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Data Challenge Cornwall – OCR of Historical Mining Records

Thursday 29 07 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

The Challenge

Cornish Lithium is an exciting and rapidly growing science-driven business that is using data and cutting edge technology to identify lithium deposits in Cornwall.

Huge amounts of untapped data exist in written or diagrammatical form dating from Cornwall’s long and illustrious mining heritage. The Challenge: automate the extraction of key words and features from historical mining journals and maps with a focus on helping to locate future mineral deposits in Cornwall.

Join the session to hear Cornish Lithium explain the opportunities and challenges surrounding mining lithium in Cornwall, a more detailed introduction to the data challenge covering the importance of historical information and how it is currently being used to model the subsurface to target lithium enriched geothermal waters. The paper in question is the journal in which it was first documented that lithium was found to be issuing out of permeable structures. Also a broader scientific understanding of Cornish geology to inform the development of data processing for identifying potentially rich and useful deposits will be given.

There will be time for questions and discussion after the presentation of the challenge.

After this session you can work in a group, or individually, and present your findings at a follow up event.


Data Challenge Cornwall

The idea for Data Challenge Cornwall emerged after it became clear that businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals with expertise and enthusiasm weren’t aware of the open challenges in key sectors in Cornwall – and therefore couldn’t participate in solving them.

The benefits of participating include:

* Opportunities – Joining a challenge gives you the chance to showcase your expertise and your business.

* Learning – Data challenges are an excellent way to learn new and develop existing data science skills.

* Make Friends – Thee Data Challenge series is an opportunity to make friends with others who share your interest in data, technology and Cornwall’s leading industries.


Practical Stuff

All events are free to attend.

All events are suitable for a general audience that has an interest and some knowledge of data analysis and tools. Students are as welcome as professionals. You don’t need to be an expert, the challenges can be a great opportunity to learn.

All events are online-only due to the coronavirus situation.

Read more about Data Challenge Cornwall 2021 here:

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Thursday 29 07 2021
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm


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