This presentation shows 3 applications of successfully combining semantics and statistics for text mining and interactive search.
1) We predict the Lehman bankruptcy using statistical topic modeling, SAP Business Objects entity extraction and associative memories (powered by Saffron Technologies).
2) We semi-automatically handle service requests at Cisco using knowledge extraction and knowledge reuse.
3) We discover user intent for interactive retrieval. User intent is defined as a latent state. The observations of this latent state are the reformulated query sequence, and the retrieved documents, together with the positive or negative feedback provided by the user. Demo shows recognizing user’s intent for health care search.