Since Nstein was acquired by OpenText a little over a year ago, work has been underway to build the former’s semantic technology for text mining and analytics and search into the latter’s enterprise content management platform. So far, that’s resulted in adding Semantic Navigation, the on-premise or cloud web site search and content discovery solution, to OpenText’s Web content management (WCM) products, such as OpenText Web Experience Management and Web Site Management.
This covers aspects such as content tagging and semantic faceting at the content and document levels. This year and the following should see further integration of Nstein technologies into the OpenText solutions set, as well as some new offerings emerging to support other use cases.
As an example, the company is working on a listening platform application, drawing on work Nstein had done for the Canadian government’s public health agency that used its Text Mining Engine to identify potential threats to human health by scouring multiple sources — including news aggregators like Factiva – that were parsed for about 1,000 or so concepts such as “mysterious ailments” and “outbreak.” It’s building up a framework for ingesting different data sources to support this, says Charles-Olivier Simard, product manager for semantic technologies at OpenText.