For Attensity's BI parsing tool, emoticons are no problem

Java-based product can be integrated into existing enterprise systems

For enterprises seeking to monitor the conversations going on about them in the world, the sheer volume of data is just the beginning of the challenge. Even more daunting is making sense of it all -- a task that can test the resources of the largest organization.

That's where Luminoso aims to help with the Compass tool it announced earlier this month, and it's also the area targeted by Attensity, which on Thursday announced a new parsing engine that can be integrated into existing enterprise systems.

Attensity's Semantic Annotation natural-language processing tool, which is combined with a software development kit for integration with other technologies, is designed to help companies monitor and extract insights from large volumes of unstructured data across disparate sources. That can include external information such as social and news media as well as internal information like customer surveys or calls, the company says.

Rather than relying on traditional keyword-based approaches to assessing sentiment and deriving meaning, Attensity's Java-based product takes a more flexible natural-language approach. By combining and analyzing the linguistic structure of words and the relationship between a sentence's subject, action and object, it's designed to decipher and surface the sentiment and themes underlying many kinds of common language -- even when there are variations in grammatical or linguistic expression, emoticons, synonyms and polysemies.

The result is that it can deliver in real time business intelligence that would take humans hundreds, if not thousands, of hours to achieve, Attensity says.

Semantic Annotation supports English, German, French, Spanish, simplified Chinese (Mandarin) and Turkish. Industry-specific domain-based libraries are also available.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags applicationsAttensitysoftwarebusiness intelligence

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Katherine Noyes

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?