SAS named to KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Products of 2017


Powerful technology from analytics leader SAS has once again placed the company on a prestigious list of innovative products. SAS® Text Miner was honored in KMWorld’s list of Trend-Setting Products of 2017.

"Our 2017 KMWorld Trend-Setting Products result from innovation and imagination, as well as from evolution,” says Sandra Haimila, Editor of KMWorld. “The products reflect the ingenuity of the developers and the diversity of invention. More than anything else, the 2017 Trend-Setting Products have captured our attention because of their ability to meet business needs by transforming information into insight.”

SAS Text Miner is part of a larger strategy around text analytics for SAS. Over the past several years, SAS has added the ability to analyze all major Asian and European languages natively and extended its capabilities by enabling an open architecture. Another product, SAS Text Analytics, allows users to call text-based machine learning procedures through APIs in Java, Python, R, Lua and RESTful services.

The newest product is SAS Visual Text Analytics, slated for release in November. SAS Visual Text Analytics is a modern, flexible and end-to-end text analytics framework that combines text mining, topic detection, contextual extraction, categorization, sentiment analysis, search and text summarization. It automates feature extraction and business-rule generation using modern machine learning approaches.

“SAS’ leadership in text analytics is based on listening to our customers and responding with updates to support the global and complex nature of their businesses,” said Simran Bagga, Principal Product Manager for Text Analytics at SAS. “The expanded visual capabilities are no exception. Organizations starting to invest in advanced analytics often overlook the value text analytics could add to the process. Adding a robust visual component to the SAS offering makes it easier for data scientists and executives to work together to explore available data and solve specific business problems.”

Vast amounts of unstructured text and content can be difficult to navigate without the right business processes. To learn more, download the webinar Leveraging Text Analytics in Your Organization

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