ERIC Number: EJ873189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
Working in a Text Mine; Is Access about to Go down?
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v20 n3 p135-138 2008
The age of networked research and networked data analysis is upon us. "Wired Magazine" proclaims on the cover of their July 2008 issue: "The End of Science. The quest for knowledge used to begin with grand theories. Now it begins with massive amounts of data. Welcome to the Petabyte Age." Computing technology is sufficiently complex at this point to allow for broad-scope textual analysis of data across a large body of information. However, capability of these research techniques does not necessarily mean widespread availability of these processes or, in a given research institution, the permission to perform such techniques of data analysis carte blanche. This article explores the common definitions of text mining, why these processes are becoming more of a necessity for today's researcher, and what research institutions should begin to do in order to ensure their researchers have the capability to take advantage of these advances in computing technology. The article begins with the basic definition of what text mining is and how it can be utilized.
Descriptors: Information Networks, Data Processing, Pattern Recognition, Data Analysis, Research Methodology, Computers, Electronic Publishing, Certification, Artificial Intelligence, Information Centers, Research Libraries, Access to Information
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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