Friday, October 22, 2004

Stochasto's Natural Language Search Engine

Stochasto ASA, with offices in Oslo and Moscow, owns unique, patented technology in three areas:
- Intelligent search based on natural language
- Heuristic antivirus detection
- Protection, including encryption

These technologies are based on scientific advances in stochastic analysis and artificial intelligence, and they have been developed over many years in Russia. The company has an R&D facility in Moscow with a staff of 30, most of whom are highly experienced computer scientists.

Textpresso: An Ontology-Based Information Retrieval and Extraction System for Biological Literature

Textpresso: An Ontology-Based Information Retrieval and Extraction System for Biological Literature: "Textpresso, a new text-mining system for scientific literature whose capabilities go far beyond those of a simple keyword search engine. Textpresso's two major elements are a collection of the full text of scientific articles split into individual sentences, and the implementation of categories of terms for which a database of articles and individual sentences can be searched."
Textpresso can be accessed at or via WormBase at

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Data Classification Using a Digital Taxonomy

Data Classification Using a Digital Taxonomy (SYS-CON)(Printview): "Another implementation challenge is ensuring that data is classified correctly. There are auto-classification tools available that attempt to derive data context by using natural-language algorithms. These tools attempt to 'understand' the content of the given data by evaluating not just the keywords, but also the circumstance. Once attained, the tools will assign the data to the proper term in the taxonomy. The accuracy of these tools won't match human classification but could be acceptable especially if the data is already tagged using some form of metadata."

Monday, October 11, 2004

Article: Device translates spoken Japanese and English�| New Scientist

Article: Device translates spoken Japanese and English�| New Scientist: "A handheld device that enables a user to chat in another language - without having to learn any words or phrases for themselves - has been developed by Japanese electronics firm NEC.

The system is about the size of a handheld PDA and converts spoken Japanese to English and vice versa. It is planned for launch in Japan in the next few months."

Thursday, October 07, 2004

NIST - 32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

Medical News Today - UK

... Syntax- and Rule-Based Decoding for Statistical Machine Translation Systems Develop an integrated, statistical phrase-based and syntactic rule approach to ...

Machine Translation News

GOOGLE'S Next Targets: Clustering and Translation
eWeek - USA
... Another space in Google's research net is statistical machine translation for turning Web pages into other languages, said Peter Norvig, director of search ...

LANGUAGE Weaver Raises $4M - Thousand Oaks,CA,USA
... board. Language Weaver is developing statistical machine translation software, used for translating foreign languages into English. ...

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

NLP news

Contact Center Coordination
Line 56 News - USA
... For ABN AMRO, eGain developed a virtual assistant (bot) to guide busy financial professionals with natural language queries and avoid a 20-document search ...

Knowledge is power
MSI Magazine - Oakbrook,IL,United States
... of National employees--product managers, field sales and service engineers, and Web designers--can log onto the system and use natural language commands to ...

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Text Mining News

MICROSOFT ups the ante for BI

Computer Business Review - UK

... upgraded with richer data mining algorithms and clustering capabilities for regression, segmentation, sequence, and association analysis as well as text mining ...