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Here’s Another Option for Hadoop Enterprise Search

Aug 8, 2014 |

The software stacks of many Hadoop distributions feature Apache Lucene and Solr as the enterprise search component. But the folks at the French firm Sinequa say Hadoop customers will get more actual work done–and quickly analyze massive amounts of poly-structured data from dozens of other sources in multiple languages–by using its enterprise search solution. Hadoop, machine learning algorithms, and graph databases may get most of the headlines in our big data world, but good old search engines continue to be Read more…

Deep Neural Networks Power Big Gains in Speech Recognition

May 30, 2014 |

Ten years ago, Bill Gates declared speech recognition as one of the “holy grails” of computing challenges that would fall within the next decade. Right on cue, Microsoft this week revealed that its research in deep neural networks and machine translation have yielded major advances in the field, the results of which will be included in a new real-time language translation product for Skype expected by December. Microsoft Research has been working on speech recognition and related topics in the Read more…

Array Databases: The Next Big Thing in Data Analytics?

Apr 9, 2014 |

There’s no lack of database choices when it comes to building your next big data analytics platform. Relational data stores, column-oriented databases, in-memory data grids, graph databases, scale-out NewSQL systems, and Hadoop will all get time in the sun. But according to database pioneer Mike Stonebraker, none of these hold a candle to array databases when it comes to running complex analytics on big data sets.

Astrophysics: The Icing on the Big Data Cake

Jan 31, 2014 |

According to Dr. Kirk Borne, Professor of Astrophysics and Computational Science at George Mason University, astrophysics data challenges represent some of the wider problems in big data. Dr. Borne embraces data science with boundless enthusiasm. Dr. Borne recently shared about his astrophysics work and offered a unique perspective on the current state of big data.

Earthquake Science Makes Headway in Big Data Era

Jan 17, 2014 |

The magnitude 6.7 earthquake that hit the Los Angeles area 20 years ago today surprised everybody. Not because temblors aren’t a regular occurrence in fault-riddled Southern California. But because the particular fault that triggered the quake was hidden and had not been identified. The chances of that occurring today are slim, thanks in part to much better instrumentation and data collection.

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Gauging Human Emotions at the Stroke of a Key

Aug 22, 2014 |

Indian researchers using text pattern analysis and “keystroke dynamics” claim they have designed a computer program that can accurately recognize a computer user’s emotions. “Depending on the emotion,” the researchers claimed, they accurately recognized and “emotional states” most of the time, indeed with great precision: 87 percent. Writing in the journal Behavior & Information Technology, a team of Indian researchers asked volunteer typists to note their emotional state after typing “fixed” text along with prescribed intervals of regular computer use. Read more…

Databases Used to Trace Western Migrations

Aug 15, 2014 |

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas used three databases of “notable individuals” over the last 2,000 years to trace western migration patterns. While Rome remained the cultural center of the European continent through the early Middle Ages, the researchers also found that Paris, locations in what is now the Netherlands and northern Italy were among the emerging cities that attracted European intellectuals and those elites who’s birth and death records made it into the databases. According to the Read more…

DARPA Seeks to Leapfrog Big Data with ‘Big Mechanisms’

Jul 31, 2014 |

A Defense Department research program seeks to “leapfrog” advanced big data analytics by developing automated search technologies that could help explain the causes and effects that drive complex systems. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is credited with developing the Internet’s basic architecture, launched its “big mechanism” initiative earlier this year that aims to develop automated tools that could uncover causal models hidden in big data. The classic example of a big mechanism is the 1854 map of Read more…

GraphLabs Wises Up Machine Learning Platform

Jul 16, 2014 |

GraphLabs Inc., a machine learning startup, rolled out a new software platform this week it says will bring expanded machine-learning capabilities to enterprises struggling to find data scientists. The GraphLab Create 1.0 platform is said to automate key aspects of advanced big data analytics so a diverse range of companies can use machine learning to squeeze more business intelligence out of operational and other data. Seattle-based GraphLabs also claims its Create platform is the first to apply advanced machine learning Read more…

As Pollution Worsens, China Turns to Big Data

Jul 8, 2014 |

You’ve got to see, smell, feel Beijing’s smog to believe it. Looking out a high window of a tall building, the air is opaque. Despite rules against them, vendors cook and sell food on side streets using charcoal grills. Prevailing winds from the Gobi Desert distribute dust throughout the sprawling capital. The desert dust along with particulates from high-sulfur coal burned in the city’s power plants prompt car owners to brush off their vehicles the way we might clear snow Read more…

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SAS Analytics Uncovers New Heart Attack Treatments That Extend Survival Rates

Jul 29, 2014 |

CARY, N.C., July 29 – Wake County (NC) heart attack victims have a better chance at survival thanks to new, analytics-driven recommendations from the county’s Emergency Medical Services. Based on a data analysis project conducted by the SAS Advanced Analytics Lab for State and Local Government, Wake County EMS changed its recommendations for how long to conduct CPR on cardiac arrest patients. Wake County EMS presented the findings at the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) annual meeting, where the paper was recognized as Read more…

ANSYS and GE Aviation to Collaborate

May 7, 2014 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn., May 7 –  ANSYS and GE Aviation are deepening their long-standing strategic relationship by establishing a new joint technology collaboration agreement that will help solve future engineering challenges and drive product development processes in a world of smart products and big data. Both organizations recognize the value of cutting-edge research and are jointly aligned in their desire to spur innovation by creatively applying simulation to the manufacturing and industrial space. ANSYS and GE Aviation will work together over a range of applications Read more…

Airbus to Collaborate with A*STAR

Feb 18, 2014 |

Aerospace company Airbus has sealed a research collaboration with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Singapore last week.

Tabor Communications and nGage Events Announce Leverage Big Data Summit

Feb 4, 2014 |

Tabor Communications Inc. (TCI), and nGage Events today announced the Leverage Big Data 2014 Summit which will be held May 20-22, 2014 at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, CA in North San Diego County.

HP Brings Advanced Customer Analytics to Marketers

Oct 16, 2013 |

HP Autonomy today unveiled the HP Digital Marketing Hub, a new solution that enables marketers to deliver compelling and personalized experiences based on real-time analysis of diverse and massive volumes of information across multiple customer touch points.