Text Mining / Analytics

Text mining and analytics is basically grown-up decision support. Big Data can be outrageously expensive with long implementation cycles. With 80% of an organizations data in text format, is text analytics and mining a missing piece to deliver information of value? What is happening in the industry?

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Content Management

How Much Bloated Content Are You Carrying Around? Get Rid of It

A client of ours was having problems with sluggishness and poor performance on one of its servers. Time to spend more money on hardware? One of our professional services staff suggested the client clean up its content.…

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Email Liability

Is Your Email a Liability? Yes, More Than Likely

Email is a strange topic. Supposedly, all adopted collaboration options will result in a decreased email glut. But it’s not happening. I don’t know if it’s because we are so used to communicating via email that we just can’t give it up.…

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Email Pollution Is Costing You Money and Productivity

Email Pollution Is Costing You Money and Productivity

Which do you find more irritating, ‘wasteful’ meetings or excessive emails? It seems wasteful meetings win, but not by a landslide. According to a study by Workfront, 57 percent of employees find wasteful meetings impact productivity, and 53 percent are annoyed by email interrupting their day.…

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Text mining, text analytics, auto-classification, categorization

Where’s the Insight?

Structured data analytics has been around for quite a while. Unstructured? Not so. Yet Gartner reports that 85 percent of information in a company is unstructured, and that a company’s information doubles every 18 months.…

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Big Data

Big Data – Has Its Time Come? Welcome, Big Content

I recently read an article in which Darin Stewart from Gartner substituted ‘content’ for ‘data’ – so we now have big content. I don’t know what’s going to happen to text analytics and its assorted names, but I don’t mind big content.…

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Text Mining and Analytics

So You Want to Do Text Analytics? Step 2: Creating the Content Set

I am not sure that the term ‘content set’ is ever used, except by me, right now. I am sure everyone will now be talking about it! In our previous blog on text analytics, I talked about content optimization, which means, to be blunt, cleaning up the garbage that you have been saving for years.…

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Text Analytics

So You Want to Do Text Analytics? Step 1: Content Optimization

Based on our latest SharePoint and Office 365 State of the Market Survey Results, it appears that SharePoint organizations are thinking about text analytics and data analytics, but haven’t taken the plunge or have moved them higher up the ‘must do’ list.…

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Text Analytics

Text Analytics? Be Careful of Your Search Engine

You have to get to unstructured content in its entirety, and then eliminate the unnecessary. The current mode of operation by the majority of vendors is to force unstructured content into a database field, where it is available for the typical analysis.…

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Big Data

Big Content – Just for Sentiment and Voice of the Customer? Wake Up Everyone

In trying to get up to speed on big content by doing as much reading as I can, I find there is now a plethora of packages that actually use and leverage unstructured content – background applause.…

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Text Analytics

Can Big Data and Text Analytics Be Friends? No, I Don’t Think So

Years ago, more years than I care to admit, data warehousing was all the rage. A precursor, if you will, to big data. Times have changed. Big data is, well, big data. So much so, a data warehousing solution could no longer choke down data and spit out an answer.…

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