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Technology Brief: Machine Learning on Natural Language Text and Log Data

Skytree - the machine learning company - LogoSkytree, “The Machine Learning Company,” has published a technology brief entitled, “Machine Learning on Natural Language Text and Log Data.”

The author of the brief is Nick Pendar, PhD, who serves as NLP Data Scientist for the company.

Pendar states, “Critical business information is often in the form of unstructured and semi-structured data that can be hard or impossible to interpret with legacy systems. In this brief, discover how you can use machine learning to analyze both unstructured text data and semi-structured log data, providing you with the insights needed to achieve your business goals.”

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IBM Watson Group CTO Discusses Cognitive Computing, Content Curation For Healthcare Market

robhighThe role that cognitive computing can play in healthcare was explored last week in this story published at The Semantic Web Blog’s sister site Dataversity.net. That article looked at how Modernizing Medicine is leveraging IBM Watson for its new schEMA tablet app that helps doctors use the wealth of published medical research from highly reputable sources, such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and New England Journal of Medicine, to answer their questions.

Today, we’re complementing that article to further explore such aspects of the health care and cognitive computing connection based on an email conversation with IBM Watson Group CTO Robert High. “IBM Watson is transforming the patient experience and healthcare delivery system by helping physicians make sense of the enormous amount of data generated by an increasingly connected healthcare environment,” High writes.

“Content curation is a critical part of the solution delivery process. Without reputable and reliable sources of medical literature, therapy choices offered by Watson may not have the supporting evidence needed to inform clinicians in the use of those treatments. We work with the top clinicians at our partners to collect their feedback on supporting evidence and cull inappropriate information from their sources.” IBM, along with its solutions partners, works with a variety of content providers based on the relevance of their materials to treatment options, he adds.

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Adventure Game Uses Natural Language Understanding

Graphic of the Natural Language Understanding technical flow.An article written by Eugene Joseph of Gamasutra reveals that, “Bot Colony is an episodic single player adventure game that we launched on Steam’s Early Access on June 17. It has the distinction of being the first game that integrates unrestricted English dialogue into the game experience. While the Bot Colony Natural Language Understanding (NLU) pipeline cannot yet handle everything a player throws at it, it is able to understand enough that cooperative players can complete the game’s episodes (versions of the first two are available now on Steam Early Access). Language understanding is not limited to the minimum required to play the game – we actually hope that players will explore the boundaries of AI understanding and probe just how much a Bot Colony robot understands.”
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Top US Bank Deploys Creative Virtual’s Natural Language Self-Help System

creativeStamford, CT (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 — Creative Virtual is very pleased to announce that its V-Person™ technology is powering the largest installation of a natural language self-help system in the financial services industry today.

The V-Person system provides personalized answers to logged-in customers based on the services and products that they use. The system provides answers to the bank’s customers live, while reporting Voice-of-the-Customer feedback to the bank in real-time. This functionality is made possible by V-Portal™, Creative Virtual’s proprietary knowledge management system that enables answers to be personalized for each user based on their profile. Read more

Microsoft Research and the Machine Learning Future

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Larry Greenemeier of Scientific American recently wrote, “Microsoft is also searching for a new chief executive for the first time in nearly 14 years, someone who can help restore at least some of the company’s former luster through skillful management and, perhaps more important, someone who has the ability to develop groundbreaking new technologies. Microsoft Research’s role in the latter is paramount. The organization’s 1,100 researchers across 13 labs around the world—a 14th opens next summer in Brazil—are working on a broad swath of projects that cut across several disciplines, ranging from basic research to software algorithms and computer science theory to more pragmatic examinations of how machine-learning and speech-recognition technologies can improve Windows Phone and Xbox.” Read more

Georgia Tech Embraces MOOC Model For MS In Computer Science

Now you can get a master’s degree in Computer Science from a prestigious university online. The New York Times has reported that the Georgia Institute of Technology is planning to offer the CS degree via the MOOC (massive open online course) model.

According to the Georgia Tech MS Computer Science program of study website, students can choose specializations in topics such as computational perception and robotics, which includes courses in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous multi-robot systems among student choices; interactive intelligence, which include courses in knowledge-based AI and natural language; or machine learning, which offers electives in the topic for theory, trading and finance, among other options.

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Voxy Raises $8.5M to Help the World Learn English

Ki Mae Heussner of GigaOM reports, “These are interesting times for language learning startups. In the past few months, several companies in the space have been acquired or raised funding. Now, New York-based Voxy says it has raised an $8.5 million Series B round to step up its own efforts to help people around the world learn English. The round was led by education giant Pearson and education investment fund Rethink Education. As part of the investment, Pearson said it plans to incorporate Voxy’s tools into its own portfolio of services to distribute the startup’s technology to more people around the world.” Read more

Negobot Uses NLP Techniques to Catch Sexual Predators

Simon Kent of Sun News Network reports, “Here’s a message for online perverts, pedophiles and assorted sexual deviants looking for children to exploit. Give up now. You’ve met your match – literally and figuratively… A Spanish scientist has created an Internet robotic agent called Negobot that poses as an emotionally vulnerable 14-year-old girl to engage you in the sort conversation you’re seeking. Not that you’ll know you’re being trapped by your new anonymous chat buddy. Soon enough this virtual Lolita will alert authorities to your presence and the possibility of a conviction and a long jail sentence awaits, depending on the jurisdiction covering your crime.” Read more

Making Big Data Accessible to Non-Data People

Mare Lucas of Wired.com reports, “Many postulate that the explosion in Big Data will usher in an insatiable demand for data scientists able to slice and dice data to guide more informed decision making within the organization. Others go a step further, bemoaning that a chronic data scientist shortage will hold back the full potential of Big Data. Concern is unsurprising. For years, the BI and data analytics conversation was framed around how to aggregate massive volumes of data and then unleash the data scientists to find the value. Today, despite the information deluge, enterprise decision makers are often unable to access the data in a useful way. The tools are designed for those who speak the language of algorithms and statistical analysis. It’s simply too hard for the everyday user to ‘ask’ the data any questions – from the routine to the insightful. The end result? The speed of big data moves at a slower pace … and the power is locked in the hands of the few.” Read more

Gatfol Language Semantics Announces First Integrated Prototype Installation

Centurion, South Africa (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 — Gatfol serves base technology to provide digital devices with the ability to process human natural language efficiently.

The goal of truly semantic search has not yet fully been realized. The main problem is the enormity of ambiguous word permutations of semantic equivalence in even the simplest of phrases, which up to now has processing-wise required huge structured lexicons and ontologies as guides. Read more

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