Archive for April, 2011

Salience .NET via IronPython

Friday, April 29th, 2011

To round out my overview of ways to get quickly up and running with scripting Salience on Windows, I’ll conclude with another way to take advantage of the .NET wrapper: IronPython


Using Salience via PowerShell (part 2): Tabular data

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

A common request from customers looking to evaluate Salience Engine is to process sample set of data.  Often this will take the form of an Excel or CSV file where there is a column that contains the text to be processed.   I’m going to show one way of tackling this problem, using PowerShell.


Ten things to know about Salience (part 2)

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

This is a follow-on to our list of ten things to know about Salience Engine. Together, these two articles are intended to guide developers in some of the main aspects of working with Salience Engine when they first start out.

In the first part, most of the topics focused on deployment strategies and approaches. In this second part, we’ll look at areas of tuning results from Salience Engine. So let’s roll up our shirt-sleeves and get back into it…


Ten things to know about Salience (part 1)

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

I had a meeting with a client recently, and one of the suggestions they raised was a list of the top 10 things that an engineer should know when they start working with Salience Engine. Some of these may seem basic, however it’s not safe to assume that things which seem obvious actually are. With all due respect to David Letterman and his Late Night Top Ten lists, here we go…


Using Salience via PowerShell (part 1)

Friday, April 15th, 2011

By way of introduction, my name is Matt King and I’m a Solution Architect in the the Lexalytics Services group. I’m also the guy who brought you the interactive Salience python script the other day.   Most of my current work is on Linux (Python/Java/bash/etc) and both my home and work laptops run OS X as the primary OS.    I do have VMWare Fusion with a Windows OS, but until a day or two ago that was a copy of XP Professional that I dutifully purchased back in 2008.

After upgrading to Windows 7, I was looking around for something to do. As I’ve been hearing good things about PowerShell I figured it was worth checking out.   But what to do with it?   I’d heard that one of the cooler things, besides the object passing pipelines, is that it allows easy access to just about everything via .NET.   And Salience comes with .NET wrapper… (more…)

Getting started with Salience Engine in python

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

One of the key strengths with Salience Engine is that it is provided as a library, which customers can integrate into their own systems. In order to make the integration easier, we provide wrappers for some of the most popular development environments; namely .NET, Java, PHP, and python. The first hurdle for a developer to cross in accessing Salience Engine is getting the wrapper of choice set up within their development environment so they can start coding against it. This blog article shows how to build and deploy the python wrapper for Salience Engine on both Windows and Linux. Also provided is an interactive script written by one of our professional services engineers that can also be used to get your feet with Salience Engine in a python environment.