Cognition Grabs Grabbit

October 15, 2010

We learned that Cognition Technologies has landed a deal with Grabbit, the developer of cloud hosted services for social media.

Cognition’s semantic tools will add zing to Grabbit’s new Web services. The scope of Cognition’s Semantic Map is more than double the size of any other computational linguistic dictionary for English, and includes more than ten million semantic connections that are comprised of semantic contexts, meaning representations, taxonomy and word meaning distinctions. The Map encompasses over 540,000 word senses (word and phrase meanings); 75,000 concept classes (or synonym classes of word meanings); 8,000 nodes in the technology’s ontology or classification scheme; and 510,000 word stems (roots of words) for the English language. Cognition’s lexical resources encode a wealth of semantic, morphological and syntactic information about the words contained within documents and their relationships to each other.

According to “Cognition to Power Grabbit’s Online Recommendation Engine”:

By using Cognition’s state-of-the-art semantic technology to analyze Tweets, Facebook updates, blog posts, friends, locations, product purchases, brand preferences, and other data, Grabbit will be able to intelligently recommend products, content, and people that a Grabbit user might find interesting.

For more information about Grabbit, Inc., navigate to Grabbit.net. For more information about Cognition Technologies, click to www.cognition.com.

Stephen E Arnold, October 15, 2010

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