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24 July Webinar: Smarter Government with Text Analytics

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The webinar below will be of high interest to enterprise technologists everywhere, especially in government:

Speaker: David Murgatroyd, V.P. of Engineering, Basis Technology

Thursday, July 24, 2014
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (EST)

The Federal Government has a tremendous responsibility to protect the safety and security of Americans both at home and abroad. Fulfilling this responsibility includes identifying threats and opportunities hiding in large volumes of data. However, analyzing that data, extracting insights, and sharing information is quite challenging in this environment of multilingual Big Text. Since 2002, Basis Technology has been a trusted Federal Government partner, delivering text analytics solutions for defense, intelligence, and civilian departments.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss several applications of our Text Analytics software that are actively making the Federal Government more efficient, more responsive, and more accurate.  We’ll be presenting solutions to the following problems:

  • Searching Huge Volumes of Multilingual Text
    If your mission is to find the needle in a world full of haystacks, you need search technology that is global scale but also sensitive to the local context of every piece of information. Special sensitivity is required in the diverse contexts of foreign languages, from Chinese to Russian to Arabic and beyond.
  • Taming Name Variants
    When an individual on a government watch-list applies for a job, receives some correspondence, or crosses a border he may be missed if his name is spelled differently than it is on the watchlist. Modern name matching technology plugs this hole by handling the ever broadening name variations in our increasingly multicultural and multilingual world.
  • Revealing Who’s In Your Documents
    How many people, places, or organizations are in your documents that you’ve never heard of? How much new information about the ones you have heard of are you missing? Cutting-edge solutions can connect disparate mentions of real-world entities across data collections so that you know who’s there and understand what they’re doing.
  • Enriching Data with Every Interaction
    While the amount of data continues to increase, the amount of human attention does not. So it’s important to get the most out of every time a human interacts with your data. When an analyst spell-checks the names in a report, they can be automatically enriched with links to the entities they mention. When a translator references how to spell ‘Dakar’, his translation can remember whether it’s the one in Bangladesh or Senegal.

 

About the Speaker

David joined Basis Technology in 2005.  He leads the engineering team responsible for text analytics including existing products and new technology initiatives. He has been building natural language processing systems since 1998, including positions at Unveil Technologies, Zoesis, Wildfire Communications, and iConverse. David has a B.S. in computer science and a B.A. in computational and applied mathematics from Rice University and a Master’s degree in computer speech and language processing from Cambridge University, U.K.

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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.

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