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Happy New Year from Basis Technology

Looking back on 2016 and forward to 2017 Reflecting on a jam-packed year 2016 has been a busy year at Basis Technology with exciting changes in a number of areas. In response to our customers’ desire for more sophisticated text-based entity analysis, we launched a series of new entity-centric features  designed to enhance a variety […]

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Open Source Intelligence to Forecast the Future, Monitor Events, Unlock the Dark Web

Government forum HLTCon showcases new possibilities through text analytics From making sense of a recent tragic event, to monitoring major world events as they are occurring–and even predicting social unrest in the future–technologies today can derive startling insights from open data sources. A number of speakers will discuss how text analytics can be combined with […]

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Saving Lives With Natural Language Processing at HLTCon

Detection and Prediction of Heart Attacks and Suicide From the Analysis of Unstructured Text You’ve probably heard plenty about companies using text analytics to track of their brand on social media, or pull insights from product reviews, but the same software can predict far more serious occurrences than a dissatisfied customer. We’ve invited Karthik Dinakar, […]

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Cracking the Code to the Next Breakthrough in Machine Translation

CIA’s Chief of Human Language Technology Speaks at HLTCon, March 31, 2016 No one believes that machine translation is a completely solved problem, but Dr. Patricia O’Neill-Brown, the Chief of Human Language Technology at the CIA, has part of the answer. Dr. O’Neill-Brown has been carrying out research and development aimed at improving machine translation […]

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Customer Hackathons: In the Trenches with Rosette Engineers

Basis Technology and Kyper Data Technologies engineers collaborate on code. Image by Alyssa Watson of Kyper. It’s 9am, the coffee is freshly brewed, and fingers are hovering over keyboards, poised to start. As with most hackathons, there’s a palpable buzz in the room, muted discussions of engineers eager to put their skills and expertise to […]

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Collaborative Autopsy: How It Works

At OSDFCon this year, we launched a new version of Autopsy with a number of collaboration features. The fundamental interface and end use of Autopsy hasn’t changed with the new v4.0, but there are a few differences between configuring a single-user vs. a collaborative environment. This post describes them in greater detail. Why a Collaborative […]

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Shining a Light on Customer Feedback: Luminoso Case Study

Customer feedback insights built on text analytics from Basis Technology Without Luminoso, a certain manufacturer of men’s personal care products might have never known which product attribute was “a significant factor in the product experience.” Today customer feedback comes in overwhelming torrents, through surveys, call center notes, and multiple social media channels. Finding the key […]

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Road To Japan: How to Yelp Like a Native

If a politician is to gain favor, it’s good to remember that “all politics is local.” That’s also true in the business of crowdsourcing reviews of local businesses. Yelp clearly knows what it’s doing with numerous review sites in cities worldwide that have logged millions of reviews—more than 83 million reviews by the end of […]

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Prioritize hosts during incident response with Cyber Triage 1.3

Automated data collection and analysis undoubtedly make the first response to a cyber security incident faster and easier. They enable responders to scan for evidence on many nodes in quick succession. However, all this data can make prioritization difficult. You may, as a first responder, get a sense of where to start, but lack signal […]

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An Elasticsearch Plugin for Simple Fuzzy Name Matching

Normalization is crucial to high quality search results — who wants irrelevant variations between queries and documents leading to missed hits (e.g., “celebrity” v. “celebrities”)? Normalizing dictionary words works, but what if your application focuses on names? Whether you’re tackling log analysis, e-commerce, watch list screening or other applications, names are often the key. Can […]

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