Thursday, October 25, 2007

Entity Extraction Firefox Plugin

After hearing at a recent CTO Forum meeting from Siderean about their relational navigation technology and various discussions with other folks on search, it's seeming like entity extraction is coming up everywhere. Today I saw John Udell's post Entity extraction everywhere.

Through this post, I found Gnosis a Firefox plugin that will do entity extraction and highlight the resulting terms on the page. In and of itself, I don't believe that I'm going to get much use out of it. However, the fact is that entity extraction is a key component to making sense of large bodies of text in a form other than keyword search.

Finding Gnosis makes me believe that we may be closer to some of the solutions I envision than I had thought.

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