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Confident, trustworthy and scalable: Amazon Web Services and Rosette API create partnership

Since Rosette API, our cloud-based text analytics service, launched in April 2016, users and customers have been eager to try it out. However, like any smart API buyer, you might ask: “Can I rely on Rosette to be up 24×7 when our system goes to production?” The answer is an unreserved YES. Over the past […]

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Basis Technology releases a free Cyber Triage version at RSA

Allows even the smallest IT departments to properly investigate their computers for cyber attacks CAMBRIDGE, MA—February 9, 2017— Basis Technology, the leader in open source digital forensics, announced today that Cyber Triage 2.0 will be released at the RSA Conference. Included in the release are additional automated analytics, a new interface and a free version. […]

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TrustServista Exposes Fake News With Text Analytics by Rosette

Startup Zetta Cloud traces back news articles, identifying those “contaminated” by erroneous news sources CAMBRIDGE, MA—January 31, 2017— Basis Technology, the leader in AI for human language, announced today that Romanian startup Zetta Cloud selected Basis Technology’s Rosette® text analytics to power their application TrustServista, bringing trust to the online news community. Professional journalists vet […]

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Cambridge-Based Artificial Intelligence Companies Look to Japan

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Jan. 24, 2017 — Leaders from several Boston-area tech startups will travel to Tokyo to expand and promote business ties next month. They will be speaking at the Big Data Analytics Tokyo conference, Feb 7-8, 2017, hosted by Basis Technology, Open Data Science, and AI Business. “Japan is more accessible today to American […]

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Early Registration Opens for Big Data Analytics Tokyo

Event explores applications of data analytics and data science to the business world, Feb. 7-8, 2017 CAMBRIDGE, MA—December 10, 2016—Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics, today announced the opening of early bird registration for the Feb. 7-8, 2017 Big Data Analytics Tokyo conference taking place at Roppongi Academyhills in Tokyo. Joint event hosts […]

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Congratulations and Thank You to Benson Margulies

Founding CTO Retires after 18 Years with Basis Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts — October 24, 2016 — Basis Technology today announced the retirement of Benson Margulies, Chief Technology Officer, after an 18 year tenure.  Benson remains a major shareholder and will join the company’s advisory board.  Leadership of the text analytics engineering team will pass to […]

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Kono Automatically Schedules Your Meetings with Text Analytics from Basis Technology

Rosette linguistics enables artificial intelligence mobile scheduler to understand natural language requests CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Sept. 20, 2016 — Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics, announced today that Konolabs Inc. has integrated Rosette® entity extraction into its Kono product (http://kono.ai) in order to interpret natural language text messages. Scheduling meetings on a smartphone is nearly […]

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Basis Technology Powers AFAQ Electronic Medical Records

Rosette Enables Automatic Translation of Names between Arabic and English CAMBRIDGE, MA—September 1, 2016—Basis Technology today announced that AFAQ, an innovator in electronic medical records (EMR), is integrating Rosette® name translation into its applications to translate patient names between Arabic and English. The Jordan-based company produces a suite of enterprise apps that allow healthcare facilities to […]

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Toshiba To Use Basis Technology’s Rosette Name Matching In Its Export Management System

Aiming for thorough transaction management by automating watch list screening   CAMBRIDGE, MA—August 9, 2016— Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics, announced today that Toshiba Corp. will use Basis Technology’s Rosette® name matching capability in Toshiba’s export management system. Toshiba has built their export management system in order to strengthen compliance and the management of […]

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Basis Technology Brings Multilingual Text Analytics to SearchBlox Customers

Secure, on-premise enterprise search solution integrates Rosette entity extraction in 18 languages CAMBRIDGE, MA—July 12, 2016—Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics, today announced a partnership with SearchBlox, a leading provider of enterprise search solutions based on Apache Lucene, to provide high quality faceted search in 18 languages, including those critical to government intelligence […]

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Basis Technology Partners with MongoDB to Improve Data Accessibility for Government Agencies

Popular database adds language support to text search, critical to federal projects CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 28, 2016 — Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics, today announced a technical partnership with MongoDB, the company behind the most popular non-relational database MongoDB. With MongoDB 3.2, released in December 2015, users are able to easily integrate […]

