- Data Uncertainty and Provenance
- Is More Data Better?
- Information Destruction
- Misreading the Numbers
One more data/analysis article would cover mashable application elements for analysis and visualization of BI and text-derived information:
- Gaggles of Gadgets (or maybe The World of Widgets)
The balance of my planned topics are in text analytics and related areas. One will look at the underappreciated role text analytics -- right now primarily in the form of entity annotation -- is playing and will play in
- Building the Semantic Web
- Challenges for Semantic Web Proponents
- Question Answering Systems (such as IBM's Watson)
- The Care and Feeding of Knowledge Bases (examples include Wolfram Alpha)
- Language Generation
My last topic is one I plan to spin out of a class I'm slated to present at next June's annual meeting of the Special Libraries Association, "From Pattern Matching to Knowledge Discovery Using Text Mining and Visualization Techniques":
- Visualizing Text
These are my big topics, and I'll continue to write on others that come up. I'll post on areas related to conferences -- I'm slated to keynote a Washington DC Social Media Strategies program in January, I'm organizing a Sentiment Analysis Symposium in New York in early April, and I'm reprising my role as chair of the Text Analytics Summit, scheduled for May 25-26, 2010 -- and on BI and analytics domains I track including analytical database systems, government BI, information visualization, and location intelligence. 2010 will be an interesting year!This time of year, we pundit types like to post our summations of the past year's developments, our Best Of lists recapping our own work, and our industry predictions for next year, for 2010. Not me, not this year. I will, however, post on the year ahead... for me, on BI and analytics topics that I plan to cover in the next few months...