Text Mining: Making Connections to Help People & Business. Great article in NYTimes (free registrated required) related to information retrieval, categorization/classification, and use.
Marti Hearst is quoted regarding information vizualization, text mining, and such. Most of the focus was on retrieval in homogenous content such as Medline. The reason why I liked the article was it provides an example of how people/business benefit from better IR tools for such disciplines as medicine. [ia/ – information architecture news]