Socialgist Powers Multilingual Search with Basis Technology

Rosette® Improves English, Russian and Asian Languages for Sphinx-based

Cambridge—October 10, 2013—Socialgist, the leading global provider of social media data including Chinese Microblogging platform Sina Weibo, announced today that they have integrated the Rosette linguistics platform from Basis Technology, the global leader in multilingual search and text analytics. Rosette will enable Socialgist to incorporate highly accurate multilingual search capabilities (Chinese, English, Japanese and Russian) into Sphinx, the open-source search engine utilized by

Rosette Base Linguistics (RBL) is the premier linguistics platform, providing the most advanced capabilities commercially available. RBL delivers faster and more accurate search results whether searching within a language or across multiple languages. It was built to integrate seamlessly with open source platforms, such as Sphinx, along with a wide range of enterprise applications.

“Global online content is exploding, and the need to search unstructured multilingual text is greater than ever before,” said Carl Hoffman, CEO of Basis Technology. “Rosette’s highly-scalable natural language processing capabilities will provide Socialgist’s customers with the best information-retrieval experience across many languages.”

Socialgist provides search and data management tools for content from global social media sources. Its solutions offer users the ability to discover and index online content using structured meta-data to help developers build applications that can leverage large databases of online text.

“We have spent years building infrastructure that can withstand the demands of the largest data companies on the planet. When selecting a language partner, we wanted a company that had extensive experience handling global customers and Basis Technology proved to have the track record we were looking for” said Darren Kelly, President of Socialgist. “As our business became more and more global, we started looking for a partner with the expertise and experience that could help us move quickly into production. Basis Technology was an easy choice.”

About Basis Technology

Basis Technology develops innovative products and solutions incorporating multilingual text analytics and digital forensics. The Rosette® linguistics platform provides morphological analysis, entity extraction, name matching, name translation, and chat translation, yielding useful information from unstructured data in such fields as information retrieval, government intelligence, e‑discovery, and financial compliance. The digital forensics team pioneers better, faster, and cheaper techniques to extract forensic evidence, keeping government and law enforcement ahead of the exponential growth of data storage volumes.

Basis’ products and services are used by over 250 major organizations, including, Cisco, EMC, Exalead/Dassault, Fujitsu, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Microsoft, NetBase, Oracle, Symantec, and governments worldwide. Learn more at or call +1-617-386-2090.

About Socialgist

Socialgist supports the largest users of social media data in the world, including enterprise-class social media listening applications, business intelligence algorithms, and predictive models for finance and research. Socialgist provides two core services, sourcing of specific social media data sources and data management. Socialgist secures and manages social data for the largest companies and largest brands in the world, so they don’t have to. Their customers not only include both global brands, but also the most diverse collection of Social Media sources in the industry. Learn more at and for more information email

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