June 19, 2008

The Text Analytics Marketplace: Competitive landscape and trends

As I see it, there are eight distinct market areas that each depend heavily on linguistic technology. Five are off-shoots of what used to be called “information retrieval”:

1. Web search

2. Public-facing site search

3. Enterprise search and knowledge management

4. Custom publishing

5. Text mining and extraction

Three are more standalone:

6. Spam filtering

7. Voice recognition

8. Machine translation

This list comes from a talk I gave Monday at the Text Analytics Summit called The Text Analytics Marketplace: Competitive landscape and trends. In half an hour, I covered the first five areas (in Sue Feldman’s word, at a “gallop”). The slide deck has been uploaded to the link below. I plan to break out the material from the talk into a series of blog posts over the next few (or perhaps not-so-few) weeks.


Other posts based on those slides:


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