IXA Group member German Rigau participated as keynote speaker last Monday in the JRC Conference “TEXT MINING IN POLICY MAKING” organised by the European Commission in Brussels to present the new JRC competence centre on text mining. This new JRC has been organized with a showcase of various success stories of JRC applied text mining solutions. German Rigau addressed challenges related to textual data.
“This conference was an opportunity for policy makers from EU institutions to understand better the benefits of text mining in policy making processes, and pave the way forward for a better use of these solutions in policy making.
Information needed by policy makers is increasingly embedded in large amounts of textual data available on the Internet, e.g. traditional or social media, or in large public or proprietary document sets.
Text mining, the automatic extraction of information from text, offers policy makers timely access to important information which would otherwise be inaccessible. Indeed, the sheer volume of data makes it nearly impossible to extract the available information manually.”