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The Importance of Japanese Readings in Search and More

Japanese is unusual in that a word and its pronunciation are both valid keyword searches. Imagine if you could search in English on “Seezer Salad Resipi” and get recipes for “Caesar salad.” In Japanese you can, because it is written with Chinese ideographs, called kanji, and two phonetic alphabets. The two alphabets (hiragana and katakana) […]

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What’s New in Highlight 7.2

This latest version of Highlight has significant enhancements for government linguists and translators that use this Microsoft Office plug-in to translate and standardize names between English and non-Latin languages—Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, and Russian.

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Could Better Name Matching Have Prevented the Boston Marathon Bombings?

Whitepaper – Making the Most of Intelligence: The Importance of Name Matching in Identity Resolution in Government In the Federal Government, making the right connections among field intelligence, open source media, and watchlist systems often comes down to matching names. The consequences of a missed match or a false match range from minor embarrassment to […]

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Can you rely on the Treasury Department’s Sanctions List Search?

When the United States wants to prohibit its citizens and corporations from doing business with a foreign national, that individual is added to the Specially Designated Nationals list maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury. One person on that list is Chabaane Ben Mohamed al-Trabelsi*, a Tunisian […]

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Case Study: Airbnb

Airbnb puts the “unique” into travel by connecting private owners renting out a room, apartment, castle, or villa to travelers staying a night, a week, or a month. This community marketplace of accommodations spans 34,000 cities and 190 countries. More than 17 million guests have over 800,000 listings to choose from. People can book accommodations […]

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