Let The Documents Express Themselves
And give me a way to access them based on what I am interested in, not
what some search engine wants me to see! Cirilab takes a very different
approach. As with Cirilab Speed Read, we allow each document to express its
own thematic content through a Knowledge Signature™. With a Cirilab
Knowledge Map™ we simply combine all of the Knowledge Signatures™ of
individual documents into one thematic hierarchical representation of the
entire collection. A Cirilab Knowledge Map™ can be created from almost any
repository of unstructured text including:
- a folder of documents
- the contents of a web site
- all the posts in a Blog
- all the posts in a Discussion Group
- unstructured text records within a Customer Relations Management
- and many other unstructured text collections.
You’ve seen what a Knowledge Signature™ is for a single document. Think
of a Knowledge Map™ as the same but for a collection of documents. Now that
you know a little about what a Cirilab Knowledge Map™ is, download the
evaluation version and give it a try today!
Using Cirilab Knowledge Map™
1. Locate a folder and then Right Click on it
with your mouse
(Note: left click if your mouse is so configured).
2. You will see the Cirilab Knowledge Map™ in the context
menu that appears after you right click.
What Happens Next? The Cirilab Knowledge Map Knowledge Interface™
will pass each document in the folder one at a time to the Cirilab Knowledge
Generation Engine™ for thematic entity extraction. The processing time will
vary depending on the size of the document. Larger documents will take
longer and a greater number of documents will take longer. The Cirilab
Evaluation Download software is limited to 25 documents. When the process is
completed the Knowledge View™ and primarily the Knowledge Signature™ will be
produced for each individual document. Then the real value starts to kick in
as all of the Knowledge Signatures™ are combined into a thematic search and
navigation hierarchical directory of the entire collection called a
As you drill down through the themes that are of interest to you, the
Profiled Documents results set window lists fewer and fewer documents in
order to ensure that the documents actually contain the thematic vein that
you are navigating through. The result is that you are searching with out
actually searching yet still finding all of the documents that contain the
thematic veins that you desire to know more about. And finally, when you
have selected the themes that you are interested in the documents are
displayed for you to open and navigate their individual Knowledge Views™
just like in the Cirilab Speed Read™ section.
No need for complicated Boolean queries. No need to know what you are
looking for in advance. The documents simply express themselves and you
decide what is of interest to you and drive the navigation process in turn.
If a document does not express any themes that are important to you why
would you want to waste time reviewing it? That’s what Information Triage is
3. When you select Cirilab Knowledge Map™ the software will begin processing all of the
documents in your folder.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Knowledge Generation Engine™ is creating a Knowledge
Signature™ for each and every document within the folder that it is able to
parse (read). When completed all of the Knowledge Signatures™ will be rolled
up in to a Knowledge Map™.
4. The next screen that is presented is the Cirilab Knowledge Map™ of
the collection of
documents in the folder.
Document Navigato™: The Document Navigator™ is the thematic map of
the entire collection of documents. The Document Navigator™ is organized by
Theme Frequency or Alphabetically at your choosing. It allows you to search
without searching! Simply click on the
to the left of the theme you are interest in exploring further.
If you click on the theme in question you will notice the results within
Profiled Documents changes and only the documents that match the themes you
are focused on with be displayed. The numbers to the right of a theme are
also very important as they indicate how many documents contain the theme in
question, how many of them are Major themes within the document and how many
are Minor themes within the document.
In this example, 4 documents contain the theme
Information Triage while only 1 has it as a Major theme.
Profiled Documents: As described above, the Document Navigator™
allows you to located documents that contain the same thematic content
without knowing initially what you want to search for. The Cirilab approach
allows you to explorer a collection of documents without having to know in
advance which terms you need to search for in order to get results. We let
the documents tell you what is in them and then you can decide which path
you wish to navigate to find what you are looking for.
5. Ok, let’s do some thematic navigation. Click on the very top
theme within the Document
Navigator™. You should notice that the documents
within Profiled Documents window will
change and that the number of
documents will match the number that is to the right of the
theme that you
just clicked on.
6. Continue the process by opening the Major theme to expose its
minor themes by click on
In our example above, you will notice that the “Format 1/3” indicates that
there are 3 documents with the theme “Format” and that only one of them has
“Format” as a theme within the context of “Cirilab”, and that two other
documents have “Format” as a theme within them but not within the Major
context of Cirilab.
7. Click on the top most document within Profiled Documents window
to open the document’s
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have now come full circle. You started with the Cirilab
Speed Read™ to generate a Knowledge View™ of a single document and then you
used the Cirilab Knowledge Map™ to create a thematic based search and
navigation Knowledge Interface™ of a collection of documents to be able to
find documents with similar thematic content. And then finally you were able
to access a document’s Knowledge View™ in order to further apply Information
Triage™ techniques to focus on just the information you need while avoiding
the “noise created by information overload”.
8. Go ahead and try the Cirilab Knowledge Map™ on your “My
Documents” folder or a project folder that you are currently working on.
You’ll be amazed at the whole new “thematic window” that you are presented
with. Or, have a new research project you need to start? Collect a bunch of
related information on it and throw it in to a folder. Then process the
folder with Cirilab Knowledge Map™. You’ll quickly find a whole new way of
analyzing information awaits you. And Cirilab Inc. Knowledge Generation™
technology empowers you to do so right now!
Lead the Knowledge Generation™ today with Cirilab!