Application areas

Posts focusing on the use of text analytics technologies in specific application domains. Related subjects include:

December 27, 2006

Telling Attensity and ClearForest apart

So far as I can tell, Attensity’s strategy when the company was originally founded was rather like ClearForest’s strategy today – and vice-versa. That said, here’s where they seem to stand at this time:

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August 26, 2006

Mark Logic and the custom publishing business

I talked again with Mark Logic, makers of MarkLogic Server, and they continue to have an interesting story. Basically, their technology is better search/retrieval through XML. The retrieval part is where their major differentiation lies. Accordingly, their initial market focus (they’re up to 46 customers now, including lots of big names) is on custom publishing. And by the way, they’re a good partner for fact-extraction companies, at least in the case of ClearForest.

Here, as best I understand, is the story of the custom publishing business. Read more

July 27, 2006

Application processes in text mining – finding warning signs

Sergei Ananyan’s claim that analytic business processes involving text are still very primitive is absolutely correct. Indeed, analytic business processes have a lot of maturing to do overall. Still, there’s one area where the industry has devoted a lot of thought over the past few years, and some notion of process has emerged. This is in the finding of warning signs.
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