Data mining, or text analysis, as it is often referred to, is a concept with growing prominence that is closely associated with Big Data. The core concept is that computer software applies automated analytical techniques to interrogate datasets for patterns, trends, and other useful information. Data mining has the potential to empower a new breed of humanities scholar and facilitate how he or she approaches research. This can range from the relatively complex, such as software that can recognize syntax to analyze literary composition, to the more simple illustration of new pathways and associations. It is a genuine concern that the material that is mined and analyzed remains accessible only to authorized users. Text analysis is the key factor in being able to release the research value that exists in Big Data and that can be enhanced by working together.
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