Sunday, December 26, 2004

Slashdot | Post-Googleism At IBM With Piquant

Slashdot Post-Googleism At IBM With Piquant - a discussion of this NY Times article by James Fallows. IBM Systems Journal fall 2004 issue discusses more in detail Unstructured information which represents the vast majority of the data collected and accessible to enterprises. This data may be in various formats and may lack the organization of traditional sources such as database records. Exploiting this information requires systems for managing and extracting knowledge from large collections of unstructured data and applications for discovering patterns and relationships. This issue presents eight papers on the tools, methods, and architectures which are evolving for managing unstructured information in areas such as life science and market research. The issue also contains a paper on managing an enterprise architecture and one on autonomic computing systems.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

LXA:: Products

LXA:: Products: "The Lexalytics Knowledge Appliance® is a new class of software that solves a problem no search engine has been able to: actually make the data better than it was to begin with. The application provides the ability to search, find and extract relevant data and content from desktops, the Internet, corporate intranets and extranets. All of the important concepts from the data (people, companies, places, sentiment or tone classifications and documents summaries) are added to the original documents as enriched XML. This enriched content can be fed to any search engine or database product allowing new ways to utilize the content."