Category: Product News

  • Machine-augmented idea triage

    Estimating the importance and dynamics of a topic Idea triage plays an important role in business strategy, particularly in resource allocation. For instance, imagine that there are 10 technology fields or business areas that all sound promising, but you only have the resources to actually get into 3 of these topics. Which 3 out of your 10 technology fields should you select, and… Continue reading "Machine-augmented idea triage"

  • Market segments, sizes, and growth rates from texts

    Imagine you want to find out information about a certain market; its size, relevant players, and its projected growth rate (measured as CAGR for instance).  If you have ever done this manually, you probably know that this involves a lot of manual work (searching, data cleansing, plotting, etc.).  All of this of course eats into the time you have available for evaluating the… Continue reading "Market segments, sizes, and growth rates from texts"

  • Timeline – explore temporal distribution of entities

    Sometimes, in order to explore a topic, we need to look at its development over time.  How did technologies or key players (e.g. people or companies) evolve over time?  Are there any recent developments or general trends? Our timeline view shows detailed temporal distributions of different entities.  You can easily see how a topic and associated things like companies, organizations, materials,… Continue reading "Timeline – explore temporal distribution of entities"

  • Repository matrix—explore entities across information types

    Finding the most relevant people, companies or other entities in a given technology field is a task that many of our users face all the time. Now, the ‘most relevant person’, for instance, may not necessarily be the person who has the most scientific publications or the most patents.  Rather, a person may be more relevant if they are active in science as well as in… Continue reading "Repository matrix—explore entities across information types"

  • Introducing: mergeflow Workspaces

    Many mergeflow users are analysts, scouts, or other intelligence professionals who collect, edit, and share content with others.  However, while mergeflow Search helps you find content, so far we have not provided anything that lets you share your findings with others.  One “fallback option” then is to share findings via email, for example.  Below, I describe why this usually does not work.

  • How to use heatmap matrices

    Heatmap matrices in mergeflow visualize how different objects identified by mergeflow (e.g. companies, experts, investors, technologies) relate to each other. Here we describe an example of a heatmap matrix. For our example, we wanted to know what companies are working on specific technologies related to smart grid systems. So we searched for “smart grid” and selected “company” as tag type.

  • Using mergeflow shortcuts

    mergeflow shortcuts simplify some search use cases.  Specifically, mergeflow shortcuts support four different search use cases for a given search query: startups — please show me startups and companies that are associated with them. experts — please show me names of people in R&D. research organizations — please show me names of research organizations and universities. patents — please show… Continue reading "Using mergeflow shortcuts"

  • How to use mergify!

    With mergify! you can add sources to mergeflow directly from your browser, without installing any software.  Possible sources include feeds as well as web pages or PDFs that you view in your browser.  Here is how mergify! works:

  • How to add more documents to your search

    For our example here, we run a search “anomaly detection” OR “intrusion detection” (i.e. documents containing either “anomaly detection” or “intrusion detection”).  Here is the result (click on the screenshot in order to see a larger version).  Notice that your results may vary, depending on the setup of your source repositories: