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MeaningCloud sponsors the award for Author Profiling Research at PAN also in 2018

Author Profiling and Text Forensics Research

CLEF Conference 2018Since 2009 the PAN Lab organizes shared tasks on digital text forensics in general, and in author profiling in particular. Pan Lab is part of CLEF, the European Conference and Evaluation Forum around Information Retrieval. CLEF consists of an independent peer-reviewed conference on a broad range of issues in the field of multilingual and multimodal information access evaluation, and a set of labs and workshops designed to test different aspects of mono and cross-language information retrieval systems. CLEF 2018 will be hosted by the University of Avignon, France, 10-14 September 2018.

MeaningCloud has been sponsoring the award to the best performing team in the author profiling task at CLEF since 2015.

Author profiling is a task that given a document has the aim to infer what are the traits of its author.
In 2017 the task focused on gender and language variety identification in Twitter addressing four languages and several of their varieties: English (Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, United States), Spanish (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Venezuela), Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), and Arabic (Egypt, Gulf, Levantine, Maghrebi).

Paolo Rosso delivers the 2017 PAN Author Profiling Price to the team of University of Groningen

Paolo Rosso delivers the 2017 PAN Price to the team of University of Groningen

Twenty-two were the participating teams from all over the world in 2017 and the best results were obtained by Angelo Basile, Gareth Dwyer, Maria Medvedeva, Josine Rawee, Hessel Haagsma, and Malvina Nissim, from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

This year the task will go multimodal and not only textual information in tweets will be taken into account but also images of URLs will be used as information sources in order to infer gender demographics. Three will be the languages that will be addressed: English, Spanish and Arabic [http://pan.webis.de/clef18/pan18-web/author-profiling.html].

Paolo Rosso
Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Co-organizer of the author profiling task at PAN

References

Rangel F., Rosso P., Potthast M., Stein B. (2017). Overview of the 5th Author Profiling Task at PAN 2017: Gender and Language Variety Identification in Twitter. In: Cappellato L., Ferro N., Goeuriot L, Mandl T. (Eds.) CLEF 2017 Labs and Workshops, Notebook Papers. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. CEUR-WS.org, vol. 1866. [http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1866/invited_paper_11.pdf]

Potthast M., Rangel F., Tschuggnall M., Stamatatos E., Rosso P., Stein B. (2017). Overview of PAN’17: Author Identification, Author Profiling, and Author Obfuscation. In: 8th Int. Conf. of CLEF on Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Visualization, CLEF 2017,
Springer-Verlag, LNCS(10456), pp. 275–290 [http://www.uni-weimar.de/medien/webis/publications/papers/stein_2017k.pdf]


MeaningCloud participates in the first Global Legal Hackathon

global legal hackaton

The first phase of the first Global Legal Hackathon (GLH) was held February 23-25, 2018. David Fisher, organizer of the event and founder of the technological and legal company Integra Ledger, estimates that the GLH will have a great impact. He hasn’t spoken too soon; global participation in the GLH nearly matched that of an earlier event organized by NASA, and it has been considered the largest hackathon organized to date. For 54 hours, more than 40 cities across six continents participated simultaneously. The teams were made up of engineers, jurists, lawyers, and people in business who all worked toward a common goal: to lay the foundations for legal projects that can improve legal work or access to legal information through an app, program, or software. Continue reading


MeaningCloud’s Artificial Intelligence at EyeforPharma

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Text-based Artificial Intelligence for the Pharma Industry

At MeaningCloud, we are proud to sponsor the Eye for Pharma Conference. Data, Evidence and Access Summit 2017. November 13-14th, 2017 – Philadelphia, US. MeaningCloud’s value proposition for the conference can be summarized as Text-Based Information with Artificial Intelligence.

Eye for Pharma is about demonstrating and communicating value, no matter which department you’re in. Whether it’s exploring innovative uses of real-world evidence (RWE) or creating new outcomes-based pricing models, only by embracing the power of data can you fully unlock the value of your drugs. It is a great opportunity for learning and networking.

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MeaningCloud Sponsors Welcome to Spain for Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright and is sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). More than 370,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception more than seventy years ago. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

The Bilateral Fulbright Program with Spain

Fulbright Spain Association

The Fulbright Program offers grants to Spain for U.S. citizens. U.S. students and young professionals may apply for a grant to pursue independent research in Spain, while U.S. scholars may teach or research in Spain through Fulbright. In addition, U.S. scholars are eligible to apply for the Fulbright Specialist Program and U.S. students are eligible to apply for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program. This year, 140 young and enthusiast U.S. citizens are coming to Spain under the Fulbright Program.

MeaningCloud Sponsors Welcome to Spain for Fulbright Scholars

At MeaningCloud, we recognize the immense value of the Fulbright initiative, so much contributing to the mutual understanding of people and promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science. As in previous years, MeaningCloud is proud to co-sponsor the “Welcome to Spain” event to the 2017 Fulbright grantees. This event will be held at the School of Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, on September 13th, 2017.

Follow the Fulbright Spain group on Facebook to know about all the activities organized by the Spanish Fulbright Association.


