NYU Libraries provides support for all phases of your text mining and data mining work, from corpus selection, cleaning, and parsing to analysis and visualization. Support is offered through several departments in the library, including Data Services, Digital Scholarship Services, and Digital Library Technology Services. While we can provide advice through consultation and help you deploy research questions in the software, you are responsible for creating the methodological questions and framework.
TDM can help reveal new patterns or information from a large body of work -- leading to the development of new knowledge, of a larger evidence-based practice. TDM enables researchers to analyze thousands of documents and Terabytes of data, allowing for a comprehensive look into research questions.
TDM can help answer such a variety of questions it would be hard to list them all! Some potential use cases are listed below, but do consult the literature of your field to see potentially how TDM is being used to answer the questions of your domain.