Update: I’m also waiting to experiment with Enigma.io, the data startup that was the winner of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013.
I spent the day checking out RecordedFuture, a startup that provides tools for web intelligence, forecasting and predictive analytics. Founded in 2008, their investors include the CIA (In-Q-Tel Ventures) and Google Ventures.
How does it work ?
Unstructured data on the web ————> RecordedFuture performs linguistic analysis, entity and event extraction, identification of business or product relationships ————> Allows you to filter based on context (organization, technology, person, event, time), momentum(measure of related online activity), sentiment (positive,negative) ————> visualization in clusters, timelines, network graphs ————> derive your insights
The idea is to complement keyword-based Google searches with search and analysis based on the context of information.
Extraction of Temporal data -
Inside RecordedFuture -
All of these searches could be done using Google, but this tool could help you quickly see relationships, chronological context, sort based on media type(mainstream, blogs, niche) for your searches. There is also a tool to setup custom alerts, which I am yet to explore.
More links -
An Introduction to Recorded Future
Building Complex Queries - Example with Iran
Competitive Intelligence with Recorded Future