THE IMPORTANCE OF TEXT TO BUSINESS.

David McIlroy

1) WHY IS TEXT ANALYSIS IMPORTANT

  Text Analysis is about unlocking these codes.
 
 

2) WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT.

Common theme is

Interactive

Visual

Appropriate analysis

Problem is

10 years worth of news paper / newswire reports = 5 to 15,000 articles.

Current Approaches are

A) GATE plus Network Visualisation (Analysts Notebook)

Gate is a text analysis program produced by University of Sheffield. The link to the department involved is

http://www.dcs.shef.ac.uk/research/groups/nlp/

The visualisation program used is Analysts Notebook from the company

http://www.i2.co.uk/
 
 

B) Themescape (SMART type algorithm for clustering plus 3D visualisation.)
 
 

This is a commercial program, site is

http://www.thememedia.com/