Mining for Strategic Competitive Intelligence

Foundations and Applications

  • Cai-Nicolas Ziegler

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 406)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-14
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    Pages 1-4
  3. Foundations and Use Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
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      Pages 7-49
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      Pages 51-62
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      Pages 95-97
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 99-105
  4. Selected Publications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler, Michal Skubacz
      Pages 109-119
    3. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler, Michal Skubacz, Maximilian Viermetz
      Pages 121-134
    4. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler, Michal Skubacz
      Pages 135-149
    5. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler, Christian Vögele, Maximilian Viermetz
      Pages 151-166
    6. Cai-Nicolas Ziegler, Kai Simon, Georg Lausen
      Pages 167-187

About this book


The textbook at hand aims to provide an introduction to the use of automated methods for gathering strategic competitive intelligence. Hereby, the text does not describe a singleton research discipline in its own right, such as machine learning or Web mining. It rather contemplates an application scenario, namely the gathering of knowledge that appears of paramount importance to organizations, e.g., companies and corporations.

To this end, the book first summarizes the range of research disciplines that contribute to addressing the issue, extracting from each those grains that are of utmost relevance to the depicted application scope. Moreover, the book presents systems that put these techniques to practical use (e.g., reputation monitoring platforms) and takes an inductive approach to define the gestalt of mining for competitive strategic intelligence by selecting major use cases that are laid out and explained in detail. These pieces form the first part of the book.

Each of those use cases is backed by a number of research papers, some of which are contained in its largely original version in the second part of the monograph.


Computational Intelligence Startegic Cooperative Intelligence Web Mining

Authors and affiliations

  • Cai-Nicolas Ziegler
    • 1
  1. 1.MünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27713-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27714-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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