MeaningCloud participates in T3chFest 2019

This year MeaningCloud participates in T3chFest, the technology fair in University Carlos III de Madrid.

T3chFest was born as a show of the research works made in the Department of Informatics. Today, the event has become a reference in Spain’s technology scene. In the last edition 1600 people attended to more than 80 talks.

This year we have submitted a call titled “NLP for Small Data“, where we review the state of the art in the Natural Language Processing. We will also discuss the advances in Deep Learning and the usage of Linguistic Models.

The talk will be presented by two members of our Linguistics team: Concepción Polo, Director of Linguistics, and María José García, computational linguist. They are actively involved in every linguistic model in all our products, from the initial model sketch to its final fine tuning.

We are so happy that Meaningcloud participates in T3chFest 2019. We are glad to have been selected among more than 600 proposals, and wanted to thank the organizers for the opportunity to participate in this event. It will be memorable.

See you in T3chFest!


Text analytics explained: MeaningCloud in Italian

In previous posts we spoke about text analysis performed in French and Portuguese. Today we’re wrapping up this linguistics series by discussing the analyses that can be done with Italian texts.

Italian is spoken in several European countries such as Italy, San Marino and Switzerland, totaling almost 70 million speakers. As Italians have migrated all over the world, its language is also present on the other side of the pond. In South America, for instance, it is the second most spoken language in Argentina. In the US, even though it is not an officially spoken language, many of its citizens are of Italian descendent and thus speak the language at home. We wanted to include such a widely spread language in our Standard Languages Pack.

Hello in many languages

Similarly to our previous posts, we are going to explain, in a linguistically-inclined way, what Text Analytics is and which functionalities MeaningCloud provides in Italian.

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Are you listening to the Voice of the Customer?

Voice of the Customer

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates

In a widely digitalized market, open to all and undoubtedly more accelerated than just a decade ago, quickly identifying customer complaints and needs is key to preserve a company’s competitiveness within its industry. Technological democratization has provided users with skills and tools that not only turn the product but also many other aspects into an experience. If after several years of investment and development, your product has come to position itself among the best in the market, does it make sense for a poorly designed purchasing process to threaten the conviction of potential customers that you are worth choosing?

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TASS 2018: Fostering Research on Semantic Analysis in Spanish

MeaningCloud and University of Jaen have been the organizers of TASS, the Workshop on Semantic Analysis in Spanish language at SEPLN (International Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing), again in 2018.

TASS logo

During the years, the research has extended to other tasks related to the processing of the semantics of texts that attempt to further improve natural language understanding systems. Apart from sentiment analysis, other tasks attracting the interest of the research community are stance classification, negation handling, rumor identification, fake news identification, open information extraction, argumentation mining, classification of semantic relations, and question answering of non-factoid questions, to name a few.

TASS 2018 was the 7th event of the series and was held in conjunction with the 34rd International Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing, in Seville (Spain), on September 18th, 2018. Four research tasks were proposed. MeaningCloud sponsored this edition with prizes for the best systems in each of the tasks. A comprehensive description paper is (to be) published in Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural journal, vol 62: TASS 2018: The Strength of Deep Learning in Language Understanding Tasks.

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MeaningCloud Release: VoC vertical pack upgrade

In the latest MeaningCloud update, we have published a new upgrade for our Voice of the Customer vertical pack. This update has two significant changes:

  • We’ve added a new domain to the four we already supported: telecommunications. This domain is huge and has a huge amount of unstructured data available and ready to be analyzed. You can check out the categories for this new model in the documentation.
  • We’ve refactored the models we already provided. Most of this refactorization has been done under-the-hood, but there are some categories that have changed names, either to give a more intuitive idea of what they refer to or to narrow down the criteria.
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Pharmacovigilance: Monitoring the Voice of the Patient

Pharmacovigilance: Voice of the Patient

For the pharmaceutical industry, it is essential to listen and understand the feedback that their current and potential patients communicate through all sorts of channels and touchpoints.

Although there is a protocol that requires any identified Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) to be disclosed to the authorities, only 5–20% of them are reported. Fortunately, discussions regarding drugs, symptoms, conditions, and diseases can be analyzed to learn more about said branches of pharmaceutics. Artificial Intelligence significantly contributes in monitoring adverse episodes and understanding their impact in every phase of development.

Patient narratives of medicines and their adverse effects on social media represent an extra data source for drug safety monitoring.

At MeaningCloud, we have developed a platform to automate the process of monitoring ADRs on social media.

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Text analytics explained: MeaningCloud in Portuguese

A few weeks ago we talked about MeaningCloud’s text analytics performance on French texts. Now it’s Portuguese time!

Portuguese, together with Spanish, has an enormous presence in South America. It is spoken by more than 200 million people in Brazil alone. Not only does it have an immense influence on the economy in South America but throughout Europe too, where it is used by more than 10 million speakers. Africa also has Portuguese-speakers. Angola, which has a population of more than 24 million people, recognizes Portuguese as their official language. Its presence in these three continents makes it hard to miss in our Standard Languages Pack. At MeaningCloud, we offer two Portuguese varieties: Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese.

Hello in many languages

Whether the concept “Text Analytics” sounds rather hazy or you are looking for something more specifically language-related, this post is for you. We keep in mind the language diversity and we want to show you all the functionalities we provide in Portuguese.

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Predict the future with our Intention Analysis Pack

New releaseWho wouldn’t want to know what customers are going to do? Detecting if what they want is to become further informed, purchase a product, request assistance, complain, make a cancellation… and thus be able to offer them a personalized service that optimizes their experience.

Intentions along the Customer’s Journey

Our new Intention Analysis Vertical Pack enable us to identify a set of basic intentions throughout the customer journey: Information, Advice, Purchase, Support, Recommendation, Complaint, or Cancellation, based on expressions in interactions in the contact center, surveys or social conversations.

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Text analytics explained: MeaningCloud in French

Due to the rise of Natural Language Processing technologies, Text Analytics is on everyone’s lips. However, most services in this field are provided in English and, depending on the language you are interested in, it can become difficult to find the functionality you are looking for.

No worries. French, for instance, is a language not only used in all the five continents and with almost 300 million of speakers, but is also either the first or the second language of communication in many international organizations [1]. No wonder why we have it as a part of our Standard Languages Pack!

Hello in many languages

Whether the concept “Text Analytics” sounds rather hazy or you are looking for something more specifically language-related, this post is for you. We keep in mind the language diversity and we want to show you all the functionalities we provide in French.

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New MeaningCloud add-on for Google Sheets

Now you can use MeaningCloud’s text analytics without leaving your Google spreadsheet

New releaseDo you need to categorize verbatims of your customer surveys or analyze sentiment about your products on Twitter in the fastest and easiest way?

In that case, forget about learning new tools or having to program to connect to text analytics APIs.

The new MeaningCloud add-on for Google Sheets enables you to do semantic analysis from the comfort of your spreadsheet, without the need for programming or advanced analytical knowledge.

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