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HathiTrust expands data mining tools (comment)

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The HathiTrust, a huge digital library of full-text books, recently expanded its digital analysis tools.  Researchers can now explore "non-extractive" uses for books that are still under copyright and investigate such data as the number of verbs on a page or the frequency of a given word in a collection of texts.

The Scholarlh Kitchen blog has published an interview that Rick Anderson conducted with Mike Furlough, the Executive Director of the service to learn more about the new options.

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