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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.Read more
Keeping pace with the ever-changing name of ISIS through the lens of Wikipedia
If you’ve followed recent events in Syria and Iraq, then you’ve surely heard of an organization that at various times is referred to as ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), or just IS (Islamic State). While the New York Times recently decided to use “ISIS” in […]Read more
Understanding Dari and Pashto Names: A Challenge to Intelligence Gathering in Afghanistan
Shakespeare asked “What’s in a name?” It turns out there’s a lot in the name of a typical Afghani including common nouns and personal titles—not used as titles! One of our linguistic experts, Bushra Zawaydeh, wrote today’s post about the challenges to natural language processing software of automatically extracting names of people from text written in the […]Read more
Rosette Version 7.6 Released!
Extract New Entity Types and Languages; Enhanced Name Translation and Matching for Spanish and Persian Names We’re excited to announce the release of Rosette 7.6 which has many improvements, and several new features. New Entity Type: Products Rosette Entity Extractor can now find product names in news and review articles. Product names are key to brand […]Read more