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Researching the power of semantic technology

Expert System has announced a collaborative agreement with Dartmouth College involving use of its semantic software, which searches, classifies and analyzes text information.

The partnership focuses on the use of the technology for unstructured information management--the natural language in which people speak and communicate. The research will delve particularly into the effectiveness and accuracy of semantic intelligence in the analysis of large amounts of documents (reports, e-mail, etc.), according to a press release from Expert System.

Paul Thompson, a professor in the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth, says, "We are using Expert System's semantic technology for research on electronic discovery, or e-discovery, the process which takes place when two or more organizations engaged in litigation request access to each other's documents. We are participating in a U.S. government-sponsored benchmark evaluation of e-discovery technology to determine whether advanced information retrieval technology, such as semantic search, can provide better performance than the current state-of-the-art."

Stefano Spaggiari, CEO of Expert System, says, "Joint technical development initiatives are the most interesting opportunity to create stronger and smarter relationships between university researchers and leading corporations."

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