinary knowledge creation
    based on user-centric design principles. The locations are
    selected to increase regional participation:

      1. Monday, March 11, 2019, Notre Dame, IN
      2. Monday, April 1, 2019, Palo Alto, CA
      3. Thursday, April 25, 2019, New York, NY
      4. Friday, May 31, 2019, Washington D.C.

    These one day workshops will comprise a series of brief talks which
    showcase machine learning applications in facilitating
    cross-disciplinary research, discussions based on
    interests/topics, and an opportunity to build a professional
    network. Our goal is to build a coalition for the advancement of
    knowledge classification practices into the era of machine
    learning and artificial intelligence.

    If you would like to contribute to the conversation, please
    complete the survey. [2]

For even more detail, please see the website. [3]

If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact me directly.
'Make sense?

[1] IMLS Grant - https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-72-18-0221-18
[2] survey - http://bit.ly/2Rvm0q4
[3] website - https://innovation.library.nd.edu/crossdisciplinary-research/

Eric Lease Morgan
Digital Initiatives Librarian, Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship
Hesburgh Libraries

University of Notre Dame
250E Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame, IN 46556
o: 574-631-8604
e: emorgan@nd.edu 
w: cds.library.nd.edu

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