Louisville, KY (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
Tom Reamy, Chief Knowledge Architect and founder of KAPS Group, a group of knowledge architecture, taxonomy, and eLearning consultants, recently granted an exclusive interview to Stephen E. Arnold of ArnoldIT.com, online search expert and consultant, about Reamy’s contributions to and support of Text Analytics World, a conference in San Francisco on April 17-18, 2013. The conference addresses several important real world topics: big data, social media, enterprise applications, intelligence applications and knowledge organization.
Reamy brings years of content structure and text analytics experience to the conference, which covers the entire spectrum of text analytics from big data/ social media to enterprise text analytics which includes everything from fixing enterprise search to developing advanced, smart applications that gain real value from all that unstructured text. Reamy will deliver the keynote session “Full Spectrum Text Analytics: Integration of Text Mining & Text Analytics.”
“We also cover all the practical use case examples that let new developers learn how to do TA and more experienced developers share the latest techniques. We cover the real business value that TA can bring to the enterprise, and, lastly, given my interest in theory, we share new ideas and new techniques that enrich the theoretical foundation that is needed to deliver the best (and most practical) applications,” Reamy outlined.
Arnold, who runs the premier search and content processing blog, Beyond Search, at http://arnoldit.com/wordpress/, said, “Text Analytics World focuses on information which can be put to immediate use. Unlike academic and theory conferences, the real world approach is refreshing and much needed by professionals who want to make more informed decisions.”
Reamy has worked in artificial intelligence, computer game and educational software development and corporate intranet consulting, which convinced him of the importance of improving access to data.
“The basic problem is that search engines don’t understand meaning. Humans think in concepts and search engines deal with meaningless strings. Search companies and users alike have been very creative about trying to overcome the basic stupidity of search engines,” Reamy said.
And text analytics is the answer to “smart” searching. “Quite simply, it’s potentially the salvation of search.” Reamy said. “TA is the piece that can add meaning to search by more closely matching how people think, and can do it more cheaply and consistently than human taggers.”
With new search vendors out there every day, Text Analytic World conference information can arm your company with the knowledge needed to make informed and cost-effective choices.
“One of the challenges of today’s data environment is confusion about what works. The program at Text Analytics World focuses on pragmatic responses to the Big Data opportunity which many organizations recognize,” added Arnold.
For more on the conference, visit http://www.textanalyticsworld.com/sanfrancisco/2013.
About Tom Reamy
Tom Reamy is currently the Chief Knowledge Architect and founder of KAPS Group, a group of knowledge architecture, taxonomy, and text analytics consultants. Tom has 20 years of experience in information architecture, enterprise search, intranet management and consulting, education software, and text analytics consulting. Tom’s academic background includes a Master’s in the History of Ideas, research in artificial intelligence and cognitive science, and a strong background in philosophy, particularly epistemology. He has published articles in various journals and is a frequent speaker at knowledge management conferences. When not writing or developing KM projects, he can usually be found at the bottom of the ocean in Carmel taking photos of strange creatures. Visit KAPS Group at http://www.kapsgroup.com/.
About Stephen E. Arnold, ArnoldIT
Stephen E. Arnold is a technology and financial analyst with more than thirty years of experience. In addition to “Google: The Digital Gutenberg,” he is the author of more than 50 journal articles and a number of other books, including “Internet 2000” and the first three editions of the 600-page encyclopedia of search called “The Enterprise Search Report.” His newest study of enterprise search, “The New Landscape of Enterprise Search: A Critical Review of the Market and Search Systems,” was published by Pandia in Oslo, Norway, in May 2011. Visit Beyond Search at http://www.arnoldit.com/wordpress for more information.