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Inxight Software
Typepart of SAP AG
Industrycomputer software
HeadquartersSunnyvale, California
Key people
Ian Bonner, President and CEO
ProductsLinguistX, StarTree, Summarizer, ThingFinder, TableLens, TimeWall
RevenueUS$14.6 million (2003)
Number of employees
100 (2005) - (moved to SAP web site)

Inxight Software, Inc. was a software company specializing in visualization, information retrieval and natural language processing. It was bought by Business Objects in 2007;[1] Business Objects was in turn acquired by SAP AG in 2008.[citation needed] Founded in 1997, Inxight was headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. It was originally spun out of Xerox PARC.[citation needed]


Inxight offered text analysis products in the form of C++ libraries:

  • LinguistX for the identification of stems, parts of speech, and noun phrases.
  • Summarizer for the identification of key phrases and key sentences.
  • ThingFinder for the identification of entities and grammatical patterns, such as "facts", events, relations, and sentiment. This was built on a proprietary pattern-matching language.
  • Categorizer for matching a document to nodes in a taxonomy hierarchy.

And also visualization products:

  • StarTree, a hierarchical and graph visualization/navigation tool.
  • TableLens, a trend visualization tool for large data sets.
  • TimeWall, an event/timeline visualization tool.

This functionality is now available via SAP Hybris YaaS Market and is embedded in various SAP platforms (such as SAP HANA and SAP Data Services).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Business Objects completes Inxight acquisition". Computer Weekly.

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