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Luminoso Technologies and Basis Technology Establish Marketing Partnership to Enter New Markets and Channels as well as Expand Their Existing Product Technology Relationship

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Basis Technology Enhances Text Analytics for RapidMiner with the Rosette® Toolkit

Broad set of semantic services across twenty languages now available for leading predictive analytics platform.   CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 1, 2016 — Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics, today announced their Partnership with RapidMiner, the industry’s #1 predictive analytics platform. This technology partnership brings together state of the art Rosette® text analytics toolkit […]

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Basis Technology and Data to Decisions CRC Partner to Strengthen Australian National Security

Partnership provides intelligence analysts with predictive analytics and “intelligence pictures” of entities of interest CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 24, 2016 — Data to Decisions CRC (D2DCRC)—a part of the Australian government initiative, The Cooperative Research Centres Programme— has selected Rosette® text analytics from Basis Technology to provide critical analysis of multilingual, open data sources, such as […]

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Basis Technology Appoints New Executive to Grow Text Analytics in International Markets

New Senior VP Answers Demand From Both Public and Private Sectors CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, May 19, 2016 — Basis Technology, the recognized leader in multilingual text analytics, announced the appointment of Eric von Eckartsberg as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Business Development, to address the growing demand for text analytics around the world. With an international […]

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Tamr Adds Basis Technology to Connect And Enrich Enterprise-Wide Data Across Languages

Unifying databases from multiple business units reveals cost-savings, risk-mitigation opportunities   CAMBRIDGE, Mass. May 12, 2016–Traditionally, to analyze sourcing costs and supplier risk, a procurement department would task a small team armed with spreadsheets to prepare spend data for analysis—which is often siloed in multiple, disparate systems. A month later, the insight would be delivered, […]

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Basis Technology Hires Public Sector Technology Veteran to Expand its U.S. Government Business

Company Responds to Growing Demand for its Text Analytics Products in U.S. Intelligence, Military, and Civilian Agencies CAMBRIDGE, MA, May 5, 2016—Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics and open source digital forensics, today announced Chris Biow as Senior Vice President of the U.S. Public Sector, with primary responsibility for ensuring that product development meets […]

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New Rosette API Brings Basis Technology’s Multilingual Text Analysis To The Next Level

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Basis Technology Delivers Text Analytics in the Cloud

Machine learning powers broad set of semantic services across twenty languages CAMBRIDGE, MA—April 12, 2016—Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics, today announced the availability of Rosette API™, the next iteration in applying artificial intelligence to understanding human language. For many years, Rosette® has powered mission-critical search, social media, national security, and financial compliance applications. […]

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Human Language Technology Conference Presents Advances in Text Analytics and Machine Translation for Government Users

Applications to National Security, Border Control, and Open Source Intelligence CAMBRIDGE, MA / March 15, 2016 – In two weeks, the Human Language Technology Conference (HLTCon) will gather experts from government, industry, and academia to Tysons Corner, Virginia on Thursday, March 31, 2016 to present technologies and strategies that are increasing the effectiveness of government intelligence […]

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Prattle Forecasts Market Reaction to Central Bank Statements with Basis Technology

Basis Technology’s entity extraction highlights the speakers in central bank communications for Prattle’s nuanced Central Bank Sentiment Index. CAMBRIDGE, MA, December 15, 2015—Financial pundits may obsess over a few words in a central bank press release, but financial analysts need to read and interpret all relevant central bank communications of the day before making decisions. […]

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Basis Technology and Luminoso Partner to Draw Deeper Meaning from Human Conversation

Users now have a single solution for understanding what their customers are really saying, in real time, across multiple languages, including Japanese. CAMBRIDGE, MA, May 12, 2015—Knowledge isn’t power, understanding is. What are your customers talking about right now? With Luminoso Compass, users extract deep meaning from large volumes of human-generated content by consuming, interpreting, […]

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Lingua.ly Integrates Powerful Basis Technology To Its Language Platform, Allows Users To Learn Grammar Just By Surfing The Net

