I bet some of these approaches can be used to mine the web for competitor insights. I'll go and let you know. Or I'll see you there. In addition, John Cass is very knowledgeable about social media, especially blogging.
"Mining the Web for Customer Insights using Semantic Technologies"
Join us for an interactive panel discussion exploring how product managers are actually using semantic technologies on the job. Semantic technologies covers a wide range of technologies from natural language processing, to text analysis, to software standards and methodologies that help describe the web. In this panel and audience participation discussion we learn the basics ofsemantic technologies, from small "s" to large "s", and explore how semantic technologies are actually being used by product managers for their jobs.
John Cass, Author, "Strategies and Tools for Corporate Blogging"
Mike Spataro, SVP, Client Strategy & Channel Partners, Visible Technologies Sean Martin, President & CTO, Cambridge Semantics Inc.
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