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12/2014
Skilja is proud to announce that we have received a grant from the European Union supporting a research and development project to improve OCR on historical documents. The grant is provided through the Eurostars program of the European Union. This … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Technology
11/2014
Now this is an interesting experiment that leads us very close to the touch point between machine classification and human imaginations. As described in previous posts, auto-classification algorithms are using features that are extracted from the objects to be classified … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials
10/2014
Now already a tradition we just had the fifth meeting of Docville in Brussels this week. Docville is a networking & exchange initiative for executives from the international Information Management ecosystem (Capture, ECM, BPM, BI and BPO), organized and facilitated by Michael Ziegler. Docville now has … Continue reading
Categories: Market, News
10/2014
Gartner has just published their outlook on the strategic technical developments that will be important for enterprises in the next three years. Well – it seems that we at Skilja are at the right place with what we are doing. … Continue reading
Categories: Market
08/2014
Auto-Classification is able to assign categories and hence meaning to documents with an unprecedented speed and quality. The technology for auto-classification has been developed over the last 15 years – from the first tentative rule based systems to elaborate statistical … Continue reading
Categories: Classification, Cognition, Technology
03/2014
An interesting new approach to human document understanding is presented by the Boston based startup company „Spritz“. They believe that human understanding of text (i.e. reading) is slowed down by the eye-movement on the text. Therefore they have developed a … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Technology
01/2014
Hello everybody, It is a New Year and I want give all our great readers our best wishes for this year 2014! Our small company, Skilja, is now going into its third year already – growing and doing well. Providing … Continue reading
Categories: Company, News
01/2014
As you have seen in previous posts I was pointing out the difficulty for software to really understand English language mainly lies in the ambiguity of words and their related meanings. The technology to resolve this difficulty is called semantic … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials
04/2013
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lenerz from University of Cologne As we have seen (read the previous post here), predicates such as be red, be sleeping, snores, be a horse etc. may be conceived of as functions from individuals in truth … Continue reading
Categories: Uncategorized
04/2013
If you live in Europe you will agree with me that the weather this spring has been the worst since a long time. In fact it was freezing and snowing all through March right into April. And it has not … Continue reading
Categories: Essentials
03/2013
AIIM is the community that provides education, research, and best practices on information management and collaboration. This year the AIIM community met in New Orleans, the city of music and French Creole architecture. New Orleans is also called the “Big Easy” – … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Market
03/2013
Many automatic classification systems out there today use a pure bag of words approach for finding relevant features that determine the meaning of a document. Few are using correlation and collocation – to account for the fact that words have … Continue reading
Categories: Classification, Cognition, Essentials
12/2012
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lenerz from University of Cologne Statements are propositions which are true with respect to a certain possible world, the discourse world. We have already discussed the concept of the “world’” in a previous … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials
11/2012
I have super great respect for Ray Kurzweil as an inventor. After all his inventions are the basis of work. He built the first scanner, invented OCR and contributed a lot to artificial intelligence.  But in his philosophical and scientific … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials
10/2012
In principle it is possible to train enough representative samples to create a classification scheme that is totally generic for a specific purpose. This is what humans do all the time. Reading a text and correctly classifying it manually into a given … Continue reading
Categories: Classification, Cognition, Technology
09/2012
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Prof. Dr. Jürgen Lenerz from University of Cologne When asked what we talk about, we would possibly say that we talk about “the world”. But what is the world? Perhaps we would say that … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Essentials, Uncategorized
09/2012
Classification  tries to mimic human understanding. Several methods have been developed in the past to achieve what we as humans can do almost effortless.  These methods can be divided into two groups. Rule based classification Rule based systems are carefully … Continue reading
Categories: Classification, Cognition, Technology
08/2012
Internal information/personal note We are pleased to announce that Skilja has opened a subsidiary in Croatia. The office is located in the beautiful city of Novigrad/Cittanova in Istria which is in the North of Croatia and close to the Slovenian/Italian … Continue reading
Categories: Company, News
08/2012
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Süleyman Arayan, Founder & CEO of German ITyX Group Recently Science has made an enormous progress in the field of processing naturally linguistic texts. Thus a new generation of artificial intelligence achieves recognition … Continue reading
Categories: Cognition, Guest Post
07/2012
Classification can be defined as modeling real objects via a simplified mathematical representation consisting of a set of characteristic features. The goal of such a description is to collect objects, which are quite similar into one group. A big benefit … Continue reading
Categories: Classification, Cognition, Essentials