Originally published at: http://contentmine.org/2015/11/contentmine-workshop-mining-for-the-life-sciences/
On December 10th at The Hauser Forum
Cambridge, ContentMine are hosting a one day Workshop. The purpose of this event is as follows.
Content mining technologies hold much potential for maximising scientific discovery and the reuse of research through automated searching, indexing and analysing the scientific literature. This workshop aims to educate and engage researchers who are interested in using mining technologies in the biomedical and life sciences.
You will receive training in retrieving full-text articles and automatically extracting useful facts before optionally having the opportunity to apply these skills to discovering genomic datasets in a hackathon on Dec 11th hosted by The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and DNA Digest, a Cambridge-based charity empowering efficient access and sharing of genomics data. Advice and some assistance with transport is available, places for the hackathon can be booked here.
The workshop is best suited to those with an awareness of using command line tools or enthusiasm to pick this up, but formal programming experience is not a requirement.
There are limited places for the Workshop on December 10th so if you are interested, please sign up here before December 9th.