[Irtalk] Content Mining: Why you and I should NOT sign up for Elsevier’s TDM service « petermr's blog

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 2 12:25:48 SAST 2014

In the last few days Elsevier has announced their policy on Text And Data
Mining (TDM). I use the term “content mining” as I wish to mine every part
of published content (images, audio, video) and not just text. The policy
was announced here
http://www.elsevier.com/about/universal-access/content-mining-policies .

This post contains a lot of material (from Elsevier and my comments) so
I’ll try to summarise. Note that Elsevier’s material seems inconsistent in
places (common with this publisher). I have had to go behind Elsevier’s
paywall to find one statement of agreement and rights and it is probable
that I have not found everything. In essence:

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