May 23, 2007

(A little) more on Business Objects/Inxight

After missing what seems to have been an uninformative press conference anyway, I hooked up later with the Business Objects folks on the phone. I say that it was probably uninformative because in the short call, it was pointed out to me that they really weren’t at liberty to say much anyway. Here are a couple of tidbits I picked up even so.

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5 Responses to “(A little) more on Business Objects/Inxight”

  1. Catherine H van Zuylen on May 23rd, 2007 8:06 pm

    Actually, our federated search product, Awareness Server, *does* re-rank for relevance using its own relevancy scoring system. It provides that all-important first step in Inxight’s acquire-extract-store-cleanse-visualize process.

    We (Inxight) are very excited about this merger. You can’t have “business intelligence” without taking into account the 85% of information trapped in unstructured text. And you can’t have an “information access” solution (as Gartner classifies it) without taking into account the 15% of information that is structured.

    Stay tuned!

  2. Text Technologies»Blog Archive » Inxight — value in the patents? on May 26th, 2007 8:06 am

    [...] on the wrong end of an injunction vs. Informatica. If there’s any way that BOBJ’s Inxight acquisition can induce Informatica to cross-license, it could pay for itself right [...]

  3. Curt Monash on May 26th, 2007 1:03 pm

    Hi Catherine!

    Well, I had little doubt that you had your own relevancy ranking system.

    What I have much more doubt about is whether it is really competitive with, say, what FAST offers in that regard, to name a leading enterprise search vendor.

    But I’d gladly be briefed on it. At the Text Analytics Summit, perhaps?

    CAM

  4. Text Technologies»Blog Archive » Insight into Inxight on June 14th, 2007 2:10 am

    [...] Basically, I still think what I thought before. [...]

  5. Text Technologies»Blog Archive » The case for Inxight Awareness Server on August 3rd, 2007 11:03 pm

    [...] been pretty skeptical about Inxight’s Awareness Server. My theory is that ordinary enterprise search engines can [...]

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