Appendix A. The IBM Unstructured Information Modeler Users Manual

It did not seem right to describe a methodology without providing the tools you need to implement it. Therefore, this appendix describes a specific tool that implements the Mining the Talk method. A demo version of this software, which is called the IBM Unstructured Information Modeler, is available free from IBM Alphaworks ( This software was used to win the “contest” that was described in the opening chapter of this book.

A note on terminology: In most of this book, I refer to the components of a taxonomy as “categories.” In the IBM Unstructured Information Modeler software and in this user manual, categories are mostly referred to ...

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