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Syncro Soft releases Oxygen Content Fusion version 5.0

Version 5.0 of Oxygen Content Fusion is the latest release for the collaboration platform that is designed to improve any documentation review process. Some of the most interesting features added in the latest version include a new Search side-view that enables searches throughout all files in a task, various user interface improvements that offer Content Fusion a more modern look and feel, and the ability to mention other collaborators in review comments.

The embedded visual editor that is based upon Oxygen XML Web Author technology was updated to include the new features and improvements that were added in the recently released Web Author 24.1.0. Some of its most important additions include performance optimizations for the concurrent editing feature and a new Find/Replace tab that makes it possible to see all search results without needing to scroll through the document.

Also, it is now possible for technical writers to open files sent for review directly from Oxygen XML Editor/Author to make changes or to apply a transformation scenario on the DITA map. To this end, new actions were introduced in Oxygen XML Editor/Author that enable you to open task files or the context map specified for a task.

https://www.oxygenxml.com/content_fusion/whats_new.html

Gilbane Advisor 5-25-22 — ML model risks, time series databases

This week we feature articles from Pete Warden, and Kovid Rathee.

Additional reading comes from Ng Wai Foong, Sean Hollister, Rand Fishkin, and Kevin Indig.

News comes from Franz, Finch Computing, Komprise, and MerlinOne.

Reminder: If you’ve missed any recent issues you can find them here.


Opinion / Analysis

How should you protect your machine learning models and IP?

Pete Warden gets a lot of questions about this “usually… from executives, and digging deeper it became clear they were most worried about competitors gaining an advantage from what we released.”. It’s a good question and Warden provides good advice on what to do, and explains why it may be less of a problem than you think. (5 min)

https://petewarden.com/2022/05/08/how-should-you-protect-your-machine-learning-models-and-ip/

The landscape of time series databases

The growth of time series databases is not what it was, but it’s mostly because other types of databases have been incorporating more support for time based data. Kovid Rathee provides a useful update. (7 min)

https://towardsdatascience.com/the-landscape-of-timeseries-databases-95cd7f7ee64d

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Content technology news

Relationship extraction with co-reference added to Finch for Text

Relationship extraction allows users to decipher relationships between entities. Co-reference resolves words like “her”, “the leader” appearing in text.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/relationship-extraction-with-co-reference-added-to-finch-for-text/

Franz releases AllegroGraph 7.3

AllegroGraph 7.3 extends GraphQL to Knowledge Graph Developers and Enterprise Data Fabrics with enhanced GraphQL query capabilities.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/franz-releases-allegrograph-7-3/

Komprise automates unstructured data discovery with Smart Data Workflows

To discover relevant file and object data across cloud, edge and on-premises datacenters and feed data in native format to ML tools and data lakes.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/komprise-automates-unstructured-data-iscovery-with-smart-data-workflows/

MerlinOne brings visual search to video for digital asset management

Just by describing a scene. NOMAD for Video from MerlinOne searches your collection and takes you there with no additional effort required.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/merlinone-brings-visual-search-to-video-for-digital-asset-management/

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Contentstack launches no-code Automation Hub

Contentstack, a Content Experience Platform (CXP) provider, unveiled their Automation Hub, aimed at radically simplifying the deployment of composable architectures at any scale, to help marketing and IT move more rapidly and overcome technical and operational hurdles that adopting a composable architecture can introduce.

Composable architectures (or stacks) are seen as the path forward for enterprises to create digital experiences at the speed needed to respond to changing market demands and business threats. However, moving away from monolithic systems to a world full of choices often introduces technical complexity and operational challenges. Contentstack’s Automation Hub addresses both head-on by infusing simple, no-code, business logic as a front-end to the composable stack.

The Connect without Compromise program combines the new Automation Hub with Contentstack’s Blueprints, a library of best practices & expert guides for composable experiences. Connect without Compromise is a complement to Contentstack’s multi-vendor program designed to ensure cross-vendor support in composable environments. Through the Care without Compromise program, Contentstack and its Catalysts partners cooperate, communicate, and cross-train support staff to help ensure seamless delivery of joint solutions to customers globally. Contentstack Automation Hub is available today as part of Contentstack’s Platform Beta Program with general availability scheduled for late Summer 2022.

https://www.contentstack.com

Komprise automates unstructured data discovery with Smart Data Workflows

Komprise announced Komprise Smart Data Workflows, a systematic process to discover relevant file and object data across cloud, edge and on-premises datacenters and feed data in native format to AI and machine learning (ML) tools and data lakes.

Komprise has expanded Deep Analytics Actions to include copy and confine operations based on Deep Analytics queries, added the ability to execute external functions such as running natural language processing functions via API and expanded global tagging and search to support these workflows. Komprise Smart Data Workflows allow you to define and execute a process with as many of these steps needed in any sequence, including external functions at the edge, datacenter or cloud. Komprise Global File Index and Smart Data Workflows together reduce the time it takes to find, enrich and move the right unstructured data. Komprise Smart Data Workflows are relevant across many sectors. Here’s an example from the pharmaceutical industry.

https://www.komprise.com/komprise-automates-unstructured-data-discovery-with-smart-data-workflows/

Relationship extraction with co-reference added to Finch for Text

Finch Computing, developers of real-time natural language processing solution Finch for Text, announced that it has added relationship extraction and co-references to the product. Relationship extraction gives users an ability to decipher relationships between entities, and co-reference enables words like “her” or “him” or “the leader” appearing in text to be resolved to a specific, named entity.

