Mark Bennet Interviews Andrew Paulsen on

Andrew Paulsen, Basis Technology Regional Sales Director, was interviewed recently by Mark Bennet on In the interview, Andrew succinctly answers many of the common questions that our prospective customers are asking about how our software complements and improves open source search engines. Here’s an excerpt!


To sum up our value proposition in relation to open source linguistics; we provide higher quality, more in-depth features, a wider breadth of language coverage and better performance/reliability. And as you know software engineers are expensive these days, especially search engineers with an NLP background. Companies can actually save money and increase development productivity by licensing a commercial ready NLP platform as opposed to having these well paid engineers implementing and testing various linguistic modules from around the world with various levels of quality and performance.