...what will carry us into 2007 is a collection of technologies we think of as text mining, where software algorithms look at documents and find the names of people, places and things and attempt to relate them to one another.
...companies like Attensity Corp. and nStein Technologies ... are focused on figuring out the nuances, relationships and the important concepts in a document. Their systems generate index terms that an enterprise search system can suck in.
...new companies ... are approaching the problem both mathematically and by doing vocabulary and knowledge-based analysis. Their software decomposes sentences into subjects, verbs and adjectives and analyzes the results with the predictive algorithms.