We have discussion going in the comment threads to a couple of posts. Mary Crissey of SAS and Olivier Jouve of SPSS responded to this one on sales/marketing of text analytics, and customer response. (Mary: There are followup queries for you.) And Olivier and Glenn Fannick of Factiva offered appropriate responses to my half-serious comment about the French presence in text analytics.
I hope to generate a significantly more discussion here; your feedback can add a lot of value! (Even more if it’s to a post where I just wrote about your company. I don’t understand those of you who liked what I wrote so well that you linked to it from your websites, but then didn’t seize the opportunity to tack on a bit more of your marketing message in the comment thread.)
Finally, even if you have nothing else to add here, could I please have a few test comments added to this post? Olivier had trouble posting today, so I posted for him. It worked well for me. Of course, if you have trouble posting, please please email me about it. curtmonash at monash dot com is my main email address; given my spam volume, it would be highly prudent to make the title unmistakable, so that I pick your note out from the noise.