Building on a recent $1M funding round from government and private investors, Lingua.ly’s “digital immersion-style” of learning now integrates with Basis Technology to increase accuracy of word definitions and give a more contextualized learning experience. On April 22, 2015 –Edtech startup Lingua.ly announced the integration of Basis Technology to its popular digital platform as it […]

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Basis Technology Helps Lingua.ly Turn the Web Into a Language Learning Environment

Users Incorporate What They Read Online to Help Them Learn a New Language CAMBRIDGE, MA–(Apr 22, 2015) – For people who can’t study a new language abroad, Lingua.ly offers the next best thing: turning the Web into their textbook by integrating real-world context into their new language learning. Via the Lingua.ly web browser extension, users […]

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The EMBERS Project Can Predict the Future With Twitter – Newsweek

EMBERS uses advanced data-extraction and translation methods in partnership with another Cambridge company, Basis Technology, which enriches data and provides text analytics tools that, rather than translate foreign languages into English, draw direct meaning from native tongues. For instance, it is able to interpret Arabic printed in English phonetic characters (popular on Twitter). Graphical data […]

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Basis Technology Hosts 9th Annual Human Language Technology Conference – CTOvision

One of the key sponsors of our 30 April Synergy Forum is Basis Technology. Basis is a company we have tracked for years, and have watched as they have become part of the fabric of solutions now serving billions of people. We are honored to have them as a sponsor but even more honored that they decided to […]

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Basis Technology Powers Streamfully, Boosting Web User Engagement by Deepening Personalization

Innovative Conversation-Like Interaction Surfaces User-Relevant Content in Real Time CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 13, 2015 — Streamfully, from New York-based General Cybernetics, Inc., is the latest innovative startup taking advantage of Basis Technology’s program that makes professional-grade text analytics available to early-stage, high-impact startups. Streamfully increases visitor engagement and interest in a website through a highly […]

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The Differences Between Lemmatization and Stemming – Multilingual Magazine

Human language technology (HLT) has become the trendy way of referring to the traditional concept of natural language processing (NLP). The main difference is that HLT tends to emphasize the technological part of the model. Also, processing a “natural language” could encompass communications between any living creatures, whether it’s birds chirping about the neighborhood cat, […]

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Basis Technology Startup Program Empowers Big Data Entrepreneurs

Access to Industry-Leading Multilingual Text Analytics Speeds Innovation CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 10, 2014 — Basis Technology’s Startup Program, which makes Rosette’s professional-grade, multilingual text analytics accessible to high-impact, early-stage startups, is off to a great start. “This year’s applicants to the Startup Program are pursuing a wide range of text-based challenges, from big data curation, […]

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Basis Technology Enhances Digital Media Investigations With Autopsy 3.1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26, 2014 — Basis Technology, the global leader in multilingual Big Text analytics and digital forensics solutions, today announced the availability of Autopsy 3.1, the latest version of its flagship open source digital forensics platform. Autopsy is a free and open source Windows-based digital forensics platform that has been built to provide […]

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Basis Technology Partners With Search Technologies

Optimizing Search Systems Through Synergy of Multilingual Text Analytics and Search Expertise CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 10, 2014 — Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual search and text analytics, today announced a partnership with Search Technologies, the leading IT company dedicated to enterprise search and big data solutions. Basis Technology and Search Technologies have worked in concert with […]

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Basis Technology Partners with Elasticsearch

Brings Powerful Multilingual Text Analytics to Open Source Search Cambridge, MA—September 25, 2013—Basis Technology, the global leader in multilingual search and text analytics, is partnering with Elasticsearch by releasing a new plugin for Rosette®, the premier linguistics platform which delivers faster and more accurate search results across many languages. Rosette provides the most advanced capabilities commercially available, […]

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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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How-to: Index and Search Multilingual Documents in Hadoop – Cloudera Blog

Learn how to use Cloudera Search along with RBL-JE to search and index documents in multiple languages. Basis Technology’s Rosette Base Linguistics for Java (RBL-JE) provides a comprehensive multilingual text analytics platform for improving search precision and recall. RBL provides tokenization, lemmatization, POS tagging, and de-compounding for Asian, European, Nordic, and Middle Eastern languages, and has just […]

