ResearchCue: Business Intelligence Mash Up Service
April 10, 2016
Short honk: I saw a Tweet about ResearchCue. According to the firm’s Web site, the service handles data aggregation for business intelligence. I checked out the report “Top Companies in Semantic Web.” A search box allows the site visitor to enter Boolean queries. The concept is that a person looking for information wants a report with snippets of relevant information automatically located and displayed in an easy-to-scan format. The presentation highlights important articles, some metrics such as the number of articles and tweets in a time period, and the list of companies in the Semantic Web sector. For vendors of keyword search solutions, this type of service is a reminder that lists of articles are not going to core the apple. Many search vendors talk about “search” and then deliver the 1970s style results. ResearchCue is making more widely available the type of information access tools I discussed in CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access. For traditional vendors of proprietary search systems, the future may have already passed many companies by.
Stephen E Arnold, April 10, 2016