Mining Biodiversity


The Mining Biodiversity project aims to transform the Biodiversity Heritage Library into a next-generation social digital library resource to facilitate the study and discussion (via social media integration) of legacy science documents on biodiversity by a worldwide community and to raise awareness of the changes in biodiversity over time in the general public. The project will integrate novel text mining methods, visualisation, crowdsourcing and social media into the BHL to provide a semantic search system.

Principal Investigators

William Ulate Rodriguez, Missouri Botanical Garden, US, IMLS
Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK, AHRC/ESRC
Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University, CAN, SSHRC/NSERC