Posts Tagged 'Open Source'

SOLR, Bloomberg, Open Source ML Enhancements for Search

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Bloomberg is open sourcing a machine learning-driven ranking plug-in for SOLR, the widely used open source search system.

This is one natural opportunity, among several others, for search facilities to get smarter and more user- or domain-sensitive compared to any standard, off-the-shelf relevance algorithm approach.

While this is still a long way from cognitive computing, it does illustrate how companies with technical know-how, in this case financial publisher Bloomberg, are beginning to lay the groundwork for tomorrow’s more fully dynamic discovery environments.

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Baidu Adds Speech Technologies to Palette of Cognitive APIs

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Baidu proves once again that it can play cognitive open source at the world class level of a Google or a Facebook or a Microsoft as it announced the availability of four core speech technologies. These are Long Utterance Speech Recognition, Far-Field Speech Recognition, Expressive Speech Synthesis and Wake Word.

The speech APIs join a growing list of public Baidu AI resources, including PaddlePaddle, its deep learning platform, and technologies for cognitive applications including: facial recognition, optical character recognition, and natural ...

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Microsoft Makes Deep Learning Toolkit Available on GitHub

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Microsoft announced that it has open sourced its Computational Networks Toolkit and that the software is now available to the public at hosting service GitHub. Microsoft used the toolkit to help train the Cortana personal assistant product in language recognition – at a rate an order of magnitude faster than with prior approaches.

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