Jordan Novet of Venture Beat reports, “Analyzing text on the Internet to measure how positive it is — product reviews on Amazon.com, for example — has become easier and less expensive with tools from AlchemyAPI, Semantria, and other companies. But finding the text actually worth mining can be a chore in itself. To do this, Semantria has announced a formal partnership with a company called Diffbot that does the grunt work of finding important passages. Diffbot uses what it calls ‘computer vision’ technology to scour websites for meaningful information, shedding things like complex surrounding Web code. It then churns out clean text for analysis. Once Diffbot supplies Semantria with the structured text, Semantria assesses its meaning and tone. Semantria’s goal is to “bring text and sentiment analysis into the hands of a nontechnical person in under 3 minutes and for less than $1,000,” according to founder and chief executive Oleg Rogynskyy.” Read more
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – Nov 19, 2013) – TheySay Ltd., a text and sentiment analytics company, has introduced an advanced natural language parser. According to TheySay co-founder Professor Stephen Pulman, ‘parsing’ is the process of discovering the grammatical structure of sentences, e.g., the subject, object, main verb, and modifiers.
“It’s paramount to be able to distinguish the structural and semantic difference between sentences like ‘bacteria kill many people’ and ‘this product kills bacteria’ so that the first can be interpreted computationally as largely negative and the second as more positive even though both involve the negative concepts of ‘killing’ and ‘bacteria,’” said Pulman. Read more
You know the way Progressive provides car insurance quotes for its own packages as well as other insurers rates? Well, there’s something like that available now for businesses looking to secure the right sentiment analysis tool for themselves.
SemantAPI promises a trio of tools as part of an open-source toolkit to compare natural language processing and sentiment analysis solutions. The new web site actually hails from sentiment analytics vendor Semantria, which delivers a cloud-based sentiment and text analytics service (see our story here).
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Many users are contemplating which smartphone upgrade is the right one for them. PolyVista, a BI text analytics tool that specializes in finding insights and sentiment in text-based data like online reviews, social media, blogs and surveys, wants to help out. It just published the results it gleaned from its PolyVista Zoom review analysis technology, which looked at online review text and analyzed each topic for positive and negative sentiment.
While both garnered more positive than negative commentary on social media, it concludes that the Galaxy S4 got a slight — 8 percent — edge over the iPhone 5.
That’s something both Apple and Samsung would like to know, too. And providing insights like that “from either structured or unstructured data to a business-person with a minimal amount of work by them” is what the company is aiming for, says Shahbaz Anwar, PolyVista CEO. Its value proposition, he says, is bringing text analytics via the cloud to companies that can’t afford to make the investments in expertise, talent software and infrastructure to do it in-house, particularly in verticals such as high-tech and services.
New York Symposium To Explore “Human Analytics” Solutions That Exploit Big Data Emotion, Connection, And Intent
NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Big Data Analytics authority Seth Grimes has announced the seventh Sentiment Analysis Symposium, the premier conference for social intelligence and cognitive computing, slated for March 5-6, 2014 in New York.
The symposium will feature speakers and panelists from industry-leading and innovative organizations. Sessions will cover business applications that include Customer Experience Management, Consumer and Market Research, Social Media Analytics, Media and Publishing, and Financial Services as well as developments and trends in academic and industry research. Read more
The enterprise version of Bottlenose has formally launched. Now dubbed Nerve Center, the service to provide real-time trend intelligence for brands and businesses, which The Semantic Web Blog previewed here, includes a dashboard featuring live visualization of all trending topics, hashtags and people, top positive and negative influences and sentiment trends, trending images, videos, links and popular messages, the ability to view trending messages by types (complaints vs. endorsements, for example) and real-time KPIs. As with its original service, Nerve Center leverages the company’s Sonar technology to automatically detect new topics and trends that matter to the enterprise.
“Broadly speaking, every large enterprise has to be doing social listening and social analytics,” CEO Nova Spivack told The Semantic Web Blog in an earlier interview, “including in realtime, which is one thing we specialize in. I don’t think any other product out there shows change as it happens as we do.” It’s important, he said, to understand that Bottlenose focuses on the discovery of trends, not just finding what users explicitly search for or track. Part of the release, he added, “will be some pretty powerful alerting to tell you when there is something to look at.”
Actuate and Bitext Announce Collaboration to Deliver Text Analytics Engines and Sentiment Analysis for Big Data Through BIRT
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 02, 2013– Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company(TM) — delivering more insights to more people than all BI companies combined, today announced their cooperation with Bitext, in parallel with Bitext’s U.S. event in San Francisco this evening at WeWork. Bitext provides text analytics engines — inherently multilingual semantic technologies including text analytics and natural language interfaces — sporting one of the highest degrees of accuracy available today. Bitext recently announced a partnership with Salesforce.com as well. Read more
David Meyer of GigaOM reports, “Intel has bought a Spanish ‘intelligent dialog’ firm called Indisys, in what appears to be the chipmaker’s latest foray into artificial intelligence and next-generation interface systems. The Spanish website Hemerotek said the deal was at a valuation of $30-35 million. Seville-based Indisys has a variety of products ranging from e-learning to semantic search, though its core product is virtual assistant software that is used by customers such as the retailer El Corte Inglés. The virtual assistant can virtually assist people over the phone or in a slightly creepy avatar format for websites. Intel had previously invested €3.2 million ($4.24 million) in Indisys in November 2012.” Read more
Breakthrough Multilingual Sentiment Analytics Presented by LinguaSys CEO Brian Garr at Capture 2013 Conference
BOCA RATON, FL. (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 – LinguaSys CEO Brian Garr will be a featured guest speaker at the ninth annual Capture 2013 Conference, September 12, Glen Cove, NY, presenting LinguaSys’ world-class human language technology breakthroughs in multilingual semantic analytics for voice recognition, translation, search, natural language understanding, documents, photographs, sentiment analysis, video and how to extract meaningful, actionable, profitable intelligence from all forms of multilingual data.
Demonstrating LinguaSys’ superior multilingual semantic analytics solutions including its latest product, Sentiment@Work, Garr will explain why the usual methods of multilingual search are ambiguous and the wrong tools for data search, and how international companies that accept multilingual challenges, integrating them into their campaigns, will win. Read more
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