Category Archives: Text Analytics

In Depth: Making text – and big data – analytics a default business solution [Republished from Text Analytics News]  We recently caught up with two text analytics experts ahead of our Text Analytics Summit in San Francisco to get their thoughts on the growing commercial importance of text and big data analytics, and where the next […]

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What NASA and OdinText Have in Common

Tom H. C. Anderson
October 30th, 2012
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Word Clouds Don’t Fly at NASA Either This year I participated on the closing panel at the Text Analytics Summit in Boston. The most interesting presentation at the event was one given by NASA’s Ashok Srivastava on how they are using text analytics to make air travel safer in the US, and in fact around […]

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Importance of Sentiment Analysis in Marketing Research Domain It’s exciting to see more market researchers starting to leverage text analytics including sentiment analysis. My friend Seth Grimes has been a source of information and inspiration to many of us working in text analytics since the outset and ahead of his annual event, the Sentiment Analysis […]

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Text Analysis Explains Why Obama Wins Debates

Tom H. C. Anderson
October 23rd, 2012

Scientific Text Analysis of 2012 Debates Explains why Obama’s Style May have Out-performed Romney’s Following up on this weekend’s analysis of the first two presidential debates we added yesterday’s final debate to the analysis. General consensus among viewers and pundits alike seems to be that Romney performed better than expected in the first debate, and […]

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Text Analysis of 2012 Presidential Debates

Tom H. C. Anderson
October 21st, 2012
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Obama more certain and positive – Romney more negative and direct Lately there’s been a craze in analyzing 140 character Tweets to make all sorts of inferences in regard to everything from brand affinity to political opinion. While I’m generally of the position that the best return on investment of text analytics is on large […]

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OdinText Analytics Vikings

Tom H. C. Anderson
October 17th, 2012
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The hockey team thinks Odin’s Vikings (after our text analytics software) is cooler than Team Anderson Analytics. So considering new home Jersey’s which will feature OdinText icon rather than Anderson Analytic’s logos’ decision tree nodes. This may be foretelling of our future business focus as well… So for anyone who happens to stop by our […]

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Text Analytics World 2012

Tom H. C. Anderson
October 3rd, 2012

The Future of Text Analytics I look forward to participating in the closing panel on the future of text analytics at Text Analytics World in Boston tomorrow afternoon (agenda here). This year Text Analytics world dove tailed with Predictive Analytics World event so should be a nice quantitative group. Please come up and say hello […]

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How many survey questions are needed? Yesterday’s Q&A with BRB prompted an interesting discussions on one of the research related LinkedIn groups I belong to. As a result today I have a semi hypothetical question I’d like to put out to the marketing research community. Let’s assume that a customer satisfaction survey has these four […]

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Text Analytics Q&A with RBR

Tom H. C. Anderson
July 14th, 2012

Tom H. C. Anderson of Anderson Analytics (OdinText) RBR Q&A Bob Lederer, Editor of Research Business Report asked me a few questions about OdinText and the state of text analytics today on his new vlog (Research Business DAILY Report). Apologies in advance for the audio/video sync. Social media monitoring aside, I do believe text analytics […]

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Looking at Text Analytics by Area of Expertise (Thoughts from Sentiment Analytics Symposium 2012) Sentiment Analysis is a terribly difficult problem. The problem is in defining the problem – the input is the problem – but you can’t avoid it, IT IS the future, and I’m very optimistic about it! Professor Bing Liu started off the […]

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Today’s Most Popular and Least Understood Research Tool Explained…Sort Of Those of you interested in the Next Gen Market Research area of Text Analytics may find this series on ‘Text Analytics for (Very Smart) Dummies’ of interest. IIR’s Marc Dresner, ahead of their Tech Driven Market Research Event has posed the question “what really is […]

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Text Analytics News Interview Text Analytics News posted a Q&A with myself and Seth Grimes on their blog. We were asked how we have seen the field develop and what we think is to come. While our answers to specific questions differed slightly, we we’re both very optimistic about the future. You can read the […]

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Interesting Q&A about Social Media and Text Analytics Text Analytics News just published an interesting panel interview on the Social Media Summit website with myself, Dana Jacob who is Sr. Manager of Social Media Insights & Analytics of Yahoo!, Judy Pastor who is Principal Operations Research Manager of American Airlines, Usher Lieberman Director of Corporate […]

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