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IBM opens up analysis software

Big Blue submits technology for analyzing unstructured data to open-source development community.

IBM said on Monday it had begun offering to the open-source community its Unstructured Information Management Architecture (UIMA) technology. The UIMA technology is designed to improve the processing of text within documents and other unstructured content sources to help find relationships and meaning beyond keywords. IBM has published the UIMA source code to SourceForge.net, the largest open-source development Web site.

The technology is used to allow interoperability between software that helps corporations search for and analyze unstructured data across their corporate networks, including e-mails, Word documents and anything that is not formatted in columns and rows.