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May 03, 2006: Siderean mashes up entity extraction and faceted classification

Here's a smart idea: Siderean is improving how faceted navigation works with semi-structured content by using entity extraction to build facets around proper names (people, places, companies, etc.). I love seeing smart combinations of approaches that don't always solve problems on their own; kudos to Siderean.

Thanks to David Weinberger for the tip.

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Comment: Guy Valerio (May 4, 2006)

Hi Lou, it is good functionality but they aren't the first to do this....unless I am missing something subtle. I've seen a few FAST powered apps (not publicly available) that combine these techniques.

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