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RDA Ireland Meet The Expert: Dr. Derek Greene - Empowering Humanities Scholars To Better Explore Our Cultural Past

14 June 2019, 13:00

Venue: National Library of Ireland – Main Building, 7-8 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 P638

Join Dr Derek Greene for a “Meet the Experts” lecture showcasing how modern methods from text mining can be combined with traditional close reading techniques from the humanities to curate digitised texts at a large scale.

Dr Greene will discuss the collaboration between the Insight Centre at UCD, the UCD School of English, and the British Library focused on applying these innovative methods on the representation of social themes in 19th century British and Irish texts. The work is particularly important in the context of the growing collaboration between data science and disciplines like the Digital Humanities, the emergence of cultural analytics and new research methods born from applying advanced data science techniques to diverse literary sources to generate new knowledge.

The lecture is open to all and particularly to humanities and social science researchers, data practitioners and information professionals.

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Dr. Derek Greene is Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, and a Funded Investigator at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre. He received his Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin in 2006, for work in the area of unsupervised text mining. After working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Machine Learning Group in UCD, he joined the SFI-funded Clique Research Cluster as a Research Fellow in May 2009 and worked in the UCD CASL institute. In July 2013, he joined the Insight Centre, where his current research focuses on scalable machine learning, network analysis, and the application of text mining in areas such as social media analytics and the digital humanities.



The talk is part of the Meet the Experts series at the National Library of Ireland inviting national and international speakers to present topics of relevance and interest to different stakeholders and audiences.