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Big Scale Text Analytics and Smart Content Navigation

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Enabling Real-Time Business Intelligence (BIRTE 2014, BIRTE 2013)


Identifying and exploring relevant content in growing document collections is a challenge for researchers, users, and system providers alike. Supporting this is crucial for companies offering knowledge in the form of documents as their core product. Our demo shows an intelligent way of doing guided research in big text collections, using the collection of the major scientific publisher Springer SBM as an example data set. We use the SAP HANA platform for flexible text analysis, ad-hoc calculations and data linkage, in order to enhance the experience of users navigating and exploring publications. We integrate unstructured data (textual documents) and structured data (document metadata and web server logs), and provide interactive filters in order to enable a responsive user experience while searching for relevant content. With HANA, we are able to implement this functionality over big data on a single machine by making use of HANA’s SQL data store and the built-in application server.

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The authors would like to thank the whole Strategic Projects Team SAP/Walldorf, especially Spyridon Antonopoulos, Jens Böning, Fredrick Chew, Enno Folkerts, Christian Heller, Nick Lanham, Andrew McCormick-Smith, Martin Sommer, Frederik Transier, and Patrick Zamzow. Furthermore, we thank Springer for their support.

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Schmidt, K., Bächle, S., Scholl, P., Nold, G. (2015). Big Scale Text Analytics and Smart Content Navigation. In: Castellanos, M., Dayal, U., Pedersen, T., Tatbul, N. (eds) Enabling Real-Time Business Intelligence. BIRTE BIRTE 2014 2013. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 206. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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