Gb User: Brian Rea


Name: Brian Rea

Joined: Monday 19 May 2008 15:30:42 (UTC)

Last seen: Thursday 23 July 2009 17:05:09 (UTC)

Email (public): brian.rea [at]


Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

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My main research is in providing assistance and solutions to challenges with research activity through the use of text mining techniques. As part of this goal my research is focussed upon large scale information retrieval tasks and how they can be improved through the integration of text and data mining tools with natural language processing algorithms. In order to achieve the scalability of solutions this has been investigated alongside distributed computing techniques. To complement the technical development and application provision I am interested in the human factors associated with non-expert use of these tools, in particular the seemingly self imposed barriers built by arts and humanities users. Therefore usability studies and interface development are key issues during the development and evaluation phases of my research.

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Text mining, usability, work flows, service provision

Field/Industry: Text Mining

Occupation/Role(s): Research Associate


National Centre for Text Mining,
University of Manchester


User Andrea Wiggins

Joined: Monday 17 December 2007 22:37:58 (UTC)

I'm a PhD student at Syracuse University's School of Information Studies. My research interests include virtual teams and technology-mediated collaboration.

Last active:Friday 13 October 2017 20:27:51 (UTC)

Website: | Email (public):awiggins [at]

Field/Industry:Information Science | Occupation/Role(s):PhD Student


User Yuwei Lin

Joined: Monday 15 October 2007 16:03:03 (UTC)

I am a sociologist whose main interest is studying socio-technical dynamics in ICT development and adoption processes.

Last active:Monday 14 December 2009 17:57:35 (UTC)


Occupation/Role(s):Social Scientist

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