Business intelligence software: Putting the brain on autopilot

I found this article on the topic of text mining software to be intriguing. SAS Institute Inc. will be releasing software that will be able to analyze word and grammer patterns in collections of data in order to analyze and intuit problems, write reports and suggest business decisions. The software will be used for purposes such as analyzing consumer feedback and medical ailments. I could imagine some good uses in analyzing search engine queries.

    The products try to mimic the brain's ability to tread unfamiliar turf -- learning, finding patterns, then sorting and analyzing what's important and why.

    So-called neural networks are good at making sense out of chaos, tolerating gaps in information and making many small decisions before coming to a conclusion.