Turning unstructured text into structured knowledge

by David Sklar

Related link: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/16/technology/circuits/16mine.html

This article about text analysis tools is informative and offers a reasonable conclusion -- they're (right now) best used to assist human editors or decision makers, not to make decisions on their own.

What are your experiences with text-mining? Helpful? Confusing?