Text Analytics as a Service is a NICTA Project.

We want to deliver an open ability in Text Analysis to end users via open source, web-based services. Text Analytics is a significant bottleneck for data analysis: analytics of unstructured text is needed as text data remains largely unused outside research projects. This bottleneck takes three forms, each of which impacts the others:

Text Analytics is an artisanal (or cottage) industry that does not yet lend itself to engineered processes. Text analytics lacks the standardisation required to deploy technology solutions composed of “off the shelf” components.

We want to build a framework that delivers the benefits of open-source text analytics, whilst overcoming the barriers of open data analysis.