Ideas & Players
Move into uncharted territories
Searching and tracking known ideas and players is one thing. But Mergeflow helps you discover ideas and players that are relevant but that you didn't even know might exist.
"No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else."
Discover and track...
See who the scientists, entrepreneurs and inventors are behind the technologies that matter to you. Identify potential collaboration partners for your next project, and experts who can bring valuable new ideas to your organization.
Discover companies, R&D organizations, and investors within and adjacent to your fields of interest. Identify those organizations that drive the next generation of technologies and business models.
Mergeflow automatically assigns patent classes to all documents that are not patents. Patent classes are a wide-coverage and internationally standardized concepts system. Having them available for all documents, not just patents, enables you to go beyond simple keyword searches.
In addition to people, organizations, concepts,and materials, Mergeflow also detects names of events, investors, locations, patent classes, and various medical entities, such as organisms and diseases.
Mergeflow uses various natural language processing, machine learning, semantic modeling, and other methods for discovering companies, people, materials, topics, and other categories in text data.
There isn't the one analytics technology. For example, an algorithm for discovering people names works quite differently from one that spots company names, or an algorithm that assigns topics or patent classes to whole texts.
See how players relate to each other
In order to judge the relevance of a player, it is helpful to see how this organization or person relates to others. Mergeflow uses various types of interactive visualizations to help you uncover these patterns.
Discover central players
Co-author or inventor networks from science publications or patents help identify central people in a technology field or at a company. Mergeflow plots such networks, and draws lines between any two objects that appear in common contexts.
Explore relations between topics and players
"For my search on ‘smart city’, I want to see which emerging technologies are connected to which companies."
Mergeflow uses Sankey charts to visualize such relations between any two types of object categories.