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Posted: February 23, 2017

Smartlogic Named in Top 62 Companies for Text Analytics

by Ann Kelly

Predictive Analytics Today names Smartlogic's Semaphore one of 62 top software platforms for text analysis, text mining and text analytics.

Whether you’re in Healthcare, Life Sciences Energy or Financial Services, you need to effectively gather, share and use information to improve operational efficiency, drive profitability and minimize risk. The information to drive analytics is found in unstructured texts, it’s locked up in multiple silos and the vocabulary used is group, department and organization specific. In order to stay in business organizations must have a complete and accurate picture of their organization.

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Posted: January 24, 2017

Life Sciences organizations use Semaphore to solve real business challenges

by Ann Kelly

In today’s marketplace, Life Sciences companies face many challenges; development costs are skyrocketing, government regulation and reporting requirements are changing and directors and boards are demanding profitability for their shareholders. At the same time, they’re inundated with increasing volumes of structured and unstructured information from a wide variety of sources in multiple formats at a velocity that continues to rise.

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Posted: January 23, 2017

Smartlogic Semaphore Training Opportunity

by Ann Kelly

Smartlogic will be hosting online training for their Semaphore ontology management, classification and search tools beginning the week of March 27th, 2017. This virtual training course is a 4-week, online, self-paced series of video training, student exercises and instructor interaction to introduce participants to the core product functionality.

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Posted: January 17, 2017

Firefighting with Big Data

by Ann Kelly

On any given day, fire fighters are presented with multiple rescue and firefighting situations. Often first on the scene and the only responder with the necessary tools and training to manage the situation, having the right information to make critical decisions that save property and lives is key to their success.

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Posted: January 10, 2017

The Semantics of Semaphore

by Ann Kelly

In today’s enterprise, unstructured information has become one of the most valuable assets of the organization and its rate of growth is staggering. The need to extract information from internal and external sources and integrate it into existing systems for use in key business decisions is critical to successful business outcomes. 

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Posted: December 27, 2016

Semaphore brings innovative solutions to the healthcare industry

by Ann Kelly

Key decisions in healthcare are dependent on the availability and integration of a diverse set of information sources; patient records, physician’s notes, lab results, claim data as well as professional journals. This important information is stored in disparate information repositories, in multiple formats and uses organization, department or group specific language and vocabulary.

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Posted: December 21, 2016

Semaphore finds its way to Financial Conduct Authority hackathon with JWG

by Ann Kelly

Today, financial services organizations need solid information in order to make decisions that drive positive organization, stakeholder and customer outcomes. As the volume of data flowing into financial organizations continues to increase, the ability to rapidly access, manage and make sense of it in order to improve information management, comply with regulatory requirements and transform information into products and services is key to managing risk and improving ROI.

Experts estimate the cost of regulatory compliance in the financial services industry in the UK will reach approximately £17 billion over the next 10 years. Brexit and any efforts to change or eliminate Dodd Frank in the U.S. will exacerbate the issue as changing regulations will only increase workloads.

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Posted: December 12, 2016

Crisis Text Line uses Big Data to Save Lives

by Irene

Nancy Lubin, former CEO of Do Something.org and founder of The Crisis Text Line (CTL) has found a way to help people in crisis and at the same time, leverage the information found in text messages to provide valuable insight to schools, researchers, mental health practitioners and non-profits to help those in need. Crisis Text Line is the first and only national, 24/7 crisis-intervention hotline to conduct its conversations exclusively via text message. Quietly launched in 2013 in Chicago and El Paso, their market grew to incorporate all 295 area codes in the US in 4 months with no marketing.

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