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 and security missions.

This year’s conference theme is Understanding Today’s Refugee Crisis, which explores new advancements that can speed the flow of refugees in need of assistance, while reliably identifying individuals who represent national security risks.

Leading experts and innovators in text analytics and machine translation will make presentations and lead open discussions on how new technological improvements available now can further agency missions through:

  • Faster and more reliable identity verification at border crossings
  • Improved machine translation to address a worldwide shortage of human translators
  • Detection, prediction of suicide and medical issues from analysis of helpline chats and social media
  • Predictive analytics to spot potential public health or security threats before they reach crisis levels

Among the speakers are representatives from the CIA, Luminoso, Prattle, Diffeo, MIT, Virginia Tech, SDL Government, Elastic, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Basis Technology. HLTCon is a unique opportunity for networking with directors, senior officials, linguists, technologists, product owners, and program managers whose mandate is shaped by getting the most out of human language technologies.

This annual conference is sponsored by Basis Technology. The conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Virginia on March 31, 2016. For more information, please visit, email, or call +1-617-386-2090. This conference is provided at no charge to U.S. government employees with an active government ID. A registration fee of $295 applies to commercial and FFRDC attendees. A special rate is available for attendees with a valid student ID.

About Basis Technology

Basis Technology is an industry leader in machine learning, revealing meaningful information and intelligence from raw, unstructured text. The Rosette® text analytics platform, accessible on premise or as a web API, gives businesses and government agencies around the world the necessary interoperable linguistic tools for deep knowledge decision-making. We work with companies, large and small, building enterprise search solutions spanning social media monitoring, risk and compliance, identity management, and security scanning. The Rosette platform adds a wealth of powerful functionality–from pure linguistics to entity, name, and relationship centric analysis in Asian, European, and Middle Eastern languages–to any underlying search or database infrastructure. For more information, email or visit