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Name Matching Isn’t a Silver Bullet

Human factors drove TD Bank’s OFAC violations OFAC recently fined TD Bank, N.A. for maintaining accounts for four years owned by someone on its watchlist of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (the “SDN List”). The bank failed to match “Esperanza Maradiaga Lopez” against the OFAC SDN List entry of “Esperanza Caridad Maradiaga Lopez,” despite […]

NLP Boosts Geopolitical Forecasting

How the KaDSci Team leveraged NLP to jump into second place in IARPA competition Basis Technology congratulates the authors of the peer-reviewed article “What do forecasting rationales reveal about thinking patterns of top geopolitical forecasters?”, which delves into the technical details of how the KaDSci team leapt from 27th place to 2nd place in three […]

Using Content Intelligence to Determine Who is on Your “Naughty and Nice” List

Companies across the world are constantly monitoring their watchlists — but working with a list of people you already know are “bad actors” is just one part of the process. How can organizations get ahead of the game and effectively identify who should be added to their “naughty lists” with confidence before they create chaos?  […]

Building a More Useful Hebrew Transliteration Scheme

When the Rosette® Name Translator team set out to build a Hebrew-to-Latin character translator, one of the first considerations was: Which Hebrew transliteration standard should we use? As the joke goes, “Standards are great because there are so many to choose from.” The existing Hebrew transliteration standards, ISO 259-2:1994 and UNGEGN (United Nations Group of […]

Deep Learning Brings Fuzzy English-to-Japanese Name Matching Into Focus

Matching thousands of Latin-based names to their Japanese equivalent is a very specific and troublesome problem. It is one of many “edge cases” (i.e., a specific name matching problem) our customers are trying to overcome. Traditionally, customers would add special rules, overrides, and other manual configurations to Rosette to solve problem cases as they appeared. […]

Welcome to OFAC Compliance, Apple

Name matching failure results in $467,000 fine and delivers a wake-up call for all companies Once upon a time, it seemed only banks and border security had to worry about the issues around watchlist screening… until Apple was slapped with a $467,000 fine on Monday, 1 for having entered into an App Store agreement with […]

Cognitive computing: The human benefit of natural language processing

An HLTCon guest blog Courtesy of Evelyn Kent of Bacon Tree Consulting. This article originally appeared on KMWorld.  Natural language processing is a core ability of cognitive computing systems and is often defined as helping computers process and understand human language. NLP research has been ongoing since the 1930s, and though we have made significant gains in […]