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Seth Grimes is an analytics strategy consultant with Alta Plana and organizes the Sentiment Analysis Symposium. Follow him on Twitter at @sethgrimes
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posted in February 2009

Infonic Reloaded, or the Liberation of Lexalytics

2/24/2009
I have been following the recent implosion and regeneration of text-analytics, document-management, and Sharepoint services provider Infonic. The imbroglio affects subsidiary Lexalytics, which doesn't deserve the taint of guilt by association. I've concluded that the story bears exploring and that Lexalytics, given what I know of its products and management, should come out fine...

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Slicing Up The BI Market

2/18/2009
Analyst Lyndsay Wise recently published a useful BI demand-side analysis. Her thesis is that "small and mid-sized organizations seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to their software needs" based on IT infrastructure she sees as needed to support BI and related technology. Yet I wonder if segmenting BI-user enterprises by gross revenue is the best way to look at the BI demand-side market. Let's consider other, more refined approaches.

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Semantic Web Snake Oil

2/4/2009
The Gospel of Matthew says, "by their fruits ye shall know them." Judging by their work, some of the biggest Semantic Web proponents are snake-oil salesmen. What else are we to conclude when figures who fervently boost the Semantic Web can't be bothered – or are unable – to publish their own Web materials with semantic mark-up? That's why, when it comes to semantics, my bet is on analytics...

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