2009 Text Analytics Survey

 Several weeks ago, in preparation for the Text Analytics Summit, I deployed a short survey about the state of text analytics.  I supplemented the end-user survey with vendor interviews.   Here are some of the end-user findings.  First, a few words about the survey itself and who responded to the survey. I wanted to make the … Continue reading 2009 Text Analytics Survey

The Three C’s – conceptual search, clustering, and categorization

  I recently had the opportunity to speak with Richard Turner, VP of Marketing, at Content Analyst.  Content Analyst was originally part of SAIC and spun out about 5 years ago.  The company provides content management, eDiscovery, and content workflow solutions to its clients - primarily as an OEM solutions. The tool set is called … Continue reading The Three C’s – conceptual search, clustering, and categorization

The Brave New World of Text Analytics Applications

Attensity Corporation announced today that it is joining forces with two other text analytics/information management companies, Living e and Empolis, to form a new company called Attensity Group focused on creating business user applications on top of sophisticated data and semantic analytics technology.  According to Michelle de Haaff, CMO, the new combined company has software … Continue reading The Brave New World of Text Analytics Applications

Redefining Innovation?

Can people learn to innovate?  It may depend on how you define innovation.  When most people think of innovation, they think invention – like developing a post-it note. But, innovation can be something different.  Innovation can be as simple as using something old in a new way or as complex as inventing something… well really … Continue reading Redefining Innovation?

Real Time Text Analytics

I’ve recently noticed a small buzz building about the notion of “real time” text analytics.  In fact, I’ve come across several vendors talking about it in relation to customer experience and financial trading.  The idea is that these companies analyze a lot of  unstructured data quickly and provide real time  information to the people who … Continue reading Real Time Text Analytics

Text Analytics meets Enterprise Content Management ‘Round 2– IBM Content Analyzer

Why? How? These are key questions that business people ask a lot. Questions such as, “Why did our customer retention rate plummet?” or “How come our product quality has declined?” or even “How did we end up in this mess?” often cannot be answered using structured data alone. However, there is a lot of unstructured … Continue reading Text Analytics meets Enterprise Content Management ‘Round 2– IBM Content Analyzer

Leximancer – Concept Maps for Text Analytics and the Customer Insight Portal

I had the opportunity last week to learn more about Leximancer, a text analytics company with its roots in Australia. Leximancer recently moved some of its operations to the U.S. and I had a very interesting conversation with CEO Neil Hartley about the company. Leximancer was founded in 2005. Its technology is based on seven … Continue reading Leximancer – Concept Maps for Text Analytics and the Customer Insight Portal

Improving Sentiment Analysis in Text Analytics – Lexalytics merges with Infonic

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jeff Caitlin, CEO of Lexalytics Ltd. about the Lexalytics/Infonic merger. Although the merger occurred several months ago, it was actually good timing, because Jeff could explain a bit more about what is happening with newly merged company, what the products look like, where the company is heading … Continue reading Improving Sentiment Analysis in Text Analytics – Lexalytics merges with Infonic

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

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