Tag: Text Analytics

A Better Pure Java RegEx Engine

30 Oct 2014

Regular expressions are ubiquitous in NLP, not to mention many miscellaneous text-processing tasks. People use regular expressions as a quick solution to matching and parsing. People build entire complex extraction systems with regular expressions. Some people get themselves into serious trouble by trying to apply them beyond their natural limits. Once upon a time, regular […]

Interview: The Future of Human Language Technology

12 Oct 2014

Our VP of Engineering, David Murgatroyd, was recently invited to provide input to a US Government effort to chart the future of Human Language Technology (HLT). Input was collected as a question and answer, with questions bolded. He was asked to respond with respect to one task area: Triage, Translation Support or Knowledge Discovery. He […]

Keeping pace with the ever-changing name of ISIS through the lens of Wikipedia

30 Sep 2014

If you’ve followed recent events in Syria and Iraq, then you’ve surely heard of an organization that at various times is referred to as ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), or just IS (Islamic State). While the New York Times recently decided to use “ISIS” in […]

Optimizing Multilingual Search Using Solr

26 Sep 2014

David Anthony Troiano Principal Software Engineer This talk was delivered at the Boston Data Con 2014 on September 13th, 2014. David Troiano explains how to optimize Apache Solr for multilingual search. Using the example of “Serie A” (which is an Italian Football Club), David shows how a major search engine finds documents in both Italian and English. To […]

Listening to the Customer with Text Analytics

26 Aug 2014

As the old saying goes, “The customer is always right.” But how do we know what customers are saying when they aren’t talking to us directly and there may be millions of them? And how can we decide when something a single customer is saying has implications for the way we do business with all of our customers?

Hats off to Newsle! Well done, LinkedIn!

16 Jul 2014

It’s official; two guys in a dorm room is the new startup paradigm. This past Monday, news tracking site Newsle, which was co-founded by two Harvard sophomores, was acquired by a pillar of social media, LinkedIn. Here in Cambridge, we are thrilled to see the success of yet another alumnus of our startup program. When […]

Mark Bennet Interviews Andrew Paulsen on Searchhub.org

22 Jul 2013

Andrew Paulsen, Basis Technology Regional Sales Director, was interviewed recently by Mark Bennet on Searchhub.org. In the interview, Andrew succinctly answers many of the common questions that our prospective customers are asking about how our software complements and improves open source search engines. Here’s an excerpt! Andrew: To sum up our value proposition in relation […]

From Text to Truth: Real-World Facets for Multilingual Search

30 Apr 2013

Benson Margulies, Basis Technology’s CTO, will be presenting From Text to Truth: Real-World Facets for Multilingual Search at Lucene Revolution on May 1, 2013, in San Diego, CA. Excerpt: From Text to Truth: Real-World Facets for Multilingual Search Solr’s ability to facet search results gives end-users a valuable way to drill down to what they […]


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