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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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Text Analytics

The 80 Percent Statistic – Fact or Fiction? Just Say, “I Made It Up”

For years, the 80 percent statistic has been used, by me and everyone else in my work orbit. For those of you who have been lucky enough never to have come across it, the concept is, “80 percent of an organization’s data is unstructured.”

In fact, it seems the idea has seen a recent resurgence and is popping up all over the place, used most probably by a whole new generation who believe this is a new statistic.…

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Text Analytics – Simplifying the Process – Whoa Wait a Minute!

Many organizations still struggle with the most basic aspects of managing unstructured content, which include free-form language, emails, documents, and social networking applications. The perceived lack of need, or seemingly overwhelming challenges, for managing unstructured content has caused not only the inability to manage content but has also led to poor information governance practices.…

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Social Media Analytics – A spider web out of control?

I read an article ‘Social Intelligence: The New Frontier for Business Intelligence’ which I found interesting. In it, the author, Mark Perrett, Worldwide Social Intelligence Solution Development Leader for HP Enterprise, proposed that social intelligence will become a new frontier under the ever growing umbrella of data analytics.…

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Fitting a Square Peg into a Round Hole

Big Data is all the rage (when is enough enough?). Conceptual or semantic modeling is often viewed as taking information, regardless of where it exists, and forcing that information into a relational database for analysis.…

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