There has been some debate recently about the distinction between text analytics and semantic content enrichment. Many think there are no differences, just terminology preferences, while others believe there are distinct differences in the definitions and their uses. We found this interesting information on CMSWire in their article, “Smart Content Reviewed: Text Analytics & Semantic Content Enrichment.”

Text analytics, according to some experts, is a set of software and transformational steps that discover business value in “unstructured” text. Content enrichment is as simple as an HTML anchor tag or as complex as unstructured or semi-structured data that has been “enriched” with a context that is further linked to the structured knowledge of a domain. In the case of search results, this means that  it allows results that are not explicitly related to the original search.

Melody K. Smith

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