Finch for Text can now find important relationships between entities such as: Acquired-by, Co-Investor-with, Competitor-with, Customer-of, Director-of, Educated-at, Employer-of, Founder-of, Invested-in, Organization-Location, Owner-of, Partner-of, Person-Location, Relative-of, and Subsidiary-of. For companies and people in particular, understanding these connections helps users perform faster, richer and deeper analysis.

Entity co-reference refers to the ability to resolve otherwise obscure references to an entity – like her, him, the company, the product – to a disambiguated entity. The value of this capability is that it helps users understand all mentions of an entity even if that mention isn’t by name. It improves salience scores because the product can better gauge how much an article is about a given entity. It also improves sentiment scores with more mentions to analyze, and the same is true for relationship extraction – there are more relationships discovered because there are more mentions linked to an entity.

https://finchcomputing.com/2022/05/19/finch-computing-adds-spanish-german-language-support-to-its-finch-for-text-product-2/

Franz releases AllegroGraph 7.3

Franz Inc., an early innovator in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and supplier of Graph Database technology for Entity-Event Knowledge Graph Solutions, announced AllegroGraph 7.3, with enhanced GraphQL query capabilities for distributed Knowledge Graphs and Enterprise Data Fabrics. With AllegroGraph’s GraphQL APIs, developers can create performant and more complex data-driven applications. GraphQL’s capability to fetch the exact and specific data in a single request delivers flexibility to Knowledge Graph developers.

AllegroGraph’s GraphQL Support GraphQL is an open-source data query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling queries with data. It allows API clients to query data as a graph irrespective of how the data is stored, making it possible to loosely couple data sources with client applications. GraphQL provides a complete and understandable description of the data in the API, gives clients the power to ask for exactly what they need and nothing more, and makes it easier to evolve APIs over time. Using GraphQL APIs within AllegroGraph can lower integration costs and minimize redundancy in enterprise systems, while improving the value of data-driven applications. AllegroGraph 7.3 is immediately available directly from Franz Inc.

https://franz.comhttps://allegrograph.com

Gilbane Advisor 5-18-22 — fediverse, web apps, languages

This week we feature articles from Richard MacManus, and Chris Nielsen.

Additional reading comes from Alan Morrison, Mikkel Dengsøe, and Isaac Caswell & Ankur Bapna.

News comes from Google Translate, Acquia, Cloudflare, and Elastic Search.


Opinion / Analysis

Does the fediverse point to our social media future?

Well, perhaps. There is certainly much that is appealing about the open source, standards-based, decentralized approach to social and web publishing and it’s most popular app, Mastodon. Richard MacManus is cautiously optimistic and correctly judicious regarding the timeframe in his answer (6 min).

https://thenewstack.io/the-fediverse-points-to-our-social-media-future-post-musk/

I replaced my native iOS app with a cross-platform web app and no one noticed

Chris Nielsen was shocked that performance was not an issue when he built a web app version of his animation-heavy iOS app. He was also pleasantly surprised to find the web app caused fewer bugs than the native version. Web apps have caught up to native apps in many/most ways, so if you are still maintaining three code bases you should take another look as Nielsen did (8 min).

https://javascript.plainenglish.io/i-replaced-my-native-ios-app-with-a-cross-platform-web-app-and-no-one-noticed-1653901ce244

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Content technology news

Google Translate learns 24 new languages

These are the first languages we’ve added using Zero-Shot Machine Translation, where a machine learning model only sees monolingual text.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/google-translate-learns-24-new-languages/

Cloudflare and open source community to create new API standards

Developers will be able to write and run code and easily transfer it–between Cloudflare Workers, Deno, and Node.js seamlessly.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/cloudflare-and-open-source-community-to-create-new-api-standards/

Acquia expands FedRAMP Authority to Operate

Adds Acquia Site Studio, the latest versions of Acquia Search with Solr 7 and Acquia Platform Email capabilities to the FedRAMP boundary.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/acquia-expands-fedramp-authority-to-operate/

Elastic updates Elastic search platform

Enhanced capabilities include support for Elasticsearch query syntax, prebuilt Enterprise Search tools, out-of-the-box tuning and analytics tools…
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/elastic-updates-elastic-search-platform/

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MerlinOne brings visual search to video for digital asset management

MerlinOne announced it is now possible to search across your entire video collection to find just the right bit of content you are looking for, simply by describing it. NOMAD for Video from MerlinOne takes you there with no additional effort required.

For most video searching you can only search for a filename; or in some systems, search by words spoken in the video. But many scenes have no narrative: how do you search for a kissing scene, or a car chase, or the sequence when the skier your company sponsors catches air going downhill while wearing your branded skis?

MerlinOne targeted this problem, recognizing it as critical for Digital Asset Management (DAM) and other applications. After five years of effort in AI, we have developed a solution. Two examples NOMAD for Video solves for you are:

  • Want to find the clip of your CEO with your company branding in the background?
  • Want to show a friend your favorite scene in a movie right now (no fumbling, no talking to stall while you frantically search)?

NOMAD for Video is an option in MerlinOne’s DAM system and is also available via API as a service to add this functionality to other systems.

https://merlinone.com

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