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Re: Using databases for data mining research

Sloan, Bernie writes:

> I was recently contacted by an academic researcher who would 
> like to make use of electronic resources for data and/or text 
> mining research. It would involve downloading large quantities 
> of the vendor's data. I am not sure if they have a specific 
> resource in mind yet and it's not yet clear to me what the 
> research entails (the researcher contacted me right before 
> leaving on vacation).

RePEc at http://repec.org is a large bibliographic dataset, with 
a plethora of services attached to it, and ample usage data. It 
is freely available but rather sophisticated. I would be pleased 
do discuss specific requirements with your researcher and arrange 
for convenient access.


Thomas Krichel                             mailto:krichel@openlib.org
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