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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/

Acquia expands FedRAMP Authority to Operate

Acquia, the digital experience company, announced it has expanded its Authority to Operate (ATO) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) managed by the U.S. General Services Administration. The expansion boosts Acquia’s status as a provider of cloud services for creating and deploying digital experiences based on Drupal to meet the U.S. government’s requirements for security and protection of federal information.

Since 2016, FedRAMP certification has applied to federal customers using Acquia Cloud Platform for hosting and managing Drupal applications and Site Factory for multi-site management. The company has now added Acquia Site Studio, along with the latest versions of Acquia Search with Solr 7 and Acquia Platform Email capabilities to the FedRAMP boundary. FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that takes a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The FedRAMP framework adheres to the requirements of federal, state, and local government as well as highly regulated industries such as financial services and life sciences that demand strict security protocols for their IT properties.

Acquia’s information security program helps to ensure customers operate in a cloud environment that complies with a wide array of industry standards and regulations, including ISO 27001, HIPAA, SSAE16/SOC 1/ISAE-3402, SOC 2, and PCI-DSS.

https://www.acquia.com/why-acquia/industries/government

TeamViewer and SAP to digitalize warehouse operations with augmented reality

TeamViewer, a global provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, announced the integration of its enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) platform, Frontline, with the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) application. With TeamViewer Frontline Augmented Reality, an SAP endorsed app from TeamViewer and part of SAP’s industry cloud portfolio, customers can further enhance their logistics processes in SAP EWM and empower their workforce with AR-based vision picking that helps to increase productivity and create more efficient processes across their entire warehouse and logistics operations.

The integration with Frontline and SAP EWM enables businesses to directly connect warehouse and logistics workers in real-time with the critical data and information they need to perform their tasks. The AR-based workflows provide step-by-step instructions to workers on smart glasses and wearable devices that enable them to work hands-free, improving pick rates by an average of 10-15 percent and dropping error rates close to zero. At the same time, new data insights are passed back into the SAP EWM application right at the point of work to enable continual process validation and optimization that can drive significant cost savings.

https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/company/press/teamviewer-and-sap-join-forces-to-digitalize-warehouse-operations-with-augmented-reality/

Cloudflare and open source community to create new API standards

Cloudflare, Inc. announced that it is collaborating with Deno and individual core contributors of the Node.js open source project, bringing together three of the largest JavaScript environments, to give developers flexibility and choice while creating the standards of the future of edge computing. By collaborating around a common set of standards, the effort will aim to ensure code developed in one environment will work in another.

The Web-interoperable Runtimes Community Group (or “WinterCG”) is working with organizations including NearForm and Vercel to ensure that developers’ voices were heard in the creation of a new community group working within existing standards bodies. The API Standards allow developers to:

  • Use the best tool or framework for the job: It will be easier to leverage tools and integrations from the community across runtimes, allowing developers to use the best tool for the job.
  • Have a uniform approach to writing server side code: By removing platform specific nuances and the need to learn different platforms and focusing on functionality it’s easier for developers to ship better code.
  • Move applications as technology needs change: As application needs evolve and change over time there is no need for massive re-writes and adding or switching vendors.

https://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-the-wintercg/

Microsoft announces updates to Microsoft 365

From the Microsoft 365 blog…

This month, we’re adding features across Microsoft 365 to improve accessibility, support flexible workstyles, streamline routine tasks, and offer more ways to make your voice heard. We’re also launching new capabilities in Windows 11 and Windows 365 to help make hybrid work easier.

Notification overload can be disruptive, especially for employees with conditions like autism and ADHD. We’ve been working to cut down the noise by providing more ways to customize which notifications Microsoft Teams shows you and when, and added capabilities to improve reading and writing like text prediction options, voice control tools, and accessible authoring features.

The To Do Windows app now supports smart recognition of due dates, reminders, and repeat information from the task title, and you can simply use natural language.

With Windows 365, employees can stream their entire Windows experience from the Microsoft Cloud, and we have started adding support for multiple work and personal accounts on Microsoft 365 web apps in the same browser, enabling you to switch between the accounts with a single click.

New capabilities like automatic framing, voice clarity, background blur, and eye contact create more natural hybrid meeting experiences. Live captions provide a more inclusive hybrid work environment for the deaf or hard-of-hearing communities, and language learners.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2022/04/28/from-intelligent-tools-built-on-inclusivity-to-the-latest-in-windowsheres-whats-new-in-microsoft-365/

Netlify Edge Functions accelerate web development at the edge

Netlify, a platform for modern web development, announced Netlify Edge Functions, bringing standards-based edge compute to Netlify’s development workflow. Developers can now build fast web experiences in less time, using Edge Functions to run dynamic content or even an entire application from the network edge without compromising performance. Built on Deno, an open source runtime, Edge Functions work out-of-the-box with new server-side features from existing web frameworks like Next.js, Nuxt, Astro, Eleventy, and SvelteKit as well as new edge-first frameworks like Hydrogen and Remix.

The recent macrotrend of edge computing has led to a wave of innovation at the network edge, but many of these new solutions are proprietary, don’t use popular programming languages, and don’t offer integrations with multiple web frameworks. As a result, edge compute has added substantial complexity to the software development lifecycle. Netlify Edge Functions were built to be an antidote, letting development teams avoid this tradeoff and, ultimately, deliver modern web experiences to market much faster.

Netlify’s suite of serverless capabilities – Netlify Functions, Background Functions, Scheduled Functions, and now Edge Functions – give developers the flexibility to apply compute where and when they need it. Netlify Edge Functions is now available in public beta.

https://www.netlify.com/blog/announcing-serverless-compute-with-edge-functions

Syncro Soft releases Oxygen Feedback 2.1 for cloud and enterprise editions

Syncro Soft announced the availability of Oxygen Feedback 2.1 for cloud and enterprise editions. The new version of Oxygen Feedback offers new enhancements such as a new page ratings component that gives your website users the power to vote on the quality of your web pages through customizable prompts, a Page Ratings statistics page in the administration interface that displays the top pages that have received votes for the current site configuration, and the option for the users with an administrative role to receive daily reports of the pages that were rated within the past 24 hours.

The block-level comments feature also received several updates that allow you to enable or disable block-level comments in the output, outline the current block on hover, as well as a better placement of the widget so that the comment can be more precisely attached to an element within a hierarchy of elements. Other improvements include the ability to automatically insert selected content as a quote in a new comment, filter reopened comments, and receive notifications when your comments are resolved.

https://www.oxygenxml.com/oxygen_feedback.html

AppTek launches new metadata-informed neural machine translation system

‍AppTek, a provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), Neural Machine Translation (NMT), Natural Language Processing / Understanding (NLP/U) and Text-to-Speech (TTS) technologies, announced the release of its new neural machine translation system that incorporates metadata as inputs used to customize the MT output and empower localization professionals with more accurate user-influenced machine translations. Additionally, the company expanded its core machine translation platform to support hundreds of language and dialect pairs.

Traditionally, enterprises would need to train, deploy and maintain multiple MT systems to account for translation tasks that differ in aspects such as language, dialect, domain, topic, and more, at the risk of high deployment costs and overfitting models.

With AppTek’s new metadata informed NMT platform, enterprise customers can now access a single NMT system with multi-domain, multi-genre, multi-dialect content which increases the quality and adaptability of the system. By feeding additional metadata into the system, they gain more control of the MT output and can enable translators to simply “flip the switch” to the desired customized translation through relevant functionality in the user interface of the editing tools professionals work with.

http://www.apptek.com

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