Open Access & Text Mining: Moving Things Forward - OpenMinTeD
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"Text mining refers to “the process or practice of examining large collections of written resources in order to generate new information” (source). I am not an expert in text mining, but I understand that it is about applying specialized software/algorithms/techniques on existing textual information so that it can be read and analyzed by machines in order for them to extract more meaningful information for us, humans. Of course, text mining is no news to the research community, as it seems that it all started back in the ’80s with a methodology titled CAVE (Content Analysis of Verbatim Explanations) but its background goes beyond the scope of this article. What I can tell you is that it is a complex process, involving techniques from areas such as information retrieval, natural language processing, information extraction and data mining – into a single workflow!"