A closeup from the Silicon valley
The Kaposvar HQ of the Precognox company hosted a new meetup in Wednesday afternoon. Our guest was Dénes Finduk, the editor of http://siliconvalleylife.blog.hu and Data Engeneer Lead of Addepar Company seating in the Silicon Valley. We learned from him how he achieved to accomplish his studies with Master degree in the University of Edinburgh and later how he started his career in the US. During the interactive meetup Dénes was bombarded with questions and he answered them with his friendly and opened manner. From his report we took a glimpse of his everyday life in California which mostly consists of work and work and work. Well, we’ve seen from his photos that sometimes there is room for fun activities in the lives of our colleagues overseas as well. Long and familiar discussion closed the meetup in the evening with the obligatory pizza dinner.
Our former trainee, Kitti Balogh, joins our research team as a full-time member.
Kitti has just graduated in Eötvös University with an MSc degree from Statistics and her thesis "The application of latent Dirichlet allocation for Social Sciences" received the prize of best Survey Statistics Master's Thesis of the academic year 2014/15.
Congratulations Kitti, we are so proud of you!
KConnect launched its official website: www.kconnect.eu and begins the commercialisation of new multi-lingual medical text analysis and search services. Precognox is a proud partner of the team.
The new state-of-the-art medical information search services have the ability to empower healthcare and life science professionals and the public alike. The search services can provide the fastest and most relevant medical support information available from which users can make the best-informed decisions.
The intelligent (semantic) search services can incorporate both published medical literature and in-house medical information sources (such as electronic health records or health registries).
"The quality of the search performance can help clinicians and researchers remain at the forefront of their profession. By having the right knowledge about best practices and treatments at their fingertips, clinicians can ensure the very best in patient outcomes and a healthier community," says Professor Robert Stewart, Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College London.
Intelligent search for better user experience
The search services have been made 'intelligent' by understanding the meaning/context/intent of user queries. The very best in medical information is made more findable by the fact that the semantic search is not just based on query keywords but also on related concepts and contexts.
The user search box has the ability to understand keyword connotations, related concepts and their relationships within a medical context. Such machine comprehension is also employed in the 'reading' (indexing, classifying and annotating) of medical content so that the most relevant information can be found even if a user's chosen keyword happens to be absent within the text.
Search global medical information in any language
The accurate language mapping of key medical concepts allows users to search in their own language (currently there are several European languages available with more to follow). The addition of machine translation means that information can be provided either in English or the source's original language.
Building blocks for tailored medical services
Individually created components and toolkits mean that an organisation can tailor its search-driven medical solutions according to its own requirements. There are several tailoring options available including information sources, access (cloud or local installation), language, security, functionality (alerts, recommendations and social search) and whether the created solution is either standalone or embedded.
Due to the expected demand for its services, KConnect is looking to extend its Professional Service Community by looking for new partners to help with the quick and wider adoption of its services.
The KConnect Consortium are:
- Vienna University of Technology (Austria);
- Findwise AB (Sweden);
- Precognox Kft (Hungary);
- Ontotext AD (Bulgaria);
- Trip Database Ltd (UK);
- Health on the Net Foundation (Switzerland);
- Qulturum, Region Jönköping County (Sweden);
- King's College London (UK);
- University of Sheffield (UK) - GATE;
- Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic).
As a partner of Corruption Research Centre Budapest, Precognox is participating in the DIGIWHIST Horizon 2020 project. DIGIWHIST aims to build a platform which can analyze procurement data from 35 European countries in various languages. Also, the whistleblower platform will be implemented during the project.
The project is lead by the University of Cambridge, other members of the consortium are
We are proud to announce that two of our emplyoees - Tünde Molnár and Gábor István Kulcsár - passed their ISTQB CTFL exam on January 30th, 2015.
Software testing as a profession and the related ISTQB certification is increasingly popular around the world. The International Software Testing Qualification Board was founded in Belgium in 2002 - involving highly regarded testing professionals - for the purpose of creating a basic, fundamental set of 'testing regulations' that can be applied in software testing all around the world.
Congratulations to them!