[MIMAS logo]LexiQuest Mine at MIMAS


LexiQuest Mine from SPSS enables text mining on sets of documents. It provides an alternative visual view of a set of information, showing the relative frequencies of words. A test demonstration of LexiMine based on the MIMAS Metadata was developed during the ITAM project.

Sorry. The LexiMine Demonstration described below is no longer available.

The MIMAS LexiMine Demonstration included three separate collections of information using three 'base' LexiMine servers. One of these 'Bases' may be selected from a 'drop-down' list at the left hand side of the screen (below the 'Keywords' box and the 'Refine' button).

Base: mimasMetadata: MIMAS Metadata
A snapshot of the data the was in the MIMAS Metadatabase on 17 April 2003. The XML data was extracted from the MIMAS Metadatabase and indexed as XML by LexiMine.
Base: mimasColl: MIMAS Collection Metadata
A snapshot of the data the was in the MIMAS Collection Metadatabase on 17 April 2003. The XML data was extracted from the MIMAS Collection Metadatabase and indexed as XML by LexiMine.
Base: NewsBytes
This demonstration was supplied by LexiQuest. The indexed information pages are HTML.

Help. Help pages were available that explained the functionality of LexiMine and how to use the various buttons and sliders on the screen. Select the 'Help' lighthouse icon (the rightmost icon on the top line at the left hand side of the screen).

Note. The base XML pages for the MIMAS Metadata and Collection Metadata, which can be viewed via the 'i'-Search button, do not display completely. This appears to be the result of invalid unmatched extra tags (specifically '</pre>') inserted into the XML by the LexiMine application.

Note. When viewing the demonstration if the databases did not seem to load (with a blue error message at the bottom left of the screen) the LexiMine base servers needed to be restarted.


2 December 2004, epub@manchester.ac.uk

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