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Haystax and Franz Inc. Partner to Deliver Insider Threat Detection Solutions

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Haystax Technology, Inc., and Franz Inc., announced a technology partnership that will enable Haystax to leverage Franz’s AllegroGraph technology for patented algorithms and sophisticated behavior models used in Haystax’s insider threat detection solutions. Haystax’s solutions, which are being rapidly adopted by the U.S. government and…

NASA Turns to Machine Learning to Identify Stars Faster

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by Angela Guess A recent article in The Astrophysical Journal reports that NASA has started to use machine learning techniques to understand the properties of stars more quickly. The article states, “New time-domain surveys have begun exploring everything from nearby extrasolar planets to the most distant known stellar explosions, and a veritable zoo of time-variable…

WibiData Develops First Commercial Experiment Framework for Rapid Optimization of Machine Learning in Hadoop

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “WibiData, a leader in personalization software, today announced Experiments by Wibi, the first commercial experiment framework to capitalize on the processing power enabled by machine learning in Hadoop. Experiments by Wibi reduces the time to modify and implement personalization models from months to minutes,…

Machine Learning Startup GraphLab Brings in $18.5M, Takes New Name

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by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDnet reports, “As well as announcing a change of company name to Dato, machine-learning firm GraphLab says a new $18.5m funding injection will help finance expanded engineering, business-development and customer-support teams. The $18.5m series B funding round announced today, led by Vulcan Capital with Opus Capital Ventures and previous…

Elsevier Set to Launch an Open Access Journal Covering All Topics

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by Angela Guess Research Information reports, “Elsevier is preparing to collaborate with the research community to develop an open-access journal covering all disciplines on one platform, with the aim of enabling ‘continual experimentation and innovation’. The publisher says plans include improving the end-to-end publishing process and integrating its smart technologies to improve search and discovery.…

Natural Language Processing Can’t Beat Human Translators (Yet)

by Angela Guess Ofer Shoshan of Beta News recently wrote, “Anyone who has tried to read a Google Translated article knows that machine translations still don’t entirely get things like context, colloquial and nuance. This hysterical rendition of the hit song ‘Let It Go’ — where the lyrics were Google Translated into another language and…

Facebook Acquires NLP Startup Wit.ai

Matt Southern of Search Engine Journal reports, “Wit.ai, a Y combinator startup founded 18 months ago, has been acquired by Facebook with the intent for the company to help the social network create an API for building voice-controlled interfaces.”

W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

by Eric Franzon The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things,…

DATAVERSITY Education, LLC to Combine Two Online Trade Journals

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by Angela Guess LIGHTNING RELEASES 01/05/14 — DATAVERSITY Education, LLC announced this week that the company will be combining its two online trade journals into one source of educational content on www.dataversity.net. At the end of 2013, DATAVERSITY acquired SemanticWeb.com and the Semantic Technology and Business Conference. After a year running side-by-side these brands and…