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Cambridge Semantics Partners with Basis Technology

Rosette® delivers multilingual entity extraction into the Anzo software suite for global organizations to better evaluate the larger story of its data Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of Unified Information Access (UIA) solutions for enterprises, today announced it has incorporated the Rosette® platform from Basis Technology to provide its global customers with multilingual entity extraction […]

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Basis Technology Selected by Kobo to Support Japanese Language Processing

Rosette® delivers accurate linguistic processing for Japanese market Cambridge—December 9, 2013—Basis Technology today announced that Kobo, a global leader in eReading, selected the Rosette® linguistics platform to support its eReading platform for the Japanese market. Toronto-based Kobo offers nearly 4-million eBooks, magazines, and newspapers across 68 languages including Japanese. The company offers a suite of […]

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Basis Technology Executive to Speak at Defense One Summit

Expert in Digital Forensics to Discuss the Affects of Cyber Growth on Industry and Innovation Cambridge—November 14, 2013—Basis Technology, the global leader in multilingual search and text analytics, announced today that Dr. Brian Carrier, Vice President of Digital Forensics, will participate in a panel discussion at the Defense One Summit on the rapid growth of […]

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Socialgist Powers Multilingual Search with Basis Technology

Rosette® Improves English, Russian and Asian Languages for Sphinx-based Socialgist.com Cambridge—October 10, 2013—Socialgist, the leading global provider of social media data including Chinese Microblogging platform Sina Weibo, announced today that they have integrated the Rosette linguistics platform from Basis Technology, the global leader in multilingual search and text analytics. Rosette will enable Socialgist to incorporate highly […]

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Watch lists: How do you find Abdul Rasheed when you’re looking for Abdul Rashid? – GCN

“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare’s Juliet once asked. Quite a lot, it turns out, especially for analysts trying to match non-Latin names against western watch lists and financial databases. Name-matching can pose serious challenges for law enforcement and financial compliance officials accustomed to an English-language view of the world. Analysts have to contend with multiple […]

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7 of the Top 10 Global Software Companies Use Basis Technology

2013 We reviewed the list  of the Top Global Software Companies and Basis Technology still provides software solutions and components to 7 of the top 10: http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2696317 2012 7 of the Top 10 Global Software Companies Use Basis Technology: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/technology/publications/global-software-100-leaders/compare-results.jhtml [hs_action id=”5192″]

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Mark Bennet Interviews Andrew Paulsen on Lucidworks Blog

Andrew Paulsen, Basis Technology Regional Sales Director, was interviewed recently by Mark Bennet on Searchhub.org. In the interview, Andrew succinctly answers many of the common questions that our prospective customers are asking about how our software complements and improves open source search engines. Here’s an excerpt! Andrew: To sum up our value proposition in relation […]

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Basis Technology Partners with Cloudera

Rosette Multilingual Analytics Enables Search On Leading Big Data Platform Cambridge, MA—July 9, 2013—Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual search and text analytics, today announced the integration of Rosette® Base Linguistics with Cloudera Search, bringing full-text, interactive search and scalable indexing to Apache Hadoop™ on the leading open source Platform for Big Data, CDH. Cloudera Search is based on Apache Solr […]

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How Spies May One Day Predict the Future – The Wall Street Journal

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, a little-known U.S. government organization, is developing analytic programs for the National Security Agency that could make recent revelations about the NSA’s activities look antiquated by comparison. Rather than reviewing archival data, it may use current data to predict the future. IARPA is modeled after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, […]

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Words and Action: How Text Analysis is Transforming the War on Terror – Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin

An Automated Alternative to Manual Processes At the time of the June 2003 directive from the CIA, a Cambridge, Massachusetts based company named Basis Technology was already developing an automated technology solution, now called Highlight, which is enhancing manual, text-authentication practices. Basis Technology started out in 1995 as a commercial services firm, focusing on helping […]

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Could This Tech Have Stopped Bombers? – Tech Bisnow (DC)

