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Search as a Transformational Enabler

For years search has had a bad rap. Sometimes valid, sometimes due to mismanagement of content, and sometimes because of end user difficulties. All in all, it’s a combination of external factors that has made enterprise search, well, fail.…

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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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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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