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Day: May 20, 2020

Luminoso announces enhancements to open data semantic network

Luminoso, who turn unstructured text data into business-critical insights, announced the newest features of ConceptNet, an open data semantic network whose development is led by Luminoso Chief Science Officer Robyn Speer. ConceptNet originated from MIT Media Lab’s Open Mind Common Sense project more than two decades ago, and the semantic network is now used in AI applications around the world. ConceptNet is cited in more than 700 AI papers in Google Scholar, and its API is queried over 500,000 times per day from more than 1,000 unique IPs. Luminoso has incorporated ConceptNet into its proprietary natural language understanding technology, QuickLearn 2.0. ConceptNet 5.8 features:

Continuous deployment: ConceptNet is now set up with continuous integration using Jenkins and deployment using AWS Terraform, which will make it faster to deploy new versions of the semantic network and easier for others to set up mirrors of the API.

Additional curation of crowd-sourced data: ConceptNet’s developers have filtered entries from Wiktionary that were introducing hateful terminology to ConceptNet without its context. This is part of their ongoing effort to prevent human biases and prejudices from being built into language models. ConceptNet 5.8 has also updated its Wiktionary parser so that it can handle updated versions of the French and German-language Wiktionary projects.

HTTPS support: Developers can now reach ConceptNet’s website and API over HTTPS, improving data transfer security for applications using ConceptNet.

http://blog.conceptnet.io/posts/2020/conceptnet-58/, https://luminoso.com/how-it-works

Microsoft open sources Fluid Framework – announces Fluid Workspaces and Fluid Components for Office 365

Microsoft introduced the first way for end users to experience the Fluid Framework in Microsoft 365 with the upcoming availability in preview of Fluid Workspaces and Fluid Components. Fluid Workspaces and Components work like the web to bring the right level of context and connection as well as seamlessly capture follow-ups in-line and edit action items with an entire team. Fluid Components and Fluid Workspaces will become available in more places over time. This initial public preview includes basic text, tables, lists, agendas and action items. These Fluid components will be available for creation in Outlook for the web and Office.com. Microsoft also announced the Fluid Framework will be made open source and hosted as a repository available on GitHub in the next month, allowing developers and creators to use infrastructure from Fluid Framework in their own applications. Coupled with the release of additional developer documentation and tooling, developers can work alongside Microsoft to create and evolve Fluid Framework as it is developed. Developers can take advantage of JavaScript APIs that give them access to collaborative, shared data structures which can be used to power collaborative experiences. They also can create Fluid components — elements that can be reused within Microsoft 365 and across applications. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/05/19/microsoft-teams-fluid-framework-new-microsoft-365/

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