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Concept Searching Metadata Survey Results Indicate Search is Not an Information Governance Consideration

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McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB) March 03, 2014– Concept Searching, the global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, has completed its annual SharePoint Metadata Survey and based on responses although search is important, it is not viewed as a key component in Information Governance.

 

The Concept Searching second annual survey was completed by close to 400 organizations using SharePoint and the objective was to determine how organizations are using metadata and/or the SharePoint Term Store to manage unstructured content. The survey questions sought to solicit feedback on how, or if, organizations were using metadata to drive applications such as search, records management, protection of privacy and confidential information, migration, and to a lesser extent applications such as text analytics, collaboration, and social content. The white paper containing the detailed results will be published in late March. Read more

Sprylogics and Keek Enter Into Strategic Agreement to Collaborate on Cross-Platform Technology

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TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2014 (Menafn – Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) — Sprylogics International Corp. (“Sprylogics”) , a technology provider of local mobile search and messaging solutions for consumers and businesses has signed an agreement with Keek, a mobile video app, to collaborate and explore sharing technology and expertise around a broad segment of cross-platform opportunities, including the deployment of Sprylogics’ semantic processing engine into Keek’s mobile platform. As part of this agreement, Sprylogics will provide semantic content analysis to Keek, including exploring utilizing the indexing and search services in Sprylogics, core infrastructure, and Natural Language Processing capabilities, as well as various machine learning classifiers, semantic and local search technologies available through Sprylogics APIs and distributed content infrastructure. Read more

Creating a Lie Detector for Tweets

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Jessica McKenzie of Tech President reports, “An international group of researchers led by the University of Sheffield is building a social media “lie detector” named Pheme, after the mythological rumormonger, that can determine in real time whether a information spread on social media is true or false. The idea is that identifying misinformation would allow journalists, government agencies, emergency response, health providers and private companies to respond to emergencies and other events more effectively.” Read more

Rovi Set to Acquire Veveo

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Stephanie Mlot of PC Mag reports, “Rovi announced today that it will acquire Veveo in order to boost its search and analytics tools. The $62 million cash purchase comes with Veveo’s Knowledge Graph-driven semantic tech and natural-language controls, the latter which likely means integrated voice search. Massachusetts-based Veveo—not to be confused with YouTube’s Vevo music service—launched 10 years ago with the hope of bridging connected devices with intelligent discovery solutions. Over the last decade, the company has acquired 50 patents and works with the likes of AT&T, Cablevision, and Verizon. Now, it will bring its semantic solutions to Rovi, which licenses data for TV guides, and intends to use Veveo’s technology to tailor entertainment suggestions to each individual user.” Read more

Linkify Announces General Availability for Cutting-Edge SDK

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Tokyo (PRWEB) February 20, 2014– Linkify, an innovative startup aiming to change the way people search for information, announced the general availability of its SDK for mobile application developers to download and use. Available immediately, the new SDK supports both the Android and iOS platforms. Linkify offers developers a different approach to mobile search that delivers users relevant results faster. Instead of submitting a traditional word-based query via a search engine, Linkify’s technology is able to recognize, extract and convert “things of interest” to a user and connect them with relevant information from the web. With its new SDK, Linkify is the first to reach an important milestone that the young startup has coined “Semantic AR” (augmented reality). Read more

Phase2 Hires Thomas Tague, Former Reuters CTO, as Chief Operating Officer

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ALEXANDRIA, VA–(Marketwired – Feb 18, 2014) – Phase2, a leading digital content strategy, design, and technology firm, today announced key additions to its executive leadership team with the hiring of Thomas Tague to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). The addition of the COO function is part of an executive realignment designed to focus on the needs of Phase2′s clients and team members as the company continues to expand its operations. Tague joins the company from Thomson Reuters, where he served as Chief Technical Officer for Media Product and Support, and was responsible for bringing together product management, engineering, and customer support for a half billion-dollar product portfolio for the news agency. Read more

The Open Data Institute Gains Five More Partners

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Max Smolaks of Tech Week Europe reports, “The Open Data Institute (ODI), the UK non-profit organisation co-founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt to make better use of the huge amounts of information collected by the public sector, has signed up another five organisations to serve as its international ‘Nodes’. The Tech City-based ODI was established in December 2012 as the culmination of plans to transform access to government data and has since expanded to a number of different countries. The new nodes are located in Osaka, Seoul, Sheffield, Philadelphia and Hawaii, marking the first time the ODI has expanded to Asia.” Read more

Expert System Raises $27 Million in IPO

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CHICAGO, February 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Semantic technology company Expert System today announced that it has raised over $27 million in the company’s IPO on Italian stock exchange AIM Italia. The company’s listing, which began trading this morning, is the largest in AIM Italia history. Expert System, which has two U.S. locations, plans to increase its U.S. investment, with the addition of sales and technical staff, and the opening of a new office in San Francisco next month. Read more

Yahoo! and Carnegie Mellon Partner of $10M Machine Learning Initiative

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Deborah Todd of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “An initiative to use Yahoo’s data and Carnegie Mellon University’s brain trust to build the smartphone apps of the future has launched with a multimillion-dollar jump start. Project InMind — a five-year, $10 million partnership between CMU and multinational Internet corporation Yahoo Inc. — gives university researchers access to a “mobile toolkit” of Yahoo’s real-time data services and its infrastructure in order to advance machine learning and personalization of smartphone apps. Once new experimental mobile products are created, students and faculty on campus will be able to opt in as alpha testers. The goal is to create customized services able to anticipate users’ needs and interests on an ongoing basis, whether a user is at home playing video games or navigating the streets of a foreign country.” Read more

Hoyos Labs Issues $78,000 Research Grant to Villanova University

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NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – In order to further technological advancements in secure identity authentication, Hoyos Labs, a digital infrastructure company, has provided a $78,000 research grant to Villanova University in the area of computer security focusing on identity assertion, role gathering, adjudication and access control.

 

Hoyos Labs’ identity assertion products use a multi-biometric recognition system that includes the face, periocular region and iris to confirm one’s identity. The technology leverages smartphones via its app, HoyosID, as biometrics acquisition devices (on the front-end), interacts with middleware and accesses the back-end before identity authentication. This system tackles the unmet needs in identity security, such as incorporating “liveness,” which detects a real person from an image or video in a quick and easy-to-use manner. Read more

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