April 4, 2007

TEMIS, part 1 – overview

Due to various transatlantic communication glitches, I’d never had a serious briefing with text mining vendor TEMIS until yesterday, when I finally connected with CEO Eric Bregand. So here’s a quick TEMIS overview; I’ll discuss what they actually do in a separate post.

I’ll confess to being a little unclear about “iterative exhaustion,” and indeed to suspecting that it conflates two different things. One would just be the inherent waterfall-style processing inherent to UIMA and, for that matter, to most other approaches to tokenization. The other is the idea that you can do a decent job of identifying what’s in each document in a large corpus in one pass, then do another pass focusing more intently on the ones that might have exactly what you’re looking for.

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2 Responses to “TEMIS, part 1 – overview”

  1. Text Technologies»Blog Archive » TEMIS, part 2 – application areas on April 4th, 2007 3:25 pm

    […] CEO Eric Bregand clearly described TEMIS as being in three markets – life sciences, publishing, and “industrial.” However, based on his descriptions, I’d characterize industrial as itself having three components – competitive intelligence, adverse impact detection, and customer satisfaction. Legal is somewhere in the mix too. […]

  2. Text Technologies»Blog Archive » What TEMIS is seeing in the marketplace on November 1st, 2007 5:49 am

    […] Yep, Voice Of The Customer is hot, in “many markets”; Eric specifically mentioned banking, car, energy, food, and retail. He further sees IBM backing VotC as text’s “killer app.” (Note: Temis has a history of partnering with IBM, most notably via its unusually strong commitment to UIMA.) […]

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