Basis Technology Blog

Hats off to Newsle! Well done, LinkedIn!

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 […]

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Data Breaches Detected, What Now?

The cybersecurity industry is massive.  Billions of dollars are spent worldwide on intrusion detection and prevention systems, firewalls, anti-virus software, and a host of other pieces of infrastructure meant to keep intruders out.  But, even with all this money, advanced technology, and great marketing buzz, huge data breaches are reported nearly every day across a […]

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Fixing the No Fly List with Cross-lingual Name Matching

Or: How to detain Tsarnaev But Not Your Grandmother Recent news stories trumpeting the unconstitutionality of the No Fly list (Washington Post) miss the point.  Sensationalized headlines like “No-fly list violates constitutional rights, judge rules” (Fox News) and “Federal judge rules US no-fly list violates Constitution” (Reuters) misinterpret U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown.  The […]

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Online Autopsy Forensics Tool Training
Sept. 24, 2014

Learn about the ins and outs of Autopsy 3 from the team that develops Autopsy. By popular demand, we are offering our first online, instructor-led Autopsy 3 training course on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 – Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. The course will be much like our popular 2-day classes held in Herndon, VA and at […]

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Autopsy for Special Operations and Field Analysis

Medium-Dive MEDEX At the 2014 SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) we demonstrated how Autopsy could be used in conjunction with text analytics to gather better intelligence in the field. Military and law enforcement groups that encounter digital media in the field often have two options: Perform a high-level triage in the field, limiting the search to […]

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Case Study: CareerBuilder

CHALLENGE CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions, operates the largest job board in the U.S. and has an extensive and growing global presence. The CareerBuilder.com content is the very definition of Big Text: mountains of structured and unstructured text data (resumes and job listings) in many languages. CareerBuilder’s mission is to empower employment, […]

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Search and Beyond with Text Analytics

Benson Margulies Chief Technology Officer, Basis Technology This talk looks at how some of our language processing components help applications give users a high quality search experience. This is a partial transcript of the recorded talk. What is SEARCH? We all know what search is, at least we think we do. Search is this box. You type […]

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Who, What, When, Where and the Quest for Why

The marriage of Geospatial Intelligence and Entity Resolution. This blog post is inspired by the many conversations we had at the recent GEOINT Symposium about how geospatial data can become an ideal pivot point for an entity resolution system enabling users to transition from When and Where to Who and What and the elusive Why.

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Rosette Base Linguistics is now Cloudera Certified

What is Cloudera? To explain what Cloudera is, we have to briefly mention Hadoop. Hadoop is the open source application built from a few papers Google engineers published on their MapReduce infrastructure designed to handle very large datasets on a very inexpensive, distributed infrastructure. Facebook and many other companies use it, and Google and IBM are funding efforts to teach it to students.

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Teaching Machines How to Spell Will Help Catch Terrorists – Defense One

The Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev could have been caught before his attack if only his name had been properly matched to a terrorist watch list. In a Defense One byline, Basis Technology VP of Engineering David Murgatroyd outlines how more robust software can match names with spelling variations as well as tackle other information processing […]

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Why name matching matters

It’s marathon season again in Boston and the media is revisiting the tragic events of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. One aspect in particular is getting some attention – how Tamerlan and his brother slipped through the security net. Peter Cooney of Reuters covers this in his recent article “Russia Told America To Detain Tamerlan Tsarnaev […]

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