We've been eating our own dog food lately. By that we mean using our demonstration tool located here --> http://www.bigdatalens.com/demo/ where you can search over a broad (but limited set) of internet based news and have the search results further processed to discover connections. So we've been using this to monitor developments in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Below are just a couple of the ways you see how Natural Language Processing (NLP) of internet content helps find ties inside and between documents.
While looking at these think about your the connections you might discover for your area of interest. Think about the connections you might discover between internal AND external documents. Think about the connections you might discover between English based documents and documents in another language. And so on.
Big Data is about getting up, across and around massive amounts of information, to see and know the patterns that make our world work where these things may have been hidden before. We think our statement about the power of Big Data and Predictive Analytics says it best "Big Data Predictive Analytics Algorithms tell you what consumers will do, where markets will be or how technology will develop. The outcome boosts sales, improves operations, reduces risk and forms better plans." Use it to your advantage.