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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 April 2007

FAST pushes SNaaS - Software NOT as a Service

4/17/2007
Enterprise-search vendor FAST is poised to strike a blow for SNaaS - Software NOT as a Service... The FAST AdMomentum platform is designed to shift control of delivery of contextual advertising from third-party service providers... Web search has always been delivered as a service. Who but propeller-hatted weenies (like me) would even think to pre-label this service with "Software as a"?

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The Grand Challenge for Text Mining

4/13/2007
Ronen Feldman last year posed a grand challenge for text mining to create "systems that will be able to pass standard reading comprehension tests such as SAT, GRE, GMAT etc." The aim is to "get researchers, press, funding agencies, venture capitalists and the public interested [and to] produce dramatic advances in science and technology." It's a worthy vision and goal, but it's incomplete.

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Just How 'Free' Are Open Source Licensing Models?

4/10/2007
I've been studying licensing issues and developing case studies in the course of preparing a class on Open Source for the Enterprise. Licensing is, after all, the heart and soul of Open Source. The right approach will encourage project use and foster development while allowing participants to derive value from their contributions, and we can learn from what worked (or didn't) for others.

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Reframing Text Analytics with BI

4/2/2007
I spent a pleasant and illuminating 90 minutes recently with Justin Langseth, president and co-founder of Clarabridge. Clarabridge sells text-mining software designed to integrate with business-intelligence tools. But boosting Clarabridge is not my job, and, at least for those 90 minutes, it wasn't Justin's either. The bulk of our conversation was about the changing text mining market.

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