MarketSight 7.0 – Survey Analysis Made Simple

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Michael DeNitto and Mark Budreski from MarketSight about enhancements to the MarketSight platform and future plans.  MarketSight is a web-based survey analysis tool.  I use it as part of my own toolkit at Hurwitz & Associates. While I am a fairly sophisticated data analyst, what is nice … Continue reading MarketSight 7.0 – Survey Analysis Made Simple

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Syndicating Text Analytics

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been briefed by a number of text analytics vendors and companies in partnership with text analytics vendors about syndicated services that make use of text analytics. Of course, syndicated services such as brand monitoring and news services that make use this technology to some degree have been around for … Continue reading Syndicating Text Analytics

My two cents on the 2008 Text Analytics Summit

I add my thoughts to others who have blogged on the Summit. See the Seth Grimes posting, for all of the other comments. I too agree that it was great to see a large number of end users at the Summit, this year. I was especially interested in the fact that a number of them … Continue reading My two cents on the 2008 Text Analytics Summit

Text Analytics and the Predictive Enterprise

I recently had the chance to get an update on what SPSS is up to in text analytics.  It was an interesting conversation for several reasons:   First, it highlighted an important point about text analytics – which we know but is worth repeating – which is that the analysis of unstructured data can be … Continue reading Text Analytics and the Predictive Enterprise

Four Questions about Innovations in Analysis

Several weeks ago, Hurwitz & Associates deployed a short survey entitled, “Four questions about innovations in analysis”.  Well, the results and they are quite interesting!   THE SURVEY   First, a few words about the survey itself and who responded to the survey.   We wanted to make the survey short and sweet.  We were … Continue reading Four Questions about Innovations in Analysis

Four questions about BI Innovation

As many of you know, I have been spending a great deal of time researching the area of innovations in BI. Yesterday, I posted a short four question survey regarding how companies might be using some of the analysis technologies that are out in the market today. I'm starting to get some interesting responses! I'd … Continue reading Four questions about BI Innovation

Customer Experience Intelligence and Text Analytics

Several months ago, I wrote a piece about Voice of the Customer (VoC) and how text analytics companies are getting good traction from this application.  I recently got an update from Sid Banerjee, CEO of Clarabridge that further supports this observation.  Clarabridge, an independent text analytics vendor is garnering much success with what it is … Continue reading Customer Experience Intelligence and Text Analytics

What’s Next For Text Analytics?

     When I first started to research the text analytics industry about three years ago, people didn’t understand why I was so interested in this nascent marketplace.  I had always anticipated how important it would be.  I remember working at Bell Laboratories, in the 1980s, analyzing structured data using advanced data mining techniques, trying … Continue reading What’s Next For Text Analytics?

A different way to search?

I recently had an interesting conversation about classification and search with James Zubok, CFO of Brainware, Inc. Brainware is a Virginia based company that was once part of SER Systems AG, a former German ECM company.  Brainware provides products that help companies extract information from unstructured and semi-structured documents, such as invoices, order forms, contracts, … Continue reading A different way to search?

SAS Purchases Teragram

Monday, SAS announced that it had purchased Teragram, a privately held natural language processing (NLP) company, for an undisclosed sum.  Teragram is now a SAS company meaning that the Teragram brand will be maintained.  Its solutions and OEM business will be retained.  A good move for SAS This acquisition is a good move for SAS … Continue reading SAS Purchases Teragram