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Enabling Exploration Through Text Analytics

June 5th, 2009 · 7 Comments · General

As promised, here are my slides from the recently held Text Analytics Summit. Feel free to download them from SlideShare–some of the animation may not come through in this version (though I try to use such animation sparingly).

I enjoyed the conference, and was pleasantly surprised by the overall intellectual level of participants, who included a number of end-users of text analytics, as well as senior technologists from the leading text analytics vendors. Yes, there were sales and marketing people there too, and the occasional vendor fluff piece, but someone’s got to pay the bills. I believe that all of the presentations will be posted online in the next few weeks.

And, speaking of vendors, I hope to see some of you next week at Endeca Discover. I’ll be delivering an 80s-themed presentation entitles “money for nothing and your tags for free”.

Also, while I have your attention, I urge everyone to spread the word about SIGIR. If you are in industry and have little patience for academic conference, I still encourage you to consider the one-day SIGIR Industry Track. For $300 (compare that to any other industry conference!), you get a chance to hear and meet a star-studded line-up, including:

I hope to see many of you there, and I also appreciate if you can spread the word, since SIGIR doesn’t traditionally market to industry professionals.

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gino Zahnd // Jun 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Interesting to see this pop up here – entity detection, term extraction, and of course categorization are all things heavy on our minds @Kosmix. When you dive into the world of information exploration (or OMG, is it called browsing?) rather than information retrieval/transactional interactions, it simply makes sense to enable exploration from anywhere one might happen to be…

  • 2 Daniel Tunkelang // Jun 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Well, that’s what happens when they let someone like me present at a text analytics conference! Indeed, you guys are among the few people trying to apply this exploratory approach to web search.

  • 3 Christine Sierra // Jun 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I was glad to catch the preso in person at the Summit. Lots of incredibly valuable information for companies to consider – great job.

  • 4 Daniel Tunkelang // Jun 5, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks! I enjoyed catching up with Jeff there–you Lexalytics guys are great to work with!

  • 5 Whit Andrews // Jun 5, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    As usual, crisp and valuable, Daniel. See you in July, if not sooner.

  • 6 Daniel Tunkelang // Jun 6, 2009 at 9:29 am


    Your presentation Enabling Exploration Through Text Analytics is currently being showcased on the ‘Education’ page by our editorial team.

    It’s likely to remain there for the next 16-20 hours…

    – the SlideShare team

  • 7 CJ // Jun 8, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Great slides! I’ll embed these on my blog as well and I wish I had been there.

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