Using Text Analytics at Work: Suicide Prevention and Crisis Management

Today “texting” is one of the principal means of communication for many people the world over, especially in the United States. It is also a form of communication that you can engage in relatively anonymously. These were a couple of the reasons why the non-profit, Crisis Text Line was started in 2013. One of the first people the new CEO Nancy Lublin hired, was a chief data scientist because there is a wealth of knowledge in all the text data being created that allows CTL to manage its operations more effectively by identifying people in immediate...

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Using Automated Content Analysis and Topic Modeling Approach to Discover: Who is the International Community?

Today’s headlines are filled with international stories about nuclear proliferation, climate change accords, free-trade agreements and other global issues. Embedded in these reports are frequent references to, the international community. For example, a recent headline claimed that in his speech to the UN General Assembly, U.S. President Donald Trump praised the international community for voting for sanctions against North Korea.  Trump did praise UN members for voting for sanctions but he never uttered the term, international community.  Still, the...

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Some Keys to a Successful Tech Startup

Montreal, Canada’s second largest city, known for its European flair, its culinary prowess, and its many festivals, is also home to Provalis Research.  We are very proud of our city, and one of the things that makes us proudest is the tech scene. Major players are converging on Montreal because of its burgeoning AI scene. Yoshua Bengio, one of  the trailblazers of deep-learning, put Montreal on the AI map with his research at the University of Montreal and the launch of Element AI, an artificial intelligence lab, in 2016. Facebook and Samsung have...

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