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Digital Reasoning Announces Immediate Availability of Synthesys 4 Boasting Significant Advancements in Data Science, Audio Analysis and Insider Threat Analytics
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Independent Research Firm Recognizes Digital Reasoning As a Leader in Big Data Text Analytics

NASHVILLE, TN, June 21, 2016 - Digital Reasoning, a leader in cognitive computing technology, today announced the immediate availability of Synthesys 4, the latest version of its cognitive computing platform which includes extensive new capabilities that increase the scope and quality of unstructured data analytics and reduces time-to-value for customers and partners. Digital Reasoning has also been cited as a “Leader” in The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2016. 

Combining years of cutting edge research and hardened enterprise-grade engineering, Digital Reasoning’s cognitive computing platform leverages an ensemble of technologies including machine learning, NLP, computer vision, pattern recognition and knowledge representation. Synthesys 4 delivers its analysis in the form of interactive data exploration tools as well as task-oriented and user-friendly Intelligent Assistants that reason over knowledge abstracted from data. The result is enhanced user productivity and continuous learning from context. 

“HCA has an ongoing commitment to achieving the best possible patient outcomes, and analytic technology plays an increasingly important role in this mission,” said Dr. Edmund Jackson, vice president and chief data scientist at HCA. “We are looking forward to leveraging Synthesys 4 from Digital Reasoning, which we believe is a best-in-class cognitive computing platform, and will feature centrally in several of our analytics strategies and applications.”

New capabilities in Synthesys 4 include: 

  • State-of-the-art and patent-pending core and advanced analytics enhancements leveraging deep learning neural networks across text, audio and images, as well as behavioral analytics based on anomaly detection techniques.
  • Enhanced multi-lingual capabilities, including state of the art quality for English, Spanish and Chinese with full syntactic parsing.
  • An integrated ability to conduct interactive data analytics designed for data scientists. Synthesys Notebook enables local exploration of data and import/export of results from Synthesys analytics to a range of third party databases and visualization tools.
  • Self-service model training with Synthesys Trainer provides an intuitive interface that enables non-technical users to train new analytical models according to the language and tasks that are relevant to their domain. In addition, the Annotator tool visualizes and facilitates NLP and metadata annotations in textual data.
  • A simpler yet more robust distributed architecture, making deployments quicker, more cost-effective, more extensible and easier to integrate with partner solutions. 
  • Support for Elasticsearch for high performance indexing and data exploration across multiple Hadoop distributions, including Cloudera Enterprise, HortonWorks and MapR.

According to Bill DiPietro, vice president of product management at Digital Reasoning, “Synthesys 4 will boost the adoption of cognitive computing technology by giving customers more flexibility and transparency into how the system learns from context, as well as better tools to explore the output of its cognitive algorithms and the knowledge graph. We are especially excited to expand into the area of Entity Behavior Analytics, combining the analysis of structured and unstructured data into a person-centric, prioritized profile that can be used to predict employees at risk for insider threats. These enriched profiles also represent valuable, holistic insights into customers, patients and physicians across use cases ranging from customer intelligence to clinical surveillance, and investigations into fraud, waste and abuse.”

“Digital Reasoning delivers cutting-edge cognitive computing solutions to some of the world's most forward-looking customers. With the combination of Synthesys 4 and Elasticsearch, users and customers of Synthesys gain unprecedented capabilities to understand, explore and exploit valuable sources of unstructured data in real-time,” said Gaurav Gupta, vice president, products at Elastic.

As a further recognition of its success, Digital Reasoning has been cited as a “Leader” in The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2016. By continually learning from context, Synthesys reveals insights that normally go undetected, helping to avoid the “I-don’t-know-what-I-don’t-know” problem of most other analytics tools. The Wave process is regarded as the gold standard for independent evaluations of technology. Forrester’s evaluation is supported by other independent third-party verification of Synthesys’ accuracy in text mining and text analytics.

“Congratulations to Digital Reasoning on being recognized as a leader in Big Data Text Analytics,” said Valerie Bannert-Thurner, head of risk & surveillance solutions, Nasdaq. “We are excited to be working with Digital Reasoning and its award-winning technology as we build on Synthesys 4 to deliver the next generation of surveillance and monitoring technology to our clients worldwide.”

“The compelling outcomes our customers in healthcare, government and financial services are achieving every day is a humbling reminder of the potential our technology has to improve their worlds,” said Tim Estes, CEO at Digital Reasoning. “It’s a new era where software must learn and improve to meet the missions and needs of our customers. Synthesys 4 is the biggest step in our company's history to make that a reality. Through it we are delivering the most compelling and novel applications of cognitive computing in partnership with our customers and are making this world better and safer in the process.”

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