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Stefan Geißler (Expert System Deutschland, Germany)
Tim Schloen (Fraunhofer IAO Stuttgart, Germany)
Trying to keep up to date with developments, trends and opportunities even in narrow domains involves digesting and considering large amounts of textual information and often is beyond the reading capabilities of human experts. Large organisations may be able to cope with this challenge with dedicated analysis teams, but SMEs are overcharge with this information load.
Under the label „Technology Scouting“ we present an approach to employ modern semantic technologies and artificial intelligence to (semi) automate the collection, analysis and reporting of large document collections in a way that allows to derive important insights for technology-driven companies: Which technologies and markets are emerging or moving, how do my clients, partners and competitors operate?
After an introduction to the technological and methodological basis, we present experiences from past industry engagements where this aproach has be applied in production.