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Text and Data Mining: Home

This guide will help faculty and students with text mining questions, especially in relation to our databases.


Welcome to the Text Mining Guide.  For more information about text mining resources at ECU, please use the tabs listed above.  If you have additional questions, please contact the Research and Scholarly Communication Department at 


This image shows the frequency of super hero terms in the New York Times.  The image was created by Jer Thorp and it is titled "NYT:Superheroes."  The image can be found at the following link: 

What is text mining?

Text and data mining are techniques that researchers can use to analyze large sets of data or text.  This involves using various computer software to locate trends or patterns within a data set.  Text and data mining are used in a variety of disciplines.  

Source: University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries