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On the Minnesota Public radio version of Morning Edition this morning there was a excellent report on Text Mining at UC - Berkeley from Jon Gordon's Future Tense. Researchers overwhelmed by the sheer volume of knowledge in their fields have a promising new tool. It’s called text mining.[via South Dakota]

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So it takes an algorithm to do whatwe (librarians) do naturally...hunting,discovering, and then gathering allthe diverse ideas in one place, wherethey can yell for attention and createepiphanies for nobel prize winners!We've already invented these wheels andhaving been speeding around on themfor a long, long time.