Jason Beck in Blog on October 19, 2012
Refine data automatically for comprehension
The amount of data companies can collect and use has spiked in recent years. This information has obvious value to its owners and is being touted as a new resource, as much a value signifier as oil. Of course, this data is not orderly and structured. The new value companies are discovering lies in sources like text, formats that traditional systems cannot process. With a format unreadable by old business intelligence technology and a [...]
Dave Danielson in Blog on September 25, 2012
This past week, I had the opportunity to speak at the MMSDA conference in Alexandria, VA. The 16th annual Medicare and Medicaid Statistics and Data Analysis (MMSDA) Conference was held in old town Alexandria. This was a great collection of over a hundred of the leading statisticians from around the country who are working hard to identify fraud and waste. This conference was full of some excellent work by some leading experts who were working to identify fraud techniques that [...]
Tim Estes in Blog on December 21, 2011
There’s a great deal of talk about “big data” today. If you walk into an AT&T store near you, you may see the statistics of users sending over 3 Billion text messages a day or over 250 million tweets. Compare that to closer to 100 million or less tweets a day a year or two ago, and it’s daunting how rapidly the volume of digital information is increasing. A mobile phone without expandable storage frustrates users who want to keep [...]
Jason Beck in Blog on December 6, 2011
I recently sat down with James Gardner to discuss Big Data and the promise of Automated Understanding. James is a senior research scientist, and a doctoral candidate at Emory University, who works principally in the area of natural language processing – from tokenization to named entity extraction, entity resolution, fact extraction and relationship extraction.
Since his undergraduate studies, James has been interested in Artificial Intelligence. That interest extended to natural language processing and machine learning, which he saw could [...]
Jason Beck in Blog on October 17, 2011
I recently returned from a year-long deployment to eastern Afghanistan where I commanded a detachment and provided direct support to both Combined Joint Task Force-101 (CJTF-101) and CJTF-1, which were led by the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division and the 1st Cavalry Division respectively. I spent the better part of the past year traveling throughout the 14 provinces, which comprised the Regional Command East. Whether on combat patrols with my forward teams or planning back at Bagram Airfield I learned [...]
Jason Beck in Blog on October 6, 2011
Making technology beautiful. Making technology for everyone.
On the passing of Steve Jobs, I find myself surprisingly moved for someone I did not know personally. The extent of my relationship to Steve Jobs is that I was one of those hundreds or thousands that sent an email to Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org in 2004 and he wrote back (unexpectedly) to start a brief chat. At the time he was battling pancreatic cancer, but he still found time to send back a note to [...]
Dave Danielson in Blog on September 11, 2011
“IT WAS the best of times, it was the worst of times”
There is no story of us without the story of 9/11. Even ten years after, words should be sparing. Our memories still speak to us more vividly than any writing.
The day was singular because all of us shared something that day where it did not matter our differences for a while after that morning. We were all on notice that the simple fact that we were Americans [...]
Dave Danielson in Blog on September 9, 2011
The Nashville Journal reporter Nevin Batiwalla interviewed Tim Estes this week asking how the events of 9/11 changed Digital Reasoning. Highlights of Tim’s commentary can be found below but the full article can be read by following link here. Excerpts from the article continue…
The way many companies did business changed in an instant on Sept. 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks ushered in an era of fear and uncertainty for government and businesses. Contingency planning for emergencies and disasters took [...]