MeaningCloud Sponsors PharmaForce 2017

PharmaForce 2017

MeaningCloud sponsors PharmaForce 2017

At MeaningCloud, we are proud to sponsor the PharmaForce 2017 Conference. PharmaForce is an interactive conference for marketing and sales leaders from pharmaceutical companies to be held on September 18-20, 2017, in Austin, TX.

PharmaForce is the event for Pharma commercial innovators.

Who should attend:

  • Marketing:
    Consumer/HCP/Payer Marketing, Managed Markets, Marketing, Social Media Strategist, Commercial Marketing, Multichannel Marketing, Digital Marketing/Digital Strategy
  • Sales:
    Field Force/Sales Force Effectiveness, Sales Training & Development, Commercial/Sales Operations, Field/Regional/Account Manager, Market Access
  • Brand & Commercial Strategy:
    Commercial Innovation, Brand Management/Strategy, Brand Marketing, Disease, Drug, and Therapy Area Heads

Now in its 11th year, PharmaForce is the only life sciences event that addresses both marketing and sales strategies to achieve commercial success.

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MeaningCloud Sponsors the Real World Evidence Forum 2017

Real World Evidence Forum

Real-World Evidence Forum

Real-World Evidence Forum Philadelphia, July 17-18

At MeaningCloud, we are proud to sponsor the Real World Evidence Forum. The RWE Forum, taking place on July 17-18, 2017 in Philadelphia, will bring together clinical health professionals to address:

  • How to operationalize the process of collecting real-world data.
  • How to utilize real-world evidence to demonstrate both the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of drugs.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of how electronic data sources are changing the way real-world data is being collected. This conference will offer attendees insight into how real-world evidence will help decrease costs, define innovative outcomes and minimize the number of patients exposed to potentially harmful medications.

Text Analytics and Real World Evidence

MeaningCloud, as a Text Analytics provider, has evolved a highly specialized offering for the Health and Pharma industries. We count among our clients some the largest companies in the Pharmaceutical industry.

Join us in Philadelphia. If you are interested in attending the Real World Evidence Forum next July 17-18, just drop us a line to info@meaningcloud.com. We have a surprise for you!

Stay tuned to access our presentation at the conference, that we will publish on this blog. In the meanwhile, if you are curious about how our technology works in the health area, just take a look at our Text Analytics Health Demo.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Real-World Evidence Forum!

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Join MeaningCloud at the 2016 Sentiment Analysis Symposium

Banner Sentiment Analysis SymposiumMeaningCloud is excited to be sponsoring the 2016 Sentiment Analysis Symposium, taking place July 12 in New York. Join us there!

The Symposium is the first and best conference to address the business value of sentiment, opinion, and emotion in social, online, and enterprise data. The audience is comprised of business analysts, developers, data scientists, and researchers, applying text, sentiment, and social analytics to a host of business challenges. And the speakers? They represent users like Johnson & Johnson, the Mayo Clinic, and VML, analysts like Forrester Research, and innovative start-ups and established technology players.

We will present MeaningCloud’s text and sentiment analysis technology during the symposium program, and you can meet us for a personalized demo in the SAS16 exhibit area or for an informal chat during symposium networking breaks.

If you’re up for a deep technical introduction, start your Symposium experience with an optional half-day tutorial — Computing Sentiment, Emotion, and Personality — taught July 11.

There’s good reason the Symposium has been going strong since 2010. Come network and learn with some of the best sentiment and social data innovators around. Use the registration code MEANING to save 20% on your ticket — register online here — and we’ll see you in New York!


Language Technology Industry meets in Brussels, May 16-17, 2016

Language Technology Industry Summit

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LT-Innovate, the Language Technology Industry Association, organizes a new edition of its annual Summit. It is the yearly point of convergence between the Language Technology Industry, its clients, research partners and policy makers. According to its Memorandum of Association (London, 2012), LT-Innovate is a non-governmental organization consisting of all parties involved in the field of Language Technologies (LT) and services. Main goals are the promotion of common interests in the successful development, production, delivery and use of language technologies and services and the implementation of services that may help to promote the industry.

LTI Cloud

Besides traditional sections, as Solution Showcases, Technology Spotlights, and Project Results, Language Technology Industry Summit 2016 will serve as the official launch of one of the most important endeavours undertaken by the Association since its inception: the LTI Cloud.

LTI Cloud is the one-stop-shop platform for making available, discovering, assembling, testing and prototyping language technology components. If you are a potential provider of LT APIs (researcher, developer, startup…), and you want to get exposure, testing, or simply customers, consider using LTI Cloud, as it is a ready-to-use platform.

Still in a pilot phase until May 17th, you can be among the first adopters of LTI Cloud. And remember that it serves not only LT providers but also final users. Jochen Hummel, the leader of this initiative, will make the presentation at the Conference. By now, you can take a look at this preview.

Coming back to the Summit, I would like to stress a traditional track: “Customers challenge the Industry”. This year’s challenge comes from Elsevier: “Dynamic Knowledge Stores and Machine Translation”. It will be presented by Michelle Gregory and Pascal Coupet.

