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The WebGenre Blog: The power of genre applied to digital information. By Marina Santini » Entries tagged with "contextualized information"

Seminar – Towards Contextualized Information: How Automatic Genre Identification Can Help

Seminar Series Laboratory for Cognition, Interaction and Language Technology (CILTLab) Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, Tuesday 28 August 2012 Abstract: Genre is one of the textual dimensions that can be used to reconstruct the communicative context needed to assess the value of information with respect to a purpose (business, learning, finding, monitoring, predicting, etc.). When we know the genre of a text, we can surmise the CONTEXT where a text has been created and for which purpose. Therefore we can more confidently decide whether a text contains the information we are looking for. For example, factual texts might have more credibility than opinionated texts. In this respect, genres such as press conferences, declarations or announcements by a White House spokesman might be more reliable than subjective genres, e.g. newspapers’ editorials or op-ed articles. On the … Read entire article »

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Applying Findability to Mine Query Logs for BI: Preliminaries

 Marina Santini. Copyright © 2012  Thanks for sharing pointers and for giving hints to the question: “Can anyone suggest references about mining query logs for BI and CEM?” (http://www.forum.santini.se/2012/05/mining-query-logs-for-bi-and-cem/). Pls feel free to add comments to the blog post, if more suggestions come to your mind.  The question of this week is: “How can I profitably use query logs for making better business decisions and predict future trends?”  Citing from (Rud, Olivia (2009). Business Intelligence Success Factors: Tools for Aligning Your Business in the Global Economy. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-39240-9.), Wikipedia states: “Business intelligence (BI) is defined as the ability for an organization to take all its capabilities and convert them into knowledge, ultimately, getting the right information to the right people, at the right time, via the right channel. This produces large amounts … Read entire article »

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Summary: Where is the future? From big data to contextualized information

Comments to the post: The Path Forward: From Big Unstructured Data to Contextualized Information (www.forum.santini.se/2012/03/the-path-forward-from-big-unstructured-data-to-contextualized-information/) Discussion on LinkedIn: American Society for Information Science & Technology (http://lnkd.in/EdqJDb) Tom Reamy • Hi Marina, good blog – and as someone dealing with the idea of context in text analytics for many years, I’m in total agreement as to its importance. There are quite a few other types of context that are important as well. Another conversation. As far as text analytics tools dealing with this – most of them can but the ones with a full set of operators will probably do best. Two contextual areas come to mind immediately – how to get TA software to recognize context like genre when it is not specified and how to take context into account in categorization or extraction rules. The … Read entire article »

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The Path Forward: From Big Unstructured Data to Contextualized Information

How can we convert massive quantities of unstructured data to structured information? What kind of “structure” do we need for a reliable interpretation of this undomesticated data? I suggest thinking of a text-analytic framework based on “context”. Search keywords, events, entities, sentiments, attitudes, polarities, opinions etc. have a different weight and require a different assessment depending on the kind of texts, the situational context, the  field of discussion, and the authority of the source, as well as on the purpose of use. For example, for an official use, factual texts might have more credibility than opinionated texts. In this respect, press conferences, declarations or announcements by a White House spokesman might be more reliable than newspapers’ speculations or op-ed articles. On the contrary, if we want to test the pulse and … Read entire article »

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