I attended the Text Mining presentation because I think it is a very interesting growing area of conducting research. K. B. Cohen, biomedical text mining group lead, Center for Computational Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center-Denver spoke about the evolution of text mining and how it is used in research.
I found the program extremely interesting but a little bit over my head. Ok well maybe a lot. While I think I retained maybe 15% of the information the program, I did come away feeling that text mining can be a very powerful method for searching for information.