NLA Shows Limited Use Today but a Possible Mainstream Future in BI

Natural language analytics (NLA) presents a streamlined or automated self-service business intelligence (BI) experience for users to interact with a computer. Dresner Advisory Services defines NLA as:

“… an emerging category that uses algorithmic and semantic technology to simplify BI problems—interpreting and converting human language into data manipulation language like SQL (NLQ) and creating associated user visualizations and analyses.”

Unlike some emerging categories we cover, NLA is already here and ready for the future. To the surprise of many, “Star Trek-like” computer interactions were realized much more easily than other future predictions like the flying car (or self-driving car for that matter).

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