Text+ technologies today Text analytics, by generating semantics, bridges search and BI to turn Information Retrieval into Information Accessfor online, social & enterprise content. Information management Search BI Text Analytics Information access Integrated analytics Semantic search
Applications today Broadly grouped -- Intelligence and counter-terrorism. Life sciences. Content management, publishing & search. Customer & market intelligence. E-discovery. Enterprise feedback. Law enforcement. Risk, fraud, compliance, and investigation.
Resegmenting the market Information Acquisition NLP (natural language processing) (including aaS) Information management & semantics Databases, repositories, content management systems • Information integration • Semantic Web Search-based/oriented applications E-discovery and compliance • Semantic search • Media & publishing • Advertising Enterprise applications Customer experience/relationship management and marketing including social • Market research and competitive Intelligence • BI and research • Online commerce • Life sciences • Intelligence
Market size I estimate a global, 2010 text-analytics market of – $15 million ≈ Information acquisition (TA part) E.g., 80legs, Informatica, ISYS Search, Kapow Software, Oracle. $455 million ≈ NLP, semantics & text analytics Installed & as a service, including vendor professional services. $35 million ≈ Information management applications of TA Companies such as EMC, IBM, MarkLogic, Open Text, and Oracle. $30 million ≈ Enterprise applications of text analytics Typically OEM TA licensees, e.g., Radian6, SatMetrix, Vovici. $300 million ≈ Search-based applications (TA part) Companies such as Autonomy, Cataphora, Dow Jones/Factiva, Elsevier, Endeca, FirstRain, Google, IBM, Lixto, Thomson Reuters. = $835 million.
Last year’s estimate I estimated a $425 million global TA market in 2009.
Up about 25% from $350 million in 2008, up in turn 40% from $250 million in 2007.
Covers software licenses, vendor provided support and professional services. $(hundreds) million more value created by: Universities and research centers, especially in the life sciences. Government, particularly for intelligence & counter-terrorism. OEM licensees, for listening platforms, e-discovery, etc. Systems integrators and consultants.
Text technology initiatives Now and near future. Semantic search. Sentiment analysis. Listening platforms. Question answering. Text visualization. Web 3.0 & the Semantic Web.
Text technology initiatives, revisited But I used that list last year! Revising very slightly: Semantic search. Sentiment analysis. Lots of market confusion, including from some folks at TAS11. Listening platforms. Question answering. Text visualization. Web 3.0 & the Semantic Web. Ronen Feldman, Bar-Ilan University and Hebrew University: “Text analytics [is] driving the Semantic Web” (2006). Copious European government research funding, coupled with wishful thinking, is driving the Semantic Web.
Text technology initiatives++ Now and near future. Beyond-polarity sentiment analysis. Emotions, intent signals. etc. Entity/identity resolution & profile extraction. Online-social-enterprise data integration. Semantic data integration, Complex Data. Speech analytics. Discourse analysis. Because isolated messages are not conversations.
Rich-media content analytics.
Augmented reality; new human-computer interfaces.
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Text Analytics: The Industry At A Glance Where We Are, Where We’re Going, and Your Text Mining Investment Seth Grimes @sethgrimes #TAS11