Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics

Business Information Systems, 9th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2006), May 31-June 2 2006, Klagenfurt, Austria P-85, 315-328 (2006).



Witold Abramowicz, Heinrich C. Mayr (eds.)


Assessing the state of the art of commercial tools for unstructured information exploitation

Jan De Beer , Nishant Kumar , Marie-Francine Moens and Jan Vanthienen


This paper provides a snapshot of the state-of-the-art in information retrieval and information extraction from text through a selection of commercial, market-leading tools. Rooted in a research project conducted for the Belgian Police, we give an overview of the main (desired) features provided or lacked by these tools, along with their measured quality in operation. Various shortcomings and suggestions for improvement will be formulated.

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