Text And Data Mining Are Growing And Publishers Need To Support Their Use – An AAP-PSP Panel Report
At the dawn of digital content distribution there were many excited ideas about the possibilities of computerized information. In the 1960s, Ted Nelson and others theorized about the potential of computerized information and wrote excitedly about the possibilities of a network of interconnected digital texts. Nelson is a computer scientist and philosopher who, among other achievements, coined the term “hypertext,” as in the Hypertext Markup Language or HTML that we’re all familiar with. So many of this visionary’s ideas never came to fruition, at least not in the way he imagined them. Text and data mining, however, are outgrowths of his vision: a world of limitless possibilities in which increasing amounts of digital information are available online.