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Murray-Rust, Peter 


Abstract— We present evidence that content-mining of scholarly articles is now technically feasible and highly valuable both. However researchers and information technologist are blocked by legal and contractual barries from using it and developing the methodologies. We review the problems and propose changes in legal policy which we have already submitted to the UK's Hargreaves report on intellectual property reform. We put forward the fundamental rights of scholars and embed them in a manifesto: "The right to read is the right to mine", "Users and providers should encourage machine processing, and "Facts don't belong to anyone".


Conference for the Fellows of OpenForum Academy - 24th September 2012 Brussels


Open Content Mining, Index Terms—Open Knowledge, Content mining, Hargreaves process, Text mining, publishers, legal barriers

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