When news broke that one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had slipped through national security cracks, one DC-area company wondered if its software could have prevented the attack. Basis Technology fed solution director Jeff Godbold and fed biz dev director Mike Veronis thought of how their company’s multi-lingual text analytics software could have at least helped. It mines info from large volumes of text in any […]

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Venture Capitalism for Spy Games – Fortune Magazine

In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s investment arm, partners with Silicon Valley to bring terrorism-fighting tech to market. In a nondescript high-rise three miles outside Washington, D.C., a little-known firm called In-Q-Tel is investing U.S. tax dollars in startups that benefit the intelligence community. Since its founding in 1999, In-Q-Tel — named after the gadget-toting James Bond character […]

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How Foreign Names Trip Up Terrorism Databases – Interview with CEO Carl Hoffman – Information Week

In last month’s Boston Marathon bombing, the key suspect’s name, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, had multiple spellings on U.S. intelligence watch lists. How can we beat this problem? Law enforcement and intelligence agencies have many tools at their disposal to fight terrorism. But the most basic of mistakes, often the result of human error, can have deadly […]

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Basis Technology Invests in Luminoso

Cambridge—April 17, 2013—Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics, announced a strategic investment in Luminoso, a startup out of MIT whose software helps computers work as easily with text as with numbers. Luminoso collects words via crowdsourcing to better understand how people view the world. For example, consumer goods retailers can learn what qualities […]

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Ex Libris Selects Basis Technology for Chinese Analysis

Library Automation Solution Adds Support for Multilingual Content Cambridge, Massachusetts & Jerusalem, Israel—March 14, 2013—Basis Technology, the global leader in multilingual text analytics, and Ex Libris® Group, a top provider of library automation solutions, announced that Ex Libris has licensed the Rosette® linguistics platform from Basis Technology for integration into the Primo discovery and delivery […]

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Basis Technology Supports a Study by Virginia Tech to Forecast Critical Societal Events – Virginia Tech

University and industry scientists are determining how to forecast significant societal events, ranging from violent protests to nationwide credit-rate crashes, by analyzing the billions of pieces of information in the ocean of public communications, such as tweets, web queries, oil prices, and daily stock market activity. The Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at […]

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Basis Technology Establishes European Headquarters

Rapid Growth in Demand for Text Analytics from European and Middle Eastern Companies and Governments Prompts Expansion to Europe Cambridge—April 12, 2012—Basis Technology, a leader in multilingual natural language processing, today announced the opening of its new European headquarters in response to increasing sales opportunities in Europe, and to better support its European customers. The […]

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Basis Technology Helps Newsle Filter News About Companies

Rosette Entity Extractor finds mentions of people and companies 
in news feeds and blogs Cambridge—January 5, 2012—Basis Technology, a leader in multilingual natural language processing, today announced that innovative start-up Newsle has chosen Rosette® Entity Extractor for use in its news tracking website. Newsle filters out the noise of social media, by focusing on what public figures, […]

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Synergy Marketing Releases Social Intelligence Database “iNSIGHTBOX” with Basis Technology’s Rosette

Accomplishing effective marketing promotions with accurate entity extraction Translated from Japanese press release dated November 11, 2011 November 11, 2011—Synergy Marketing Inc. (Kita Ward, Osaka, Japan; President and CEO Hitoshi Tanii; Japanese securities code 3859) announced the release of its cloud-based social knowledge database, iNSIGHTBOX, which integrates Basis Technology’s Rosette® Base Linguistics Japanese component and […]

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W.H. Online Counterterrorism Woes – Politico

Al Qaeda lost one of its best propagandists last month with the death in Yemen of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who had engineered much of its online recruitment and messaging. But al-Awlaki’s death in a U.S. drone strike, along with that of fellow propagandist Samir Khan, hasn’t ended the years-long problem of Islamist militant recruitment. […]

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Beyond Search: News and Information from ArnoldIT.com about Search and Content Processing…

Exclusive interview with Steve Cohen, COO, Basis Technology

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Basis Technology Embraces Lucene and New Languages in Latest Text-Analysis Release – 451 Group

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Taking Search — And Meaning — Beyond English – Semantic Web

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The Importance of Multi-Language Support in Advanced Search and Text Analytics

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