About Us

The leading provider of software solutions for extracting meaningful intelligence from multilingual text

Our mission is to improve the process of extracting meaningful intelligence from unstructured multilingual text by developing the industry’s best linguistics software. Since our founding in 1995, our products and services have been used by over two hundred major firms, including Amazon.com, EMC, Endeca/Oracle, Exalead/Dassault, Fujitsu, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle, and governments around the world. Our language analysis software is widely used in the U.S. defense and intelligence industry by firms such as BBN, CACI, Lockheed Martin, MITRE, Northrop Grumman, and SAIC. We’re also the top provider of Asian linguistic technology to web search engines, including Ask.com, Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo!.

Through these relationships, we’ve developed a reputation for deep expertise in computational linguistics, an uncompromising commitment to providing quality software and services, and dedication to serving our customers’ needs with unparalleled support.

Our Rosette linguistics platform uses state of the art natural language processing techniques to improve information retrieval, text mining and other applications. Rosette provides capabilities like identifying the language of incoming text, providing a normalized representation in Unicode, and locating names, places and other key concepts from a body of unstructured text.

Rosette is the world’s most widely-used family of commercial software products for multilingual information retrieval. Its reliability, scalability, accuracy, and strict compliance with industry and international standards have been put to the test in high volume transaction environments, such as Google’s multilingual search engine, PeopleSoft’s human capital management software, and Amazon.com’s global e-commerce system.

Google selected Basis Technology to provide the Asian linguistic technology needed to create the ultimate Chinese, Japanese and Korean search engine. This marks a key milestone in establishing Google as the preferred search engine for Internet users worldwide.

Urs Hölzle

Fellow and Vice President, Google

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