I am proposing this session to facilitate the sharing of current knowledge about research in text/data mining. What projects are being carried out? How did these projects get started, how have they been funded, and what tools are being used? What skills are needed to carry out these projects, and how were these skills acquired? What kinds of collaborations are necessary/effective in carrying out this work? How are the results of this research being disseminated? Please note that while I am able to facilitate a discussion about these questions, I am unable to “teach” text/data mining; rather, this session is being proposed as a forum for sharing experience/knowledge of the field.