Idibon News / September 1st, 2015
By Rob Munro

Thank you, 2015 interns!

As the summer closes, we thank the interns who joined Idibon this year! We had thirteen people join us, all current/recent students from UC Berkeley, Duke, MIT, Northwestern, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois, Stanford, Swarthmore, and Tufts. They impacted every part of the business from data-science to engineering, product, marketing, and sales,…

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Natural Language Processing / August 24th, 2015
By Rob Munro

Compositional Deep Learning: Chris Manning at Idibon

It was a delight to host Chris Manning, an advisor of Idibon’s, at our offices last week. Chris spoke about recent advances in NLP using Deep Learning, an old but recently popular form of machine learning. Machine Intelligence Beyond Words If we want to develop true artificial intelligence, we need to take the knowledge of…

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Natural Language Processing / August 21st, 2015
By Olga Korobova

Top 10 criteria for selecting a text analytics system

Every day, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of unstructured data shared in the world. Successful brands receive tens of thousands of text communications daily. These include tweets, Facebook posts, emails, text messages, forum and blog comments, product reviews and complaints, etc. The amount of information is overwhelming, and having human analysts process all of this data…

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Culture / August 20th, 2015
By Tyler Schnoebelen

Emoji use: Who, where, how

Emoji are on the rise. People on their smartphones and on social media use emoji to add a visual key to their message. Today, emoji are being used in advertising, in the courtroom, and even in recent political campaigns. To learn more about how emoji are being used in the business world, you can check out…

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Natural Language Processing / August 6th, 2015
By Matthew Crane

Bringing sentiment analysis into the real world: Chris Potts at Idibon

It’s long been known that sarcasm, metaphors, and complex sentence structure can all confound sentiment analysis models. When we try to make predictions about texts in isolation, we lose the social context and the personal history of the author, both of which can be strong predictors of sentiment. Professor Chris Potts, Associate Professor of Linguistics…

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Culture / August 3rd, 2015
By Bolor Turmunkh and Olga Korobova

The people’s voice: Why is McDonald’s closing in Russia?

On August 31, 1990, the McDonald’s corporation opened its very first store in Russia on Moscow’s Pushkin Square. This was the largest McDonald’s store in the world at the time, with 28 cash registers and a capacity of 700 customers. The Pushkin Square store beat the record number of inaugural sales with 30,000 customers, and…

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Natural Language Processing / July 31st, 2015
By Charissa Plattner

Ketchup, potato chips, and linguistics: Dan Jurafsky on the language of food

How does the evolution of ketchup over the past two thousand years relate to innovation in the computational linguistics world over the past three decades?  Last week, Professor Dan Jurafsky, a Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science at Stanford University discussed this and many other food-related topics at our office. To get the full story,…

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