JZ Liszkiewics: Food Chains — Slavery & Abuse in America’s Food Production & Processing

In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of …

Stephen E. Arnold: Elastisearch Open Source Rules Search — Bulldozing Content Processing

Elasticsearch: Bulldozing Content Processing When I left the intelligence conference in Prague, there were a number of companies in my graphic about open source search. When I got off the airplane, I edited my slide. Looks to me as if Elasticsearch has just bulldozed the search and content sector, commercialized open source group. I would …

Stephen E. Arnold: US Government Content Processing – A Case Study

US Government Content Processing: A Case Study I know that the article “Sinkhole of Bureaucracy” is an example of a single case example. Nevertheless, the write up tickled my funny bone. With fancy technology, USA.gov, and the hyper modern content processing systems used in many Federal agencies, reality is stranger than science fiction. This passage …

Review (Guest): Scripting Intelligence – Web 3.0 Information Gathering and Processing

Mark Watson 4.0 out of 5 stars Ruby-centric tutorials on Semantic Web, Natural Language Processing, and Large-Scale Data Storage and Processing Technologies July 4, 2009 ByTechie Evan This four-part book is focused on programming techniques and technologies that in the author’s opinion can help next generation web applications handle data more “intelligently”. The code samples …

SmartPlanet: Google Planning to Dominate Ubiquitous Sensor Processing

Why Google bought robot-maker Boston Dynamics Google has bought Boston Dynamics, the maker of futuristic military-grade robots including the galloping “WildCat” and the Sandflea, which can jump more than nine metres into the air. Boston Dynamics is the eighth robotics company Google has purchased in the past six months. CBC business commentator Kevin O’Leary, chair …

Stephen E. Arnold: Content Processing SUCKS

Next Generation Content Processing: Tail Fins and Big Data Posted: 18 Aug 2013 03:11 PM PDT Note: I wrote this for Homeland Security Today. It will appear when the site works out its production problems. As background, check out “The Defense Department Thinks Troves of Personal Data Pose a National Security Threat.” If the Big …

Patrick Meier: Automatic Processing of Tweets & Crowd-Sourced Reports

Automatically Classifying Crowdsourced Election Reports As part of QCRI’s Artificial Intelligence for Monitoring Elections (AIME) project, I liaised with Kaggle to work with a top notch Data Scientist to carry out a proof of concept study. As I’ve blogged in the past, crowdsourced election monitoring projects are starting to generate “Big Data” which cannot be managed …

Stephen E. Arnold: Multi-Lingual Precision Text-Processing

Rosoka An Interview with Mike Sorah EXTRACT: Can you give me an example? Yes, one of our clients uses Cassandra Hadoop as the organization’s search engine. It took them less than 30 minutes to integrate Rosoka and make all of the names, organizations, and their relationships directly searchable. Before that they would have had to …

Patrick Meier: Crisis Tweets – Natural Language Processing to the Rescue?

Crisis Tweets: Natural Language Processing to the Rescue? My colleagues at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have been doing some very interesting applied research on automatically extracting “situational awareness” from tweets generated during crises. As is increasingly recognized by many in the humanitarian space, Twitter can at times be an important source of relevant information. The …