The Open Mining Infrastructure for Text and Data (OpenMinTeD) project seeks to develop an interoperable text mining infrastructure that will unite the efforts of several key players in the text mining world. Crucially, this project involves the communities at the heart of using text mining with partners in the life sciences, the social sciences and scholarly communication. The project will develop an infrastructure which combines the power of several established text mining systems (including our platform, Argo). We will publish interoperability guidelines that will allow other systems to integrate with the OpenMinted platform. The broad aim of this project is to unite the efforts of text miners across Europe and the world, simultaneously promoting reusability and community uptake.