A Mine Of Information – The PLOS Text Mining Collection

Camron Assadi | PLOS Blogs | April 17, 2013

The growth of Open Access has increased the pool of digital information that is available for Text Mining. This relatively new interdisciplinary field emerged in the 1980s and combines techniques from linguistics, computer science and statistics to build tools that can efficiently retrieve, extract and analyze information from digital text.

PLOS has actively promoted the field of text mining by publishing reviews, opinions, tutorials and dozens of primary research articles in PLOS Biology, PLOS Computational Biology and PLOS ONE. Furthermore, PLOS is one of few publishers who enable and encourage text mining research by providing an open API to mine our journal content.