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NCeSS Data Mining Project


Following on from the earlier Supercomputing Data Mining project, Manchester Computing is now undertaking a project funded by NCeSS to develop data/text mining tools of value to the e-social science community. Our goal is to produce a suite of data mining codes, supported by a web interface, to address the needs of this group. The project is currently investigating a number of potential applications within the social sciences:

  1. The clustering of verbatim interviewee responses to open-ended questions to enable their automatic categorisation, a task that is otherwise a slow and painstaking manual process.
  2. The mining of data produced from the "Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance" in order to extract more useful information than might be found by more traditional analysis techniques.


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