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This article looks at the value provided by niche news sources that fall outside of the collections picked up by aggregators such as Nexis and Factiva. We also consider how specialist sources such as Lloyd's List, TradeWinds and Fairplay (in the shipping sphere) are identified, who makes the judgement call about the value and relevance of the content, and why they are given priority budgetary approval. We also ask if this can lead to other problems in procurement or organisation-wide content provision and how it will impact on news aggregators.
The analysis of news to identify signals and triggers is not new, but it is increasingly important and is finding application beyond the world of finance as the techniques are used to help identify misleading news items. In this article, Martin Murtland explores the technology and techniques used in news signal identification as well as highlighting providers such as Lexalytics, Clarabridge, InferLink, Sysomos and Open Calais.
To make better sense of the marketplace, Jinfo conducted an analysis of 19 products that address at least some of the needs around content aggregation and curation, enabling current awareness, delivering alerting newsletters and other elements broadly related to the purpose of current awareness provision. Director of research, Robin Neidorf, reports on the findings.
A recent Jinfo Community session looked at how well content aggregation platforms meet user needs and we also invited a number of vendors to give their feedback on the discussion. Brad Scher, CEO of Acquire Media, explains what makes the perfect ingredients for an aggregated current awareness solution and how Acquire Media's focus is on providing content that's relevant and curated together with meeting customer needs and being a true technology partner.
Tools that help users identify and consume news content that is relevant to their interests can also limit research creativity. In this article, Kate Lomax investigates how news aggregators are using technology to help us deal with the deluge of information that is now available, including the raft of professional current awareness tools and new approaches being employed. She also looks at ways to ensure your information service uses emerging technologies in a way that is user-driven and innovation-focused.
Whilst premium news databases can be very costly, the breadth of content, ability to narrow your search, and reduction of risk, means that they are worth purchasing. In this article, Tina Reynolds discusses the value of resources such as Nexis and Factiva, and the problems they can prevent, as well as offering some tips on how to promote premium news sources within the organisation.
Over the past year, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and the future of work has become a political hot potato. Everyone knows that changes are coming, but very few people can anticipate the full impact and extent of those changes. The information profession is poised to undergo significant transformation, and the future of current awareness could look very different. In this article, Cerys Hearsey explores the potential changes and focuses on where the profession can add the most value, whilst building a new AI-powered service.
A recent Jinfo Community session looked at how well content aggregation platforms meet user needs and we also invited a number of vendors to give their feedback on the discussion. In this article, Katy Fixter, general manager of the Research Segment at LexisNexis talks about how customers contribute to product development, what Nexis offers in terms of new enhancements, and how customers can use data feeds from Nexis into their own systems.
As our use of technology has increased, so too have our expectations. We expect more autonomy with our tools, both in the personal and work sphere. This article looks at self-sufficiency, and explores customisation, source selection and immediacy and offers some tips on how to work better with vendors to incorporate self-service tools into the organisation.
In the final part of Jinfo’s review of the specialised market intelligence platform Manzama, we look at the help options available, the competitor landscape and product development plans, pricing and the value it offers through its clear understanding of the content needs and working practices of its legal and professional services customers.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2866
A recent Jinfo Community session looked at how well content aggregation platforms meet user needs and we also invited a number of vendors to give their feedback on the discussion. In this article, Brian Gelinas, head of product strategy, knowledge & insight at Dow Jones talks about the importance of high-quality and trusted information and its associated cost, as well as changing customer demands and opportunities created by new technology, including the introduction of the new Dow Jones Data, News and Analytics platform (DNA).
In the third section of Jinfo's new review of Manzama, the specialised market intelligence platform, we look at the profile and search set-up, the extensive filtering options, charts and trends as well as the administrative functions and post-processing options.
In the second part of Jinfo's review of the newly updated market intelligence product, Manzama, Chris Porter takes a thorough look at the platform's breadth of sources, from news websites to regulatory and legal case filings, source groupings and the addition of non-English language content.
Manzama is a specialised market intelligence platform aimed at lawyers and other professional services users. In part one of Jinfo’s updated review, we introduce the company and platform, its client base, key advantages, value and development plans as well as the changes that have been made to the product since it was last reviewed in 2015, including improvements to the user interface, expansion of languages and Boolean support.
How can organisations educate their staff so that they can distinguish between facts and social media speculation, identify a reliable source and whether there is a trade-off between the currency of news and its accuracy? Business information consultant, Colin Smith, discusses the importance of news literacy in the age of misinformation and what the various news aggregation platforms are doing to help identify inaccurate news.
The development of news aggregation in recent years has led to blurring in the use of the term and confusion with other technology applications, such as content and knowledge platforms, competitive intelligence and business intelligence. In this article, Andrew Lucas seeks to clarify the differences between these terms.
The final part of Jinfo's product review of Vable looks at competitors, including Manzama, BNAConvergence by Bloomberg, Newsdesk by LexisNexis and Attensa's Engage. Dale Moore also takes a comprehensive look at the help and training available, the pricing model and development plans.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2848
In the third part of Jinfo's review of Vable, a current awareness platform that can automate the curation of information from public and subscription news sources, Dale Moore looks at its search features and user interface, specifically the categories and taxonomy. He also takes a look at its newsletter capabilities.
In the second part of Jinfo's product review of Vable, formerly known as Linex Systems, a current awareness platform, we look at the types of content that can be aggregated, how it can be uploaded to the platform and explore in more depth its natural language processing algorithm, Alchemy, powered by IBM Watson.
Vable is a current awareness platform that can automate the monitoring, gathering, indexing and sharing of information from public and subscription news sources. In part one of Jinfo's review of the product, we introduce the company and platform, its client base, key advantages and value as well as the changes that have been made to the product since it was last reviewed, under its former name of Linex Systems.
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