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06/2012
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lenerz from University of Cologne We, i.e. adult and sound human beings, are able to talk about everything we want to talk about. But what do we want to talk about? … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials, Guest Post
06/2012
Text Analytics is a part of the discipline that we call Document Understanding on this site. Originally focused on text mining, text analytics moves more and more to real time analysis of documents to create actionable insight. This year’s conference … Continue reading
Categories: Market
06/2012
Document understanding is about understanding text and determining its meaning and entities therein. For unstructured text the meaning of entities or even simple words very often is not clearly devisable and can be very ambiguous. Take a simple number in … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials, Technology
05/2012
In one of my favorite movies “Brazil” by Terry Gilliam a man gets suffocated by paper. “Brazil” is a quite bizarre adaptation of the novel “1984” by George Orwell with a lot of ideas how not only society but also … Continue reading
Categories: Essentials
05/2012
Enterprise Search Summit (ESS2012) is a conference of business professionals in the field of professional search applications that takes place in May in New York. It was obvious from this year’s agenda that search technology need to go far beyond … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Market
05/2012
I’m just back from the international Docville meeting in Brussels. Docville is a community of professionals in the ECM and capture industry, organized and facilitated by Michael Ziegler which already has more than 800 members on LinkedIn. We connect regularly to exchange opinions, information and share trends. Or … Continue reading
Categories: Market, News
04/2012
Automatic, context based classification for mailrooms has proven to generate significant ROI and acceleration of processes in the last few years. But we have also seen failures and disappointments. I have managed and monitored many of these projects in the … Continue reading
Categories: Classification, Technology
04/2012
I am just back from an interesting conference in San Francisco on social media analytics. It is a rather small conference; however the market it deals with is growing rapidly. You might ask what social media analytics has to do with document … Continue reading
Categories: Market, News
04/2012
For an active production system, but also when the classification scheme is set up, it is very important to measure the quality of the classification. The goal is to create as few as possible errors in classification (also called false … Continue reading
Categories: Classification, Cognition, Technology
03/2012
Humans have a remarkable capability to compensate for noisy signal and incomplete information. We are able to distinguish and recognize relevant information even when the signal to noise ratio is extremely low. Missing data is reconstructed from context knowledge or … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials
03/2012
AIIM is the community that provides education, research, and best practices on information management and collaboration. This year the AIIM community met in San Francisco. For the first time since 10 years it was held in a conference format with general sessions … Continue reading
Categories: Market
03/2012
When you have been involved in plans or projects for automated document processing you have for sure been exposed to the distinction between structured and unstructured information. And you might have gathered an understanding what this means. But what does … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials
03/2012
If you have followed my presentations in the past you know that document classification closely corresponds to concept creation of the human mind. The concepts represent classes of real life objects. We are able to recognize concepts and group objects … Continue reading
Categories: Classification, Cognition, Essentials
02/2012
For a long time document understanding has been a research topic in computer sciences. We have seen conferences discussing concepts and approaches to use computers and machine learning for understanding documents. Quite often this topic appears also in proceedings on … Continue reading
Categories: Classification, Cognition, Essentials, Extraction
02/2012
Now this is a good example about the dangers of self learning. Many document understanding systems are using supervised learning as a method to teach their statistical algorithms. Normally this is done by supervisors with carefully selected sample documents. But … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials
02/2012
One of my fundamental beliefs is that software needs to be self adaptive to user behavior – or „learning“ to be able to mimic complex business processes that each of us is able to execute on a daily basis. For … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials
02/2012
This is the first post of this new site which is dedicated to the theoretical foundations and practical application of document understanding. And it is also with this post that the new company Skilja GmbH comes to life. Skilja is … Continue reading
Categories: Company, News