Information Management

Data Mining for Meaning: The Law and Corpus Linguistics Project

Corpus linguistics is a method for investigating the meanings of words by analyzing naturally occurring language in systematic collections of texts called “corpora.” Linguists have long understood that corpora are a better guide to interpretation than native speaker intuition or even dictionaries. With advances in computer technology, the use of corpus linguistics for research has expanded dramatically, but legal scholars ...more »

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Tools for Metadata Enhancement: MarcEdit and More

Deep Dive (preferred) or regular session to provide an in-depth introduction of metadata enhancement and customization tools such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, and Python. Program would illustrate more advanced features of common tools (MarcEdit) while illustrating the capabilities and benefits of tools metadata librarians may not be as familiar with (Python). If done as a Deep Dive, at least 30-45 minutes would be devoted ...more »

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Why our metadata is not obsolete

Presenting an argument by creators of systematic metadata (formerly "catalogers"), that our tools of metadata creations (RDA, LCC and LCSH), formerly called "cataloging standards" are still relevant, and often significant advantages to users in retrieving materials, compared to free-text (with no metadata) or uncontrolled non-systematic metadata. The program will demonstrate how our tools for description of resources, ...more »

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