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Parity Computing Announces Industry Leading Journal Recommendation System
New software helps researchers target their manuscripts
San Diego, CA - Parity Computing today announced the launch of Parity Journal Sense™, a powerful new recommendation system for helping science, technology, and medical (STM) researchers identify the most suitable journal for publishing their manuscripts.
Journal Sense users submit keywords, an abstract, or the entire text of their unpublished manuscript, and obtain a ranked list of journal recommendations. Journal Sense achieves industry leading relevance accuracy, which is significantly higher than simpler keyword matching solutions, and can often recommend relevant journals that authors may not be familiar with or did not realize would be suitable for their research.
"The accuracy of our system has been evaluated by third-parties via both automated roll-back-the-clock tests and manual expert assessments", said Dr. Mark Land, Parity's Chief Scientist for STM Analytics. "A simple way to summarize the results is that Journal Sense is roughly four times as accurate as straightforward keyword matching, and is also significantly more accurate than any other