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The Rise of the Machine-Authored Content

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May 2, 2017

When you think of machine-authored content, do you envision a room full of Arnold Schwarzenegger “authornators” sitting in front of computer screens? According to Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, “By 2018, 20% of all business content will be authored by machines.” Reaching that 20% won’t be hard. Machine-authored content is not a… Read More ›

Northwoods puts Text Analytics to a Good Use

Yesterday, Northwoods announced availability of Traverse, a text analytics solution for child welfare social workers.  The solution is designed to allow case workers to focus more on a child’s needs rather than needlessly reviewing case documents.  Traverse sifts through a case’s thousands of documents to give case workers quick insights into the people and key… Read More ›

The Real Meaning of Text Analytics

Walk through any expo floor and chances are that you will see a half a dozen vendors touting “text analytics.” In document management, it’s the cool “new” topic. The problem is that text analytics is not new, and often, many of the vendors promoting its support use it themselves. Text analytics has been around for almost… Read More ›

Smart Capture is not Text Analytics

One of the things that got me going again about Text Analytics was the claim by many vendors at the AIIM Conference 2016 that they support Text Analytics.  Most didn’t and here’s why. Zonal OCR and Smart Capture are Not Text Analytics In automated indexing of captured (or imaged) documents, there are two options Zonal… Read More ›

Can Text Analytics coexist with Information Governance?

The Text Analytics/ Predictive Analytics World conferences this month were eye opening.  I felt that I was standing on the edge of an abyss and trying hard to both look down but not fall in.  While predictive analytics is huge, especially in social media, text analytics is still looking for its opportunity.  At the vendor… Read More ›

YES! Content Management leads to Robots

When I attended Text Analytics World last week, one of my biggest surprises was that Enterprise Content Management can lead to a robot!  Stay with me here.  Text analytic functionality helps some robotic systems work and think.  I was introduced to two rather interesting pieces of technology.  The first you already know but with a… Read More ›

ECM Take Away from Text Analytics World

Coming out of the April 2016 AIIM conference, I’ve had a renewed interested in text analytics.  There were a few sessions and a growing interest in text analytics.  It seemed that Information Professionals were being asked by their managers for examples to find value in their content repositories.  Unfortunately there were no use cases to… Read More ›

Searching for Use Case for Text Analytics in ECM

When someone at April’s AIIM16’s Industry Insights 2020 Expert Panel said, “We’ve been talking about text analytics for 20 years,”  I wanted to jump up and yell, “So when are you vendors going to stop talking and do something?”  At that point I decided it was time for me to take a deep look at… Read More ›

Is Enterprise Content Management Done?

CMS Wire reported last week, “The way Rohit Ghai puts it, EMC Documentum is done … fully evolved, so to speak.  ‘No one is asking for more features or functions, he said.’” I wanted to ask, if no one’s asking for more features or functions, are you asking the right questions?  I will absolutely agree… Read More ›

Venture Investments in Content Analytics

To me Content Analytics has always been an intriguing field. When I saw what data mining could do with reporting on metadata stored within their vast databases, I was impressed. Being a believer of the 80% unstructured to 20% structured data in an enterprise, I saw the real power to be if someone could look… Read More ›