All Projects Related to Research Area: Socio-technical Data Analytics


Information Forum Requirements to Promote Knowledge Capture Knowledge Sharing and Community Interaction on the VHA Data Portal
CIRSS researchers are collaborating with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Information Resource Center (VIReC) on a project to analyze the socio-technical aspects of VA’s HSRData-L Listserv. VIReC is a VA Health Service Research & Development Service (HSR&D) resource center that supports VA researchers in need of information about data resources specific to their research. HSRData-L is a virtual community of VA researchers who share their collective knowledge and experience about VA data and information systems for the betterment of research focused on Veteran’s issues.

The project aims to better understand essential socio-technical aspects of the listserv and the information ecology in which it sits to maximize the findability and re-use of information generated by VA data users and to provide recommendations for improving its infrastructure.
PIs: Catherine Blake, Maria Souden (Veterans Affairs); Co-PI: Mike Twidale
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Defining and Solving Key Challenges in Microblog Search
Explore both theoretical models and prototype search systems to address core problems in microblog search.
PI: Miles Efron
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Improving Information Retrieval by Analysis of Temporal Evidence in a Unified Model
Students funded under this project will work with closely the project leader, Miles Efron, to develop state-of-the-art search engines and related information retrieval (IR) technologies.
PI: Miles Efron
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Meeting the Challenge of Language Change in Text Retrieval with Machine Translation Techniques
Convert a query in contemporary English to English terms used in text from Medieval times to the present.
PI: Miles Efron
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Developing a Model for Sociotechnical Data Analytics Education (SODA)
The goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of both the social and technical aspects of data analytics to prepare the next generation of leaders who can work with big data. Classroom experience culminates with a hands-on practicum, project or research focus on any aspect of data analytics.
PI: Cathy Blake
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Collaborative Research: The Impact of Scientific Funding
Link MEDLINE articles and U.S. patents using state-of-the-art name disambiguation algorithms.
PI: Vetle Torvik
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Expand SEASR Services
Explore text-mining as a tool for understanding the humanities.
PI: John Unsworth
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Impact Assessment of Social Justice Documentaries
Films are produced, screened and perceived as part of a larger and continuously changing ecosystem that involves multiple stakeholders and themes. This project will measure the impact of social justice documentaries by capturing, modeling and analyzing the map of these stakeholders and themes in a systematic, scalable and analytically rigorous fashion. This solution will result in a validated, re-useable and end-user friendly methodology and technology that practitioners can use to assess the long-term impact of media productions beyond the number of people who have seen a screening or visited a webpage. Moreover, bringing the proposed computational methodology into a real-world application context can serve as a case-study for demonstrating the usability of this cutting-edge solution.
PI: Jana Diesner
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Preserving Virtual Worlds 2
Preserving Virtual Worlds project will explore methods for preserving digital games and interactive fiction. PVW 2 will improve the capacity of libraries, museums, and archives to preserve computer games, video games, and interactive fiction.
PI: Jerome McDonough
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Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information (SALAMI)
Create a framework for analyzing musical audio data and use the framework to process songs from a range of online sources.
PI: Stephen Downie
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Text Mining in Environmental Literature
Develop text mining methods that enable resolve contradictory and redundant evidence from text.
PI: Cathy Blake
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The Investigative Journalism Education Consortium
Brant Houston, a professor in the College of Media and iSchool affiliated faculty member, coordinated a $75,000 grant from the McCormick Foundation to create a consortium of Midwest university journalism professors for public service reporting, with the goal of developing the next generation of investigative journalists who can make the best use of the new digital tools.
PI: Brant Houston
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Towards Evidence-Based Discovery
Understand both human and automated methods to synthesize evidence from text.
PI: Catherine Blake
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