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Deep Content on Tour

I have just returned from presenting Deep Content on both coasts of North America at the TAUS Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon and the 32nd Localization World in Montréal, Canada.

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Deep Content is the combination of natural language processing (NLP) tools and Linked Data. Services such as terminology spotting, Named Entity Recognition (NER) and machine translation can consume and produce data in a common protocol called Natural Language Processing Interchange Format (NIF). A digital text document is sent to each of the services either individually or sequentially in a pipeline. Entities identified by the various services are passed to a graph query service which searches for related information. Finally all of this data is used to enrich the document.

Deep Content uses open standards and enriched content can be serialized as valid HTML 5 and made available as any other page on the web.

We are currently running some beta pilot projects with customers and I’ll post on their results soon. If you’d like to know more leave a comment.

Here Comes the Summer

I have bombarded myself with JavaScript for the last three weeks driven by a feeling of inadequacy. Not that I’m incapable of writing it or unable to decipher fairly terse blocks of it. It’s just that I don’t have much of a requirement to use it on a daily basis and so I don’t feel fluent in it. Others seem to be using it just about everywhere. Following a tweet (I can’t remember who you were but thanks) I watched Douglas Crockford’s Pluralsight course entitled “JavaScript the Good Parts“. This course is quite a departure from the normal Pluralsight format in that it is a video of Douglas giving a live presentation rather than a hidden teacher narrating over a series of learning modules. The course was enlightening, interesting and frightening. Scary in respect of JavaScript being designed and implemented within such a short space of time, its sometimes quirky features (to whit the treble equals ‘===’) and yet its ubiquitous adoption.I then took a look at AngularJS. I’m interested in frameworks which simplify the presentation and state management of data which is retrieved via http. Despite my wariness of JavaScript I was really impressed by its clean structure, ease of assimilation and flexible integration patterns with ASP.NET MVC. Finally I went on a whistle-stop tour of Breeze and Jasmine.
I’ve been out and about as much as possible recently too. During transport from location to location I have been trying to re-kindle old interests like computer graphics and colour. Therefore spent some time looking at POV-Ray, Color Scheme Designer, Paletton, Adobe Kuler, PaintStrap, Lavish and GraphViz.
I attended the 7th Multilingual Web Workshop in Madrid this week. The city reminded me a lot of London in terms of architectural style and scale, transport and points of interest. The University is massive. The event dinner was at Posada de la Villa and the lamb was possibly the best I’ve ever tasted in a restaurant.
We got great feedback from the reviewers of our Multilingual Web – Language Technologies European Union funded project. I hope this stands us in good stead to receive funding for our recently submitted Horizon 2020 ICT-15 proposal.
I do occasionally go off grid and get out onto the water. The weather hasn’t been too bad and so I was able to get out a couple of times. As the skipper of the yacht I go out on said: “I knew you’d be ringing as soon as it was May”. Finally I will be presenting at FEISGILLT and Localization World in June in Dublin.

Two Presentations in the Valley

Last week I gave two presentations in Silicon Valley: “Okapi Ocelot – Okapi’s New Editor” at the Localization World Using Standards to Improve Workflow pre-conference day and “Using Open Standards to Automate Quality Management” at the TAUS Translation Quality Evaluation Summit.

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I didn’t get to many of the Localization World Conference sessions but did have plenty of interesting conversations with industry friends.