MeaningCloud User Profiling API

Being MeaningCloud one of the founding companies of LT-Innovate, we are proud to take an active role again in this year’s event. On Tuesday 17th of May, I will be presenting our recent work on “Automatic Extraction of Rich Customer Profiles from their Activity in Social Networks”. It is about our brand new MeaningCloud API for automatic profiling of Twitter users. User Profiling API allows extracting some important demographics according to different aspects for a given Twitter user: which topics the user talks about, personal and professional information, hobbies and interests, etc. This information extraction is based on a mixed rule-based and machine learning approaches.

Conference Discount Code

Come and join us at the LT-Innovate Summit. And, before registration, do not forget to ask for a special discount code through our helpdesk (support@meaningcloud.com).


Daedalus is now Sngular Meaning

[See the UPDATE section at the end of this post to know about the relationship between Sngular and MeaningCloud, as of June 1st, 2017.]

I am thrilled to announce that Daedalus, the company that I founded in 1998 in Spain, is now part of the Sngular group. This operation is part of a merger of five complementary IT companies to form a corporation based on talent and innovation, with the purpose of serving better our customers in times of accelerated changes.

As a consequence of this M&A operation, Daedalus has been renamed Sngular Meaning, raising series C funding from Sngular, its parent company, to accelerate its international development.

What does this deal mean for MeaningCloud?

Logo MeaningCloudMeaningCloud LLC is the branch of Sngular Meaning in the United States, in charge of development and marketing of our text analytics services. It is our strategic bid to consolidate as an international reference in the field of semantic technologies.

For MeaningCloud, this deal assures:

  • The financial resources for a faster expansion of our international business.
  • New marketing channels through cooperation with our Sngular sibling companies.
  • New opportunities to build specific solutions for vertical markets.

Some figures about MeaningCloud (that quickly become obsolete):

  • 5,000 registered users.
  • 1,000 active users in the last month.
  • 5 million API calls per day.

What is the structure of Sngular?

The companies that form the Sngular group are:

In total, we add up to a total of 300 people, with branches in the United States, Mexico and Spain. We define ourselves as a talent tech team. We will be visible under the domain sngular.team. Our CEO is Jose Luis Vallejo.

Regarding Sngular Meaning, besides the incorporation of Jose Luis Vallejo to the Board of Directors, there are no other changes at the management level. On my side, I will continue as President at Sngular Meaning and CEO at MeaningCloud. We can assure the continuity of our strategy around our trademarks MeaningCloud and Stilus.

When is the kick off?

On October 8th we will make a public presentation of the new Sngular group. This will be an event for employees and customers (by invitation only), but we plan other open events for later.

This is an exciting moment for us. We look at the future with confidence. I am sure that, as members of the Sngular family, we will continue enjoying the affection and support of all of you: customers, business partners and friends. Wish us luck and thank you for remaining at our side!

UPDATE as of June 1st, 2017

Almost two years later, anybody can see that the Sngular merger was a great success. What was founded as an umbrella corporation formed by five sister companies is now a strong IT company with multinational presence, where four of the original founding companies are fully merged. Besides this, other companies have been merged into Sngular through different mechanisms during the last months.

Regarding Sngular Meaning, we have jointly decided to integrate the service-oriented Data Science and Big Data activities in Sngular, while retaining all the activities and assets in the area of Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing in general. The Spain-based company Sngular Meaning (formerly Daedalus) has been renamed MeaningCloud Europe SL, owning 100% of the US-based company MeaningCloud LLC. Sngular maintains a non-controlling interest in our renewed and renamed company.

Long live Sngular! Long live MeaningCloud!

Jose C. Gonzalez


See you at the Sentiment Analysis Symposium 2015 in New York

Next July 15-16, New York will host a new edition of the Sentiment Analysis Symposium. This event is your opportunity to keep up with technologies and solutions that help you discover business value in opinions, emotions, and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback, to further your business goals.

This year, the program has two tracks: a Presentation Track featuring a mix of business and technical presentations and panels and a Workshop Track with longer-form content. See the agenda here.

Sentiment Analysis Symposium 2015
At MeaningCloud,  over the past year we’ve seen an explosion of interest in sentiment analysis from very diverse industries and the Sentiment Analysis Symposium is the premier event to learn about the latest developments in this and related areas, such as social listening and voice of customer analytics. This is the reason why we are sponsoring the Symposium again in 2015.

We’re thrilled to present and collaborate with other leaders in the industry at this year’s event in New York. Our main presentation will be titled: “From Strangers to Acquaintances: Multidimensional Customer Profiling” and will describe how businesses aim to integrate multichannel interactions (social conversations, web behavior, contact center activity) and other data for profiling and segmenting their users in real time. In this context, a winning approach is to combine dimensions like demographics, lifestyle, brand affinity, or intent to better understand your audience and to generate business opportunities.

For more information and registering, please visit the Symposium’s website. And if you want to save 20% in your registration, contact us at news@meaningcloud.com.

Meet us in New York City, at the Sentiment Analysis Symposium, and follow @SentimentSymp.