Standardizing named entities for the Intelligence Community
Subtle discrepancies in the spellings of names within translated documents can lead to recurring flaws and missed opportunities. IC transliteration standards exist to eliminate these discrepancies, but adhering to them is time-consuming and error-prone. Highlight was created by linguistics and text analytics experts at Basis Technology in order to simplify IC-compliant workflow and report generation, greatly reducing the number of name inconsistencies from translator and intelligence analyst reports.
Highlight in Action
- Supports 7 languages: Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Korean, Mandarin, Pashto, Russian
- IC-compliant entity standardization for people and places
- Record/review edits for quality control and enhanced analytics
- Word and Excel plug-ins for Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, and 2013
- Accredited for Top Secret, Secret, and Unclassified Government Systems
- Certificate of Networthiness
Identify Named Entities
Highlight Entity TypeHighlight quickly finds names and assigns an entity type for each of the names in that document. Selecting a person’s name or a geographic location in a document gives analysts the ability to instantly view the detected language and entity type. Users can also correct an entity type if necessary.
Suggest Name Translations
Choose the speed and level of standardization that meets your needs by selecting between Highlight‘s automated or interactive options. Both give an intuitive “spelling correction” experience, generating comments that are reviewable by your colleagues. If you’re translating to a separate document, Highlight will automatically insert the translation there.
Conform to Community Naming Standards
The days of manual IC standard-checking are gone. Today, Highlight delivers comprehensive IC standards for linguists and analysts within their document workflow. Highlight also ensures that foreign names translated into English are consistent, IC-compliant, and available in a number of IC-compatible formats.
Current and Upcoming Releases
Ease integration with computer assisted translation (CAT) systems while retaining the full linguistic power of Highlight.
ROI Analytic Dashboard
Monitor how Highlight is being used across your workgroup. Measure volume, efficiency, and return-on-investment (ROI).
Custom Entity Database
Import, extend, share, and link to custom entity databases for standardization through the simplicity of an Excel spreadsheet.
Highlight could be extended to Urdu, Kurdish, Ukrainian or other languages based on the needs and resources of the Intelligence Community.