All this fits nicely into how we approach designing for analytics at Qlik. The Innovation and Design group has been busy for a while now exploring the benefits of NLG and creating people-centric ways to analyze and work with data. Qlik was the first BI company to debut NLG as part of an integrated and interactive dashboard, through our partnership with Narrative Science.Our partnerships with Narrative Science and YSEOP Savvy over the past year have led to intuitive and powerful natural language extensions that can be used to add narratives to data visualizations in Qlik Sense apps. Best of all they are tied to Qlik’s associative model so that they rewrite their narratives instantly the moment you make a selection, asking a new question.
Our journey with natural language started with the early work on the search capabilities in Qlik Sense. The latest release of Qlik Sense demonstrates how we are moving ever closer to naturally interacting with our data, creating a genuine dialogue between us and the data. And that immediacy and fluidity makes all the difference when it comes to getting the best insights for decision making. After all, a conversation beats a monologue every time.
Links to demos and assetsGreat example on Qlik Branch of using the QIX engine for search - http://branch.qlik.com/#!/project/56af9cc5126a633074bea476
And finally, a great overview of what it takes for machines to generate natural language here’s a webinar by Kris Hammond from Narrative Science on the Artificial Intelligence ecosystem https://vimeo.com/167156248