In May's Nature, there is a column about an interesting text mining project called FUSE. The project is backed by US intelligence agency; its goal is to predict game-changing technologies based on mining of scientific publications and patent applications.
FUSE is one of the first projects to mine the full texts instead of only abstracts.
There are 3 teams that take part in the project:
- One that "mines text for keywords, citations and phrases that indicate authors' outlooks in scholarly papers."
- Another one that extracts "sentiment" in the natural language of papers.
- The third team analyses connections between different topics, keywords and authors.
This four-year project started in 2011.