Fwix Enhances Location-Based Search Engine with Entity Extraction from Basis Technology
Rosette Entity Extractor finds locations in webpages, improving accuracy of Fwix geotagging technology
Cambridge—November 1, 2011—Basis Technology today announced that Fwix, Inc., an innovative geotagging search platform that organizes the world’s information by location, has enhanced its technology by incorporating the Rosette® Entity Extractor as part of its technology pipeline. Rosette automatically extracts keywords from unstructured content. Fwix’s in-house technology then incorporates these results to enhance their already cutting-edge technology.
Fwix uses Rosette to identify keywords from text within webpages, and entity extraction is a step within the Fwix geotagging process. In turn, Fwix geotags the content by attaching a latitude and longitude coordinate pair to that piece of content.
“Entity extraction is one component of geotagging, and as geotagging is the foundation of our technology platform, entity extraction is critical,” said Adrian Druzgalski, CTO of Fwix, Inc. “We use a variety of technologies—most of them proprietary—to geotag content and incorporating Basis Technology’s Rosette Entity Extractor should enhance our offering for the better.”
“Fwix is at the forefront of a new breed of search-based technologies that take advantage of the information in unstructured data, and we are pleased that Fwix has chosen Rosette to enhance their innovative platform,” said Steve Kearns, Product Manager of Basis Technology. “Customers like Fwix rely on Rosette to provide fast and reliable text analytics in many languages.”
About Fwix, Inc.
Fwix is redefining local search by indexing the Web by the places and locations mentioned in webpages. By geotagging the entire Web, Fwix provides developers and partners with a robust API, giving access to geotagged content across news, blogs, places data, social media, and more. For more information, go to www.fwix.com.
About Basis Technology
Basis Technology develops innovative products and solutions incorporating multilingual text analytics and digital forensics. Our Rosette® linguistics platform provides morphological analysis, entity extraction, name matching, name translation, and Arabic chat translation, yielding useful information from unstructured data in such fields as information retrieval, government intelligence, e‑discovery, and financial compliance. Our digital forensics team pioneers better, faster, and cheaper techniques to extract forensic evidence, keeping government and law enforcement ahead of exponential growth of data storage volumes.
Our products and services are used by over 250 major organizations, including Amazon.com, EMC, Endeca, Exalead/Dassault, Fujitsu, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Oracle, and governments around the world. Learn more at www.basistech.com or call +1-617-386-2090.