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Oracle Proposes Removing Nashorn from Java ‘Because it’s hard.’

When Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems and thus took over custody of the Java programming language, many of us in the community were concerned that Oracle’s tendency towards side-tracking projects it didn’t find profitable would affect the venerable language. We’ve not been proven wrong. In it’s latest lazy, bone-headed move, the decision to remove Nashorn from […]

kmcowan 16 August, 2018 0

Community Alert: A Customizable 911 Emergency Alert System

  The most valuable things many people have in life are home and family.   Indeed, we spend our lives working to make the perfect home environment, only to have it whisked away as the result of a single emergency.  These days, city/county alert systems tend to be 0ver-burdened, and you don’t always know how long […]

kmcowan 7 August, 2018 0

IBM Global Services: A Case Study in Predictive Analytics

Use Case: A Global parts and services company has branches with teams all over the world.  Providing efficient servicing for these teams requires the coordination of Service Level Agreement (SLA) constraints, part availability from hundreds of downstream, supply chain vendors, and the available staff, taking into consideration union and federal regulations. It desires a system that […]

kmcowan 1 August, 2018 0

Case Study: Sphere and the Case of Contextually Related Content.

We began working with related content provider Sphere over a decade ago.  Sphere was the nexus between thousands of “long-tail” bloggers (E.g. private individuals) and high-volume news sites like CNN, Time and the Wall St. Journal.  Personally, I would say that it was easily one of my most exciting opportunities.  Working there, you really felt […]

Why a ‘Research’ Engine is better than Search.

Why would you want to use a Research Engine over a Search Engine?  The answer is simple:  You want a more in-depth answer than a search engine could ever provide.  When we first started showing our platform to the world, the first thing we heard was:  “Oh, okay, so you’re a search engine.” Well, no, […]

kmcowan 27 July, 2018 2

HAIDIE: Heuristic Analytics Integrated Data Interpretation Engine

HAIDIE — Heuristic Analytics Integrated Data Interpretation Engine In metaphorical terms, HAIDIE rules the roost.  It uses near-real-time Machine Learning coupled with the persisted Deep Learning data provided by EMPATHS to predict highly-relevant responses to your question.   We do this via a set of proprietary cross-validation algorithms coupled with industry standard TF*IDF and BM25.  Under […]

TAME: Truly Asynchronous Messaging Environment

When we talk about asynchronous communication on the internet, we’re not really talking about pure asynchronicity.   When a JavaScript client makes a standard AJAX request, it is waiting for a response — a single response — and that completes that particular communication event.  The reason this is called “asynchronous” is because it happens after the […]

kmcowan 26 July, 2018 0

Capture Club Predictive Research Engine Architecture

We are NOT a Search Engine.  We are a Research Engine. Over the years, we have developed a fast, robust, resource-friendly, distributed framework for handling near-real-time Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics. From a high-level, our architecture looks like this: External datasources (E.g. websites, documents, file systems, etc) are ingested using our proprietary Indexing Engine, and […]

Natural Language Processing

Natural language processing is the process of identifying semantic elements contained in text.  Basically,  provide context to works in a sentence.  Semantic elements are usually extracted using a sentence structure that defines elements such as nouns and verbs.   But what if your content is a just a “utterance” or incomplete sentence that has no punctuation or capitalization?  […]