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Leading research agencies announce new international competition: "The digging into data challenge"
Date:1/16/2009

, newspapers, photographs and countless other documents," said NEH Chairman Bruce Cole. "The NEH is delighted to work with JISC, NSF, and SSHRC to offer this competition and we look forward to many exciting discoveries from the analysis and study of this data."

"The Digging into Data Challenge will allow for the large-scale analysis of huge collections of diverse cultural heritage resources," said Alastair Dunning, JISC's digitization program manager. "Such forms of analysis, unthinkable before the arrival of the Internet, will help give new insights to academic inquiry."

"This exciting new joint initiative with NEH, JISC and NSF, will allow Canadian researchers to further develop sophisticated text and image mining and data visualization technologies while building international research partnerships," said Chad Gaffield, SSHRC President. "SSHRC is confident that the results will create new knowledge about humanity from the vast digital resources now becoming available."


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