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Natural Language Processing

Can Data Aggregation Save Sharks?

Apryl DeLancey | Posted 01.08.2016 | Science
Apryl DeLancey

In the fall of 2013 there seemed to be a higher incidence of shark sightings at my local surf spot than there had been in several years. The local ne...

Digital Reasoning Goes Cognitive: CEO Tim Estes on Text, Knowledge, and Technology

Seth Grimes | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology
Seth Grimes

Cognitive is a next computing paradigm, responding to demand for always-on, hyper-aware data technologies that scale from device form to the enterprise.

Enter Eugene: The Curious Case of 'Eugene Goostman,' Part II

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Bill DeSmedt

June 8th, 2014 is a day that shall live in A.I.nfamy. For on that day, Reading University visiting cybernetics professor Kevin Warwick announced that a "supercomputer" masquerading as a Ukrainian teenager had successfully convinced ten out of thirty judges that it was, in fact, a human being.

Building a Conversational Agent from the Ground Up, Part III

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Bill DeSmedt

As the name suggests, KR&R focuses on how reality as a whole might best be represented in an internal "mental model," and what operations on that model are needed in order to draw valid conclusions from known facts.

Building a Conversational Agent from the Ground Up, Part II

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 07.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Bill DeSmedt

The NLP technology that focuses on units of language larger than a sentence is discourse analysis and management (DAM). At this level, the equivalent of a parser's search for the sentence's nouns and verbs is a discourse analyzer's quest for the topic of the conversation as a whole.

Building a Conversational Agent From the Ground Up, Part I

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Bill DeSmedt

Having recently completed Dualism, my latest technothriller, I thought to complement it with an online conversational avatar of one of the book's protagonists, enabling fans to discuss the book's plot with a simulated character drawn from its pages.

Cloud Computing Is Here: Observations from IBM Pulse 2014

Phil Simon | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

I had the pleasure of attending IBM Pulse yesterday in Las Vegas. Nearly 10,000 customers partners, IBM employees, and media members arrived at the ...

Online Sexual Predators Beware: There's a New 'Bot' in Town

Russ Warner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime
Russ Warner

With natural language processing and memory of past conversations, Negobot uses slang, misspellings, and pop-culture knowledge to sound like a stereotypical teenage girl.

Ginger Software Maps One Trillion English Sentences Online To Personalize Language Learning

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Technology
Kevin Ducoff

The natural language software analyzes a user's mistakes in context, identifies them and presents the learner with short lessons to help them fix their recurring mistakes.

Bianca Bosker

Teaching A Computer To Appreciate The Finer Things In Life | Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology

We’re used to asking computers for facts, like the population of San Francisco, the GDP of Indonesia, or the square root of 5,929. But can a compute...

Cloud Text Analytics: An Example of Social Media Analysis

Steve Hamby | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology
Steve Hamby

This is the third installment of a trio of blogs on social media analysis (SMA), and it provides an example of how SMA works -- after all, a picture i...

Technology, the Engine Behind Connected Health

Janet Dillione | Posted 12.28.2011 | Technology
Janet Dillione

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the eighth annual Connected Health Symposium, an event that brought more than 1,000 healthcare executives, ...

Language Understanding Innovation Shows Value for Healthcare

Janet Dillione | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology
Janet Dillione

Things like tracking trends in patient care or shaping treatment decisions through better, real-time information cannot happen if we don't have meaningful data to analyze and drive informed decisions.