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Patty Wood

Patty Wood is a Senior Editor and Blogger specializing in information strategy and corporate intelligence.


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Natural Language Processing Makes Sense of Consulting Data

by Patty Wood on Aug 8, 2017 9:11:13 AM

Consultants offer NLP-enhanced insights to clients

With the vast amounts of data across enterprises and organizations, executives are often eager to access and understand its value. Natural language processing, or NLP, is a software solution that can gather, parse, extract and provide insights into such data. NLP solutions review unstructured data in order to scour large amounts of content, such as: text documents, images, emails, slide sets and an abundance of social media postings. The underlying software often uses machine learning or other artificial intelligence approaches. Consultants are often working in concert with such software solutions in order to provide clients added value overviews of their own data.

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Topics: Consulting Industry, Big Data, Natural Language Processing

Researchers Find Business Value in Tools for Sentiment Analysis

by Patty Wood on Jul 18, 2017 12:22:36 PM

Content searchers are gaining new insight by measuring responses to news and social media

Editor's Note: InfoDesk provides the services described in this article - including social media monitoring and sentiment analysis - through our curated content solutions or integrated into more extensive projectsThe free offerings mentioned here add even more business value when coordinated with curated content and editorial insight. 

Information professionals are constantly trying to find added value tools to bring insights to vast amounts of data. A whole new generation of such services is now becoming available, providing sentiment analysis, positive / negative “scores” and geo-located heat mapping of news and comments. Online tools for sentiment analysis have been proliferating, allowing researchers and analysts to gain deep insight into news stories and social media commentary. Assorted sentiment tools are profiled below, offering a broad array of analysis capabilities.

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Topics: Social Media Monitoring, Consulting Industry

How to Find Consultant Directories for Niche Industries

by Patty Wood on Jun 27, 2017 3:40:10 PM

Directories of Niche Consultants, By Industry

Finding consultants and consulting firms that specialize in niche industries can be challenging. Directories of such professionals can often be buried in subsections of professional association websites or only available behind paid firewalls. This list provides names and descriptions of free directories that list various specialty industry consultants. Additionally, some helpful steps for finding other niche consulting directories are provided.

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Topics: Consulting Industry

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