Gavagai hosted meetup on Word Embedding: From Theory to Practice
On Wednesday, March 23, Gavagai hosted a Stockholm Natural Language Processing Meetup on Word Embedding: From Theory to Practice. A video of the entire session is available on-line, featuring talks by Magnus Sahlgren on Distributional semantics at Gavagai, Hendrik Heuer on Word2vec from theory to practice, and Jimmy Callin on Distributional semantic models in practice. I really enjoyed the format of the meetup, with inspiring discussions and clever questions from the 40+ participants. Thanks to Sahar Asadi and the other organizers for making this happen!
Gavagai presents at Europeanatech
Today, on February 12, Jussi Karlgren of Gavagai gave a talk on Big Data, Libraries, and Multi-lingual New Text at the Europeanatech conference at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
Search Solutions 2014
Jussi Karlgren gave a talk today, on November 27, at the 2014 edition of Search Solutions, organised by the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) and ISKO (International Society for Knowledge Organization).
Gavagai presents at CIKM
Gavagai presents a poster on Semantic Topology at this week’s ACM sponsored CIKM conference on information and knowledge management, in Shanghai.
Kick-off for the Stockholm Natural Language Processing Meetup
Today marked the launch and first get-together of the Stockholm Natural Language Processing Meetup generously hosted and organised by Sahar Asadi of Meltwater in Stockholm. Jussi Karlgren gave a somewhat rhapsodic talk on “Requirements on analysis tools for Big Data” (which appears to be available on Bambuser as linked from the Meetup page).
Gavagai at Almedalen
Gavagai’s technology lends itself well to analyzing opinions, and for that reason we have been sought after at the Almedalen Week. Gavagai’s co-founder Jussi Karlgren is one of the key speakers at the IT Day. Don’t miss the opportunity to listen to how advanced language technology can be applied in the political sphere. Our analysis of what the word “Almedalen” was associated with in social media revealed that Jimmy Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats, and Russian activist group Pussy Riot, where the most common on July 1st. These results were published in Dagens Opinion. Using our technology, United Minds…
Gavagai on the 33-list
We are pleased to announce that Gavagai made it to the prestigious 33-list, Sweden’s top list of innovative high-tech companies. The list is compiled yearly by Ny Teknik and Affärsvärlden, Sweden’s leading technical and business magazines respectively. The honor was awarded by the editor in chief of Affärsvärlden, Jon Åsberg. —There is no short-cut to understanding the wealth of information found in human language. This requires specialized technology, which is what we build at Gavagai. Our goal is to build tools that allow every creative developer to tap into this knowledge, says Dr. Jussi Karlgren, co-founder of Gavagai.
A Modern Oracle: Interview with Magnus Sahlgren in Du&Co
An interview with Gavagai co-founder Magnus Sahlgren is available in Du&Co (#4, 2012, pages 38 – 42, in Swedish). A pdf is available here.
RI.SE Interview with Gavagai on Ethersource and the Importance of Research Institutes
Magnus Sahlgren Chief Scientist, and Fredrik Olsson, Chief Data Officer, interviewed by RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden regarding Gavagai, Ethersource, and the importance of a nurturing context (in Swedish): Tiden på forskningsinstitut grundlade revolutionerande analysprogram.
Big Data & Predictive Modeling – What’s happening in Stockholm
We presented “Understanding and Big Data: Ethersource as the Semantic Processing Layer in the Big Data Stack” at yesterday’s meet-up on the topic “Big Data & Predictive Modeling – What’s happening in Stockholm“. It was a great event, spawning interesting discussions with bright people. Thank you Mikael at Klarna for organizing the meet-up!
Gavagai made 2nd Place on 2012 Entreprenur of the Year List by Internetworld
We’re pleased to announce that Gavagai made it high up the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year list by Internetworld. The piece on Gavagai is available here. (texts in Swedish).
Feature Article about Gavagai in Internetworld, Now Available On-line
Internetworld’s feature on Big Data (issue 3, 2012, in Swedish) is now available online: Svenskar spår framtiden i datafloden på webben. Great stuff about Big Data and Gavagai! Magnus and Fredrik are interviewed about challenges and possibilities in the coming future.
Reputation Mining, May 26 – Istanbul, Turkey
Gavagai’s Fredrik Olsson is in Istanbul today presenting a paper on “Technical Requirements For Knowledge Representation For Reputation Mining On A Realistic Scale” at the LREC 2012 Workshop on Language Engineering for Online Reputation Management.
Presentation at “Reality Check: Big Data” – April 26, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
On April 26 at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Gavagai’s Fredrik Olsson will present Gavagai with a booth at the Reality Check: Big Data conference arranged by Dataföreningen Kompetens and IDG.
Gavagai’s Fredrik Olsson talks about Big Data
Gavagai’s Fredrik Olsson talks about Big Data in an interview on Twingly’s blog. As Fredrik puts it: “The biggest challenge with Big Data is to stop focusing on Big Data.”
Intelligent Business, April 19 – Grand Hôtel, Stockholm
On April 19 at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, Gavagai’s Jussi Karlgren will give a talk on what sort of information flows and new opportunities in Big Data analysis will afford businesses. This will be presentation to the Intelligent Business Convention, with an audience of CIOs and information professionals. He intends to ask the audience how they are prepared to adjust their business practices to fit the new information flows we can expect.
Webbdagarna March 22-23 – Stockholm Waterfront
Gavagai’s Jussi Karlgren will, together with Flemming Bagger, Nordic Segment Leader, Big Data Solutions and Information Governance at IBM, be giving some brief pointers on business opportunities and technical requirements to meet the big data challenge for the Webbdagarna event on March 22-23 in Stockholm.
SWIRL 2012: Strategic Workshop on Information Retrieval in Lorne
Together with forty or so of my most valued and esteemed jet-lagged colleagues and friends, I attended SWIRL 2012, “the occasional talkshop on the future of information retrieval”, hosted by RMIT in Lorne, near Melbourne, earlier this month. The broadly stated topic for this gathering was to formulate the most fruitful reasonably long range research questions for information retrieval as an academic research field. There were keynote addresses and break-out groups followed by other break-out groups followed by collective authoring sessions to compose a comprehensive consensus view of where we are and where we should be headed. For those already…
Internet Discovery Day
Gavagai will be giving a keynote talk at tomorrow’s Internet Discovery Day, a part of Internetdagarna in Stockholm. Come listen!
ECIR Industry Day
We are pleased to announce that our paper “Usefulness of Sentiment Analysis” has been accepted for presentation at the Industry Day of the 34th European Conference on Information Retrieval in Barcelona on April 5, 2012. It will bring up some of the issues previously discussed in this blog and elaborate on them.