Tag: Text Analytics

Basis Technology engineers help secure thrilling win at DI2E Plugfest 2016

21 Jun 2016

  We’re always proud of our team’s work, but all the more so when they create new technology with the potential to help our government and armed forces. At the start of this month, Basis Technology’s government services team presented at the DoD’s annual DI2E Plugfest competition. Eleven weeks of hard work and collaboration with […]

Name matching in the Lemonade Aftermath

29 Apr 2016

How wrong was the “Beyhive” when they mistook Rachael Ray for Rachel Roy? The drama True to form, Beyoncé once again “broke the internet” Saturday night with the surprise drop of her sixth solo album and accompanying visual album of the same name, Lemonade. Typically a very private celebrity, Beyoncé shocked fans with the album’s […]

Customer Hackathons: In the Trenches with Rosette Engineers

12 Feb 2016

Basis Technology and Kyper Data Technologies engineers collaborate on code. Image by Alyssa Watson of Kyper. It’s 9am, the coffee is freshly brewed, and fingers are hovering over keyboards, poised to start. As with most hackathons, there’s a palpable buzz in the room, muted discussions of engineers eager to put their skills and expertise to […]

The Importance of Japanese Readings in Search and More

15 Jul 2015

Japanese is unusual in that a word and its pronunciation are both valid keyword searches. Imagine if you could search in English on “Seezer Salad Resipi” and get recipes for “Caesar salad.” In Japanese you can, because it is written with Chinese ideographs, called kanji, and two phonetic alphabets. The two alphabets (hiragana and katakana) […]

What’s New in Highlight 7.2

09 Jul 2015

This latest version of Highlight has significant enhancements for government linguists and translators that use this Microsoft Office plug-in to translate and standardize names between English and non-Latin languages—Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, and Russian.

Elasticsearch and Fuzzy Name Matching Meetup, World Tour

10 Jun 2015

Normalization is crucial to high-quality search results — who wants irrelevant variations between queries and documents leading to missed hits (e.g., “celebrity” v. “celebrities”)? Normalizing dictionary words works, but what if your application focuses on names? Whether you’re tackling log analysis, e-commerce, watch list screening or other applications, names are often the key. Can you […]

Accurate Language Detection for Queries & Tweets

24 Nov 2014

Doubles the Accuracy of Existing Language Identification Software Basis Technology’s Rosette language identification function has been improved to solve the problem of language detection for short texts. Existing language detectors require many words to confidently identify the language of a string of text, and are therefore unreliable when trying to detect the language of queries, tweets, photo […]

Can you rely on the Treasury Department’s Sanctions List Search?

11 Nov 2014

When the United States wants to prohibit its citizens and corporations from doing business with a foreign national, that individual is added to the Specially Designated Nationals list maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury. One person on that list is Chabaane Ben Mohamed al-Trabelsi*, a Tunisian […]

Adapt Rosette’s Entity Extraction to Your Content for Increased Accuracy

10 Nov 2014

Entity extraction is becoming a mission-critical tool for finding mentions of people, places, organizations, and products in massive quantities of text. In patent searches, law enforcement, voice-of-the-customer analysis, ad targeting, content recommendation, eDiscovery, and anti-fraud, entity extraction enables swift analysis of gigabytes of data. Among named entity recognition systems, those such as Rosette’s entity extraction function which […]


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