The IBM jStart team recently completed a project with North Carolina State University's Office of Technology Transfer and NCSU's Center for Innovation Managment Students. The jStart team created a solution using BigSheets, Cognos Content Analytics, and LanguageWare that was able to mine large amounts of unstructured web data. The goal was to produce analytics results that identified potential companies that could be interested in licensing technologies created at NC State. Data sources accessible via the web were crawled such as blogs, forums, corporate and governmental web sites. The analysis results and data visualization output were able to help the NCState team identify companies which might be interested in licensing the NC State's innovations as well as identify appropriate contact people inside those companies.
Read about the project here.
IBM jStart Emerging Technologies Development Manager