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Month: June 2022 (Page 2 of 3)

Sinequa adds neural search to Search Cloud

Enterprise search provider Sinequa announced the addition of advanced neural search capabilities to its Search Cloud Platform, for better relevance and accuracy to enterprises. As an optional capability of Sinequa’s Search Cloud platform, Neural Search uses four deep learning language models. These models are pre-trained and ready to use in combination with Sinequa’s Natural Language Processing (NLP) and semantic search.

Sinequa optimized the models and collaborated with the Microsoft Azure and NVIDIA AI/ML teams to deliver a high performance, cost-efficient infrastructure to support intensive Neural Search workloads without a huge carbon footprint. Neural Search is optimized for Microsoft Azure and the latest NVIDIA A10 or A100 Tensor Core GPUs to efficiently process large amounts of unstructured data as well as user queries.

Sinequa’s Neural Search improves relevance and is often able to directly answer natural language questions. It does this with deep neural nets that go beyond word-based search to better leverage meaning and context. Sinequa’s Search Cloud platform combines neural search with its extensive NLP and statistical search. This unified approach provides more accurate and comprehensive search results across a broader range of content and use cases.

Gilbane Advisor 6-15-22 — LinkBERT, VALHALLA, text networks

This week we feature articles from Lauren Hinkel, and Michihiro Yasunaga, Jure Leskovec, & Percy Liang.

Additional reading comes from Antoine Craske, Petr Korab, and Ben Lorica & Kenn So.

News comes from Crafter, Siteimprove, MongoDB, and Foxit.

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Opinion / Analysis

LinkBERT: improving language model training with document link

A challenge with most common LM pretraining strategies is that they model a single document at a time. That is, one would split a text corpus into a list of documents and draw training instances for LMs from each document independently. Treating each document independently may pose limitations because documents often have rich dependencies with each other… Models that train without these dependencies may fail to capture knowledge or facts that are spread across multiple documents.

Michihiro Yasunaga, Jure Leskovec, & Percy Liang describe LinkBERT, a pretaining method that builds a graph of multiple documents with link information to address this limitation. Links to the paper and code are included. (9 min).

Hallucinating to better text translation

Moving from Stanford to MIT and UC San Diego… Lauren Hinkel describes another machine learning enhancement method focused on improving language translation by using a transformer that “hallucinates” an image based on text that is then used for multimodal translation. (4 min).

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Content technology news

CrafterCMS releases version 4.0S

Includes new content management and authoring capabilities that enable composability of all types of content-rich digital experiences.

MongoDB unveils vision for a developer data platform

Providing development teams with a wider set of use cases, servicing more of the data lifecycle, optimizing for modern architectures…

Siteimprove launches Prepublish

Siteimprove Prepublish technology to make it easier for marketing departments to optimize content within their DXP or CMS.

Foxit integrates PDF Editor with Microsoft Teams and Office 365

Teams and Office 365 Integration to allow delivery of PDF documents with increased speed and collaboration.

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Snowflake launches Unistore

Snowflake announced the launch of Unistore, a new workload that expands the capabilities of Snowflake and delivers a modern approach to working with transactional and analytical data together in a single platform. Unistore extends the Snowflake Data Cloud to streamline and simplify the development of transactional applications, while providing consistent governance, performance, and scale to customers.

Transactional and analytical data have typically been siloed, creating complexities when moving data between systems and hindering the speed required for modern development. With Unistore, teams can expand the Data Cloud to include transactional use cases such as application state and data serving. As a part of Unistore, Snowflake is introducing Hybrid Tables, which offer fast single-row operations and allow customers to build transactional business applications directly on Snowflake. Hybrid Tables, currently in private preview, enable customers to perform swift analytics on transactional data for immediate context, and join Hybrid Tables with existing Snowflake Tables for a holistic view across all data. Unistore and Hybrid Tables enable customers to build transactional applications with the same simplicity and performance they’re used to with Snowflake, and a unified approach to data governance and security.

Adobe announces new Adobe Analytics services

Adobe announced new services in Adobe Analytics, delivering a single workspace for brands to unify data and insights across all media types. Adobe also introduced a new service to transition data from other analytics products while preserving historical compliance with regulations such as Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Streaming media: Adobe is introducing new capabilities for brands to understand how streaming fits into the overall customer journey. Through Customer Journey Analytics (CJA), teams can tie digital media consumption to engagement on other channels like social media, websites and offline channels.

Seamlessly bring data together: With the bulk data insertion API now available, teams can move or activate any volume of historical data into Adobe Analytics. It covers any online or offline channel, allowing brands to transition data sources from point-of-sale devices, CRM systems and mobile applications.

Intelligent data mapping: Adobe Analytics is providing flexibility for brands to bypass the data migration preparation work while avoiding data destruction. As data comes through, Adobe Analytics preserves the underlying structure, and also suggests new ways to measure the customer journey. Brands can also retroactively apply dimensions to historical data, such as new attribution models.

Canto unveils Media Delivery Cloud

Canto, a provider of digital asset management (DAM) software, released Media Delivery Cloud, a new solution that enables customers to directly connect images from their Canto library to their website, e-commerce platform and other content distribution platforms. With Media Delivery Cloud, companies can deliver images in real time at a global scale – reducing duplicate work between creative and web teams, eliminating the need to create and store duplicate assets, while optimizing web load times.

By publishing assets directly to e-commerce and web, Media Delivery Cloud enables brands to accelerate their digital asset supply chain and ensure consistency across markets. Media Delivery Cloud enables brands to:

  • Automate publication of digital assets directly from your Canto library to your website or e-commerce platform
  • View locally hosted content from servers close to users, with faster page load times and a better end-user experience
  • Remove duplication and cut down on storage costs by displaying a single asset in different formats
  • Auto-resize and crop imagery in the formats needed, removing the burden on creative teams

CAI releases digital content provenance tools

The Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) released a suite of open-source developer tools – implementing the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA) specification released earlier this year to enable a broad developer community to integrate content provenance across web, desktop, or mobile projects, regardless of their location or level of technical depth with the comprehensive C2PA technical specification. The three tools are:

  • JavaScript SDK – This UI toolkit includes everything developers need to create rich, browser-based experiences displaying content credentials.
  • C2PA Tool – Developers can install this utility to create, verify, and explore content credentials on their command line, or wrap it into a service to quickly equip their processes to interact with content provenance.
  • Rust SDK – Developers can build custom applications across desktop, mobile, and services that create, verify, and display content credentials directly via our powerful Rust library.

CAI Releases Suite of Open-Source Tools to Advance Digital Content Provenance

Umbraco teams with Microsoft

Umbraco announced a strategic agreement with Microsoft to extend the reach of Umbraco’s flexible and open source content management system (CMS) built on Microsoft .NET and strengthen its position in the Azure Marketplace, an online store built around Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.

Listed on the Azure marketplace are Umbraco Cloud and Umbraco Heartcore, the company’s headless CMS. These technologies are at the core of Umbraco’s composable digital experience platform (DXP), which lets companies integrate best-of-breed applications or tools with the CMS to design the digital experiences that fit their organization’s needs instead of deploying a monolithic suite comprised of multiple MarTech technologies all integrated into one suite purchased from one vendor. As a composable DXP, the solutions, including Umbraco Cloud, work together via APIs to flexibly deliver content and customized digital experiences to customers.

Siteimprove launches Prepublish

Siteimprove, announced the launch of Siteimprove Prepublish, technology that provides digital marketers with data and analytics to help ensure website content is error-free, optimized for SEO and accessibility, and aligned with brand standards. Bringing these together on a single platform as a CMS plugin or an API, Prepublish protects the quality of a brand’s website content before it goes live.

The Siteimprove Platform includes three solutions that support marketing departments, web teams and CMOs to deliver optimized content performance across marketing channel:

  • Marketing Performance. Intelligent insights are served daily across organic and paid search (SEO and ad insights, simplified Quality Score analysis, structured budget optimization, website speed) to ensure visibility and growth. Workflow integration with CMS/DXPs provides a seamless experience for marketing teams. Siteimprove works integrates with Optimizely, Adobe Experience Manager, Drupal, Tridion, Sitecore and Sitefinity.
  • Digital Inclusivity. Siteimprove Prepublish provides instant insights into accessibility issues and actionable recommendations in a single view, ensuring a brand’s content is in line with accessibility guidelines and regulations.
  • Content Experience. On-page SEO diagnostics pinpoint where brands can fine-tune their content with recommendations for SEO success. Customizable company policies give instant visibility into any violations of brand guidelines for a stronger brand presence.

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