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Digital Reasoning Awarded Patent for Large-Scale Entity Resolution
Patent Recognizes Innovation in the Analysis of Human-generated Big Data at an Unprecedented Level of Quality and Scale

NASHVILLE, Tenn. August 15, 2013 – Digital Reasoning, the company that enables automated understanding of human communication, is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued the company a patent (U.S. Patent No. 8,457,950 B1) for a system and method for coreference resolution. This recently issued patent is part of a patent portfolio that includes 5 issued patents and numerous other pending patent applications.

Critical information about entities (people, organizations, and locations) is contained within emails, documents, websites, blogs and social media platforms. Being able to identify which entities represent the same real-world person, organization or location across millions of documents, while revealing valuable connections and patterns is a significant Big Data challenge for enterprises and government agencies.

“We are now able to perform entity resolution at an unprecedented quality and scale. The benefit for consumers of our technology is that they’ll be able to employ a machine to identify the unique identities for people, places, and organizations across millions of documents containing human language,” said Matthew Russell, Chief Technology Officer at Digital Reasoning. “Transforming digital human language data into actionable information is a monumental task that is difficult for even highly competent teams of subject matter experts to accomplish, and we can now use automated and customizable processes to do it in a scalable manner.”

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