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IKANOW Infinit.e Document analysis and visualization platform, free version


IKANOW Infinit.e is a scalable framework for collecting, storing, processing, retrieving, analyzing, and visualizing unstructured documents and structured records, with community edition (free), enterprise edition, and developer API.



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Community Edition

Infinite.e has Community edition, Enterprise Edition, and Developer API.

It is a “framework” (or “platform”) because it is configurable and extensible by configuration (DSLs) or by various plug-ins types – the default configuration is expected to be useful for a range of typical analysis applications but to get the most out of Infinit.e it will usually be customized.

“Scalable” means that new nodes (or even more granular: new components) can be added to meet increasing workload (either more users or more data), and that provision of new resources are near real-time. The use of fundamentally cloud-based components means that there are no bottlenecks at least to the ~100 node scale.

“Unstructured documents” means anything from a mostly-textual database record to a multi-page report – but Infinit.e’s “sweet spot” is in the range of database records that would correspond to a paragraph or more of text (“semi-structured records”), through web pages, to reports of 10 pages or less.

Smaller “structured records” are better handled by structured analysis tools (a very saturated space), though Infinit.e has the ability to do limited aggregation, processing and integration of such datasets. Larger reports can still be handled by Infinit.e, but will be most effective if broken up first.

“Processing” means the ability to apply complex logic to the data. Infinit.e provides some standard “enrichment”, such as extraction of entities (people/places/organizations.etc) and simple statistics; and also the ability to “plug in” domain specific processing modules using the Hadoop API.

“Retrieving” means the ability to search documents and return them in ranking order, but also to be able to retrieve “knowledge” aggregated over all documents matching the analyst’s query.

Infinit.e also has the ability to form complex “questions about the data” using a DSL (Domain Specific Language) and the ability to apply domain-specific logic (visual/mathematical/heuristic/etc) to “knowledge” returned from a query.

For more information, visit www.ikanow.com/community-edition/ .


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