Tag Archive for financial services

Bring On The Apps For New Cognitive Computing Cloud Platform

by Jennifer Zaino October saw the debut of Cognitive Scale’s cognitive cloud platform, which provides sourcing, analyzing and interpreting data of all sorts and context signals on any public cloud infrastructure. The details of the platform for pulling insights out of massive amounts of multi-structured data are covered in a story you can read at our…

Insights from DATAVERSITY’s Data Governance Financial Services Conference

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by Angela Guess Marty Loughlin, Vice President of Financial Services at Cambridge Semantics recently wrote, “Cambridge Semantics was a gold sponsor of DATAVERSITY’ S Data Governance Financial Services (DGFS) conference in Jersey City last week where some of the world’s premier financial institutions and industry thought leaders gathered to discuss data governance trends, challenges and…

Digital Reasoning Takes On Early Risk Detection For Compliance- And Security-Sensitive Sectors

by Jennifer Zaino Digital Reasoning’s Synthesys machine learning platform (which The Semantic Web Blog initially covered here) this summer should see its Version 3.9 release. The update will build on the 3.8 release, which delivered with its Glance user interface the discovery and investigative capabilities that help information analysts in finance, intelligence and other compliance- and…

AlphaSense’s Advanced Linguistics Search Engine Could Buy Back Time For Financial Analysts To Do More In-Depth Research

by Jennifer Zaino When Raj Neervannan, CTO and co-founder of financial search engine company AlphaSense, thinks about search, he thinks about it “as a killer app that is only growing…..People want answers, not noise. They want to ask more intelligent questions and get to the next level of computer-aided intelligence.” For AlphaSense’s customers – analysts…

Big Data Challenges In Banking And Securities

by Jennifer Zaino A new report from the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC), Big Data Cases in Banking and Securities, looks to understand big data challenges specific to banking by studying 16 projects at 10 of the top global investment and retail banks. According to the report, about half the cases involved e petabyte or…

Thinknum Sees Financial Analysis In A New Light

by Jennifer Zaino Thinknum is a startup with the mission: disrupting financial analysis. In his work as a quantitative strategist at Goldman Sachs, Thinknum co-founder Gregory Ugwi saw firsthand the trials and tribulations financial analysts went through to digest companies’ financial reports and then build their own research reports about their expectations for future performance…

The Office of Financial Research To Look Hard At FIBO For Financial Instrument Reference Database

by Jennifer Zaino Ontologies are getting a thumbs up to serve as the basis for the Office of Financial Research’s Instruments database. Last week, the Data & Technology Subcommittee of the OFR Financial Research Advisory Committee (FRAC) recommended that the OFR “adopt the goal of developing and validating a comprehensive ontology for financial instruments as…

Interest Grows In Riding The Semantic Wave

by Jennifer Zaino Industry leaders in sectors including banking and financial services look to have high hopes for semantic technology. They’re thinking about FIBO (Financial Industry Business Ontology) and leveraging semantic technology for more traditional types of data integration and analytics projects. At Cognizant, Thomas Kelly, a director in its Enterprise Information Management practice –…