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Seth Grimes

Welcome to my BeyeNETWORK Blog, which will focus on text analytics and other matters related to making sense of unstructured information sources in support of better enterprise decision making.

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Seth is a business intelligence and decision systems expert. He is founding chair of the Text Analytics Summit and principal consultant at Washington, D.C., based Alta Plana Corporation. Seth consults, writes, and speaks on information-systems strategy, data management and analysis systems, IT industry trends, and emerging analytical technologies. Seth chairs the Sentiment Analysis Symposium and the Text Analytics Summit.

Editor’s Note: More articles and resources are available in Seth's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium (http://sentimentsymposium.com/) takes place week after next, on October 30 in San Francisco. Will you join us?


Here are four special reasons to attend:

  1. A new closing segment, Social Intelligence at the Social Centers. Twitter and eBay represent social centers. They invented and epitomize social communications and commerce, and we have them on the program for presentations and a panel.
  2. A new, optional, pre-symposium class, An Introduction to Social Media Listening, taught by Mike Moran, noted analyst and consultant and former IBM distinguished engineer. The class will be Monday afternoon, October 29, same time as our optional Practical Sentiment Analysis tutorial, taught by Dr. Diana Maynard of the GATE team at the Univ of Sheffield (UK).
  3. An intensive (and free!) deep dive for hard-core technologists: a Monday morning session on natural language processing, text analytics, and semantic computing.
  4. BeyeNETWORK friends get $100 off the symposium registration fee via the code BEYE.

We have a great program lined up for October 30 (http://sentimentsymposium.com/agenda.html), with keynotes by social psychologist Kate Niederhoffer of Knowable Research (ex-Nielsen and Dachis) and Prof. VS Subrahmanian of the University of Maryland and talks by -- 

  • Financial markets wizards Rich Brown (Thomson Reuters) and Barry Parr (Dow Jones).
  • Consumer and market intelligence stars Carol Haney (Toluna), Bill Tuohig (J.D. Power), and Vaidyanatha Siva (Infosys).
  • Innovators Catherine Havasi (Luminso and the MIT Media Lab), Philip Resnik (Univ of Maryland), Rishab Ghosh (Topsy Labs), and Stuart Shulman (Texifter and the Univ of Massachusetts).
  • Business analytics leaders Graham Mackintosh (IBM) and Daniel Ziv (Verint). 
You'll also learn from user stories, from folks including Elizabeth Rector (Cisco) and Liz Keck (the American Cancer Society).

These are only some of our speakers. We have some really cool folks attending too, from Accenture, Adobe, Altimeter, Amazon, Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, Deloitte, Farmers Insurance, Hummer Windblad, <skip ahead> Wells Fargo, Yokogawa Electric, and a host of organizations you'll hear more from in the years to come. And we have leading edge exhibiting sponsors: social-data innovators Attensity, DataSift, Gnip, and Topsy; social-intelligence mainstays Lexalytics, Converseon, and NetBase; and start-ups Texifter and Viralheat. 

If you're in the agency, marketing, market research, customer service/support, financial markets, media, or healthcare world -- or in other domains that rely on understanding of emotions, opinions, and attitudes -- or if you're a technologist or an aspiring start-up -- this conference is for you. Please do join us. 

Visit http://sentimentsymposium.com/ to register today. I hope to see you there!


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