Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Text mining concerns looking for patterns in unstructured text. The related task of Information Extraction (IE) is about locating specific items in natural-language documents. This paper presents a framework for text mining, called DISCOTEX (DISCOvery from Text EXtraction), using a learned information extraction system to transform text into more structured data which is then mined for interesting relationships. The initial version of DISCOTEX integrates an IE module acquired by an IE learning system, and a standard rule induction module.