Basis Technology

Herndon,  VA 
United States
http://www.basistech.com
  • Booth: 300

For over 20 years, Basis Technology has been a pioneer in machine learning, revealing meaningful information from raw unstructured text. The Rosette® text analytics platform gives businesses and government agencies the necessary interoperable linguistic tools for deep knowledge decision making. We work with companies building enterprise search solutions spanning social media monitoring, risk and compliance, identity management, and security scanning. Rosette adds a wealth of powerful functionality—from pure linguistics to analyses centered around entities, names and relationships in Asian, European and Middle Eastern languages— any underlying infrastructure. For more information, visit www.basistech.com.

Brands: Rosette, Autopsy, Cyber Triage


 Press Releases

  • CAMBRIDGE, MA, May 5, 2016Basis Technology, the leader in multilingual text analytics and open source digital forensics, today announced Chris Biow as Senior Vice President of the U.S. Public Sector, with primary responsibility for ensuring that product development meets the needs of government customers as part of the company’s extended government strategy and increased investment in its local multidisciplinary team.

    Basis Technology CEO Carl Hoffman said Biow had “the right balance of government and commercial experience, technical depth, and character we were looking to add to our senior management team. And he shares the same commitment to customers that is core to our company values.”

    “For 15 years I’ve been heavily involved in text and search, while working for the public sector, at MongoDB, MarkLogic, and Verity. I’ve watched Basis Technology evolve and grow into the recognized thought leader in multilingual text analytics,” Biow said. “It’s exciting now to join the team, knowing how well our solutions apply machine learning to meet the challenges of text analysis, name matching, and cyber forensics. Basis Technology is ready to advance the mission of any agency that deals with messy, complex, unstructured data and seeks the connections between people, places, and organizations.”

    Hoffman added that “placing senior leadership in our Northern Virginia office enables us to keep current on the needs of our government users. But more importantly, it lets us maintain a close relationship with each one, enabling us to deliver the right solution at the right time.”

    Biow is looking forward to gathering input from attendees at the upcoming GEOINT Symposium on May 16-17; the SOFIC Conference on May 23-26; and the DoDIIS Worldwide Conference on August 1-3. Prior to the GEOINT Symposium, he will share some of his ideas at the “Leveraging Open Source Intelligence” workshop on May 16.

  • New Senior VP Answers Demand From Both Public and Private Sectors

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, May 19, 2016 — Basis Technology, the recognized leader in multilingual text analytics, announced the appointment of Eric von Eckartsberg as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Business Development, to address the growing demand for text analytics around the world. With an international background that spans start-ups, large multinationals, and government, von Eckartsberg will use his experience to identify where Basis Technology solutions intersect with an unprecedented demand for big data analytics, especially for unstructured text.

    CEO Carl Hoffman said von Eckartsberg “has the vision we need in senior management—the right blend of enterprise experience and depth to grow the company to the next level. He knows how to achieve growth without cutting corners or sacrificing quality, which are key to remaining customer-centric.”

    “Basis Technology has the know-how, client base, and products, which make it an ideal choice for organizations responding to disruptive developments in big data analytics and adopting open source platforms for search and discovery. My job is to engage with these prospects and discover what they need,” von Eckartsberg said. “By moving closer to the end user, I’ll be able to show we are ready to advance their mission.”

    Before joining Basis Technology, von Eckartsberg held sales and business development positions at both private companies (RedSeal Networks, Digital Reasoning System, Perceptive Pixel, Endeca Technologies, and Visual Sciences) and for the U.S. Government. He is based in the metropolitan DC area.

    About Basis Technology

    Analyzing text—the hardest part of big data—is crucial to verifying identity, understanding customers, anticipating world events, and uncovering crime. Companies such as Airbnb®, Luminoso®, Recorded Future®, Tamr™, Yelp®, and agencies across the U.S. intelligence community use Rosette to solve their toughest human language problems. For over 20 years, Basis Technology has been at the forefront of natural language processing and machine learning applied to enterprise search, social listening, predictive analytics, and data unification. Our cyber forensics team pioneers better, faster, and cheaper techniques to extract digital evidence, keeping government and law enforcement ahead of exponential growth of data volumes. For more information, visit www.basistech.com or write to info@basistech.com.

  • Partnership provides intelligence analysts with predictive analytics and “intelligence pictures” of entities of interest

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 24, 2016 — Data to Decisions CRC (D2DCRC)—a part of the Australian government initiative, The Cooperative Research Centres Programme— has selected Rosette® text analytics from Basis Technology to provide critical analysis of multilingual, open data sources, such as social media and newsfeeds, for two projects funded by the Australian government to strengthen national security.

    The Apostle Project will develop an automated system that paints an “intelligence picture” of particular people, places, and organizations of interest to intelligence analysts. The Beat the News project will analyze open source intelligence data—both text and multimedia—to forecast civil unrest events.

    D2DCRC acts as an R&D integrator, seeking out best-of-breed technology from all over the world, and augmenting it with custom development to fulfill the current and future national security needs of Australian federal government agencies.

    “Motivating these projects is the fact that intelligence analysts are drowning in information, and spending more time gathering data and less time doing analysis. That’s only going to get worse,” D2DCRC CEO Sanjay Mazumdar said. “At present, building an ‘intelligence picture’ of a person or organization is very manual. Our goal is to automate the data gathering, so that analysts spend more time analyzing, linking, and interrogating the data.

    “That Basis Technology had experience in predictive analytics projects and a successful track record in the U.S. national security community, were key factors in our choosing Rosette.”

    “Our partnership with Data to Decisions CRC enables longer range and more accurate event prediction, by allowing the team to make use of data sources in a broader range of languages,” said Gregor Stewart, VP of Product Management at Basis Technology. “This initiative builds on our work in previous predictive analytics projects, and presents unique challenges suited to the powerful adaptability features of Rosette that can eke out an extra few percentage points of accuracy when it is really needed.”

    About Data to Decisions CRC
    Established with a grant of $25 million in July 2014, the Data to Decisions CRC is part of the Cooperative Research Centres Programme where, with funding from the Australian Government, researchers and industry leaders are brought together to provide Big Data capabilities, resulting in a safer and more secure nation, and a sustainable Big Data workforce for Australia. Data to Decisions CRC’s mission is to undertake impactful NLP research and development, delivering outcomes to national security and other data intensive sectors.

    About Basis Technology
    Analyzing text—the hardest part of big data—is critical to verifying identity, understanding customers, anticipating world events, and uncovering crime. Companies such as Airbnb®, Luminoso®, Recorded Future®, Tamr™, and Yelp®, and agencies across the U.S. intelligence community, use Rosette to solve their toughest human language problems. For over 20 years, Basis Technology has been at the forefront of natural language processing applied to enterprise search, social listening, e-commerce, and e-discovery. Our cyber forensics team pioneers better, faster, and cheaper techniques to extract digital evidence, keeping government and law enforcement ahead of exponential growth of data volumes. For more information, visit www.basistech.com or write to info@basistech.com.