Northern Light Extends Automated Document “Meaning Extraction” Capability to Agribusiness and Chemicals Industry Research, News

MI Analyst™ 4.0 offers mix-and-match “facets” to tailor automated content analysis of search results to the specific interests of each SinglePoint™ user organization

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sept. 20, 2011 – Northern Light ( today announced it has extended its patented “meaning extraction” automated document analysis capability to content and concepts specific to the agribusiness and chemicals industries. In addition, with the release of MI Analyst™ 4.0 – Northern Light’s meaning extraction application designed specifically for market intelligence, business analysis, product research, and market research – Northern Light can mix-and-match “facets”, or concepts, from various industries and business domains, creating a powerful, completely customized research resource for each user organization.

MI Analyst operates within Northern Light’s SinglePoint™ strategic research portal, the only turnkey enterprise search application that provides centralized search, analysis, and access for diverse sources of internal, external, and licensed market intelligence, including a company’s research documents, news, published syndicated research and specialty databases. MI Analyst also contains many facets for the information technology, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.


“Meaning extraction represents the future of search, and dramatically accelerates ‘time-to-insight’ for business researchers, which is why we continue to develop and expand it as a capability within SinglePoint,” said C. David Seuss, Northern Light’s CEO.  “Our customers find MI Analyst to be an invaluable aid to researchers, who ultimately must determine whether the relationships, or ‘scenarios’, uncovered by the automated text analysis of search results are significant.”


Meaning extraction imbues a search application with an in-depth understanding of the searched material. MI Analyst identifies meaning-loaded concepts including: business issues, strategic scenarios, companies, venture-funded companies, technologies, markets, job titles, government agencies, identified phrases, and research sources. Among the new facets available in MI Analyst 4.0 are:

  • Agribusiness economics
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Agricultural finance
  • Food and human nutrition
  • Farms and farming systems
  • Plant and animal products
  • Seeds
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Industrial chemicals


About Northern Light

Northern Light has been providing strategic research portals, business research content, and search technology to global enterprises since 1996.  Northern Light’s current clients include Fortune 100 market leaders in information technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, energy, financial services and insurance, transportation, retailing, and electronics. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a development center in St. Petersburg, Russia, Northern Light Group LLC is a profitable, privately-held, self-funded company with more than 50 employees.



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