«Text and data mining» TDM refers to algorithm- or statistics-based analytical methods which are used to discover structured information patterns or trends within digitial text or other data sources. The fundament of TDM projects is the availability of extensive data sets (Big Data).
Unfortunately, not all of our licensed electronic resources are available for such TDM-projects. Specifically, aggregated resources – such as ProQuest One Business, Factiva, WISO, LexisNexis etc. – can not be used in such a way.Furthermore, the web interfaces of the majority of our licensed products are not suited for the download of big amounts of data.
Systematic downloading, e.g. by using crawlers, scraping or scripts, is not allowed! Providers deem such activities and the use of such tools as infringement of license agreements – which can lead to restricting or even blocking of the access to these resources for the entire University!
The Library actively supports making licensed data available for academic re-use in the TDM framework. We offer assistance so you do not get entangled in restrictions imposed by license agreements, copyright law or other regulations:
- We can act as an intermediary between you and specific providers.
- We check for you the general availability of required data through licensed eletronic resources for TDM projects.
- We clarify with providers if and how required data can either be accessed by you directly or be made available through the provider.
Please contact us by mail: elibrary(at)unisg.ch