Category Archives: Industries

This category groups the different industries for which MeaningCloud offers solutions.

Case Study: Text Analytics against Fake News

Everybody has heard about fake news. Fake news is a neologism that can be formally defined as a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate disinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media. It is also commonly used to refer to fabricated or junk news, with no basis in fact, but presented as being factually accurate.

The reason for putting someone’s efforts in creating fake news is mainly to cause financial, political or reputational damage to people, companies or organizations, using sensationalist, dishonest, or outright fabricated headlines to increase readership and dissemination among readers using viralization. In addition, clickbait stories, a special type of fake news, earn direct advertising revenue from this activity.

Continue reading


New Release: Financial Industry Vertical Pack

Some text analytics scenarios need more than general purpose resources to get the results you need. If you are familiar with MeaningCloud, you’ll know that resource customization is one of our main features and great advantages. The parametrization available in the different analyses we offer enables you to adapt our tools to exactly the type of analysis you want. You can do this in two ways: using any of our predefined resources or creating your own with our customization consoles.

In this line, we are happy to announce that we have released a new vertical pack for the finance industry. This pack will allow you to analyze your financial contents and interpret them according to a standard vocabulary (FIBO™).

MeaningCloud release

Continue reading


Liberty Shared: how an NGO uses Text Analytics

Liberty Shared[EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a guest post by Xinyi Duan, Director of Technology and Data Research at Liberty Shared.]

Liberty Shared is committed to ensuring that the experiences of vulnerable and exploited workers around the world is represented in our markets, legal systems, and information infrastructures. To do this, we have to take on the daunting task of wrangling some of the messiest data that have been previously un-mined and unstructured.

MeaningCloud has enabled us to quickly and effectively deploy NLP techniques to tackle these problems, and it works easily for team members who are using NLP statistical models already to those without that technical background. It is also powerful enough to grow with our programs. As we learn more about the problem, it is easy to update the models to reflect our learnings.

Continue reading


We The Humans: Artificial Intelligence for social good

MeaningCloud partners with the think tank “We the Humans“, sponsoring the challenge “Artificial Intelligence for social good”.

The mission of “We the Humans” consists in:

  • Encouraging the social debate about the correct use and development of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Bringing these concerns to the public agenda.
  • Supporting organizations in the development and adoption of an ethical AI.


We The Humans Think Tank
Continue reading


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.

Continue reading


Webinar: A gentle introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Pharma

On May-23, 2018 we delivered the webinar “A gentle introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Pharma. Text-based sources”. Although it’s hard to believe, the level of marketing hype around Artificial Intelligence has even surpassed the one about digital transformation or Big Data.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer program or a machine to think and learn.

Did you know that in the Pharma industry, up to 80% of business-relevant information is made up of text?

We see that AI is transforming the Pharma industry from top to bottom.

During the session we covered these items:

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.
  • How they create value with text-based sources.
  • Case study: analysis of the Voice of the Patient.

Interested? Here you have the presentation and the recording of the webinar.

 

 


Updated version of the IAB model in the Deep Categorization API

IAB - Interactive Advertising Bureau

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is perhaps the most influential organization in the online advertising business and, currently, brings together more than 650 leading companies in the industry that control 86% of the U.S. market. With a strong presence in the rest of the industrialized world as well, today IAB has become a standard for content classification, especially in fields with strong ties to the digital economy and new social media.

In fact, IAB promotes advertising techniques like behavioral targeting, which allows advertisers to direct marketing campaigns to specific users (according to their age, place of residence, political views, interests, etc.) and thus increase their effectiveness. What’s more, the organization is making consistent progress in the field of geotargeting, an area of digital marketing that is on the rise thanks to the unprecedented diffusion of mobile devices connected to the Internet and the latest advances in Internet-of-things technologies. Continue reading


Voice of the Employee Dashboard

Voice of the Employee gathers the needs, wishes, hopes, and preferences of all employees within an organization. The VoE takes into account both explicit needs, such as salaries, career, health, and retirement, as well as tacit needs such as job satisfaction and the respect of co-workers and supervisors. This post follows the line of Voice of the Customer in Excel: creating a dashboard. We are creating another dashboard, this time for the Voice of the Employee.

Text-based data sources are a key factor for any organization that wants to understand the “whys”.

Continue reading


Meaningful Voice of the Patient at ePharma 2018 – New York

MeaningCloud sponsors the E-pharma 2018 which is taking place in New York, March 21-23. MeaningCloud’s value proposition for the conference can be summarized as AI-based Voice of the Patient analysis for Patient Experience.

ePharma 2018 is about patient-centricity and engaging with patients with digital marketing.For pharmaceutical companies, it is vital to understand the feedback that their customers, both current and potential, express through all types of channels and contact points.

Text Analytics technologies automatically process and analyze textual content and provide valuable insights, transforming text-based “raw” data into structured, usable information.

 

Continue reading


Applications of Text Analytics in the Tourism Industry

Understand Your Visitors, Improve Your Offering

Tourism is one of the largest economic activities, with statistics indicating that people spend more discretionary income on travel than on home improvement, financial investment, or even health.

But how people travel is changing. For example, people are spending more and more time researching trip details on their mobile devices. In 2016, 40% of US travel site visits and 60% of searches for destination information came from mobile devices, and travelers are increasingly consuming and publishing information on tourism in online travel agencies, social networks, or review sites such as TripAdvisor, Booking.com, etc.

A new generation of contextual semantic analysis applications allow us to leverage all that information and communicate more naturally with hyperconnected tourists. These applications range from analyzing comments on social media to understanding natural language which allows us to develop much more conversational assistants and bots.

Continue reading