International Journal of Reviews in Computing
Text mining also known as text data mining or knowledge discovery from textual databases refers to the process of extracting interesting and non-trivial patterns or knowledge from text documents. Regarded by many as the next wave of knowledge discovery, text mining has very high commercial values. Last count reveals that there are more than ten high-tech companies offering products for text mining. Has text mining evolved so rapidly to become a mature field? This paper attempts to shed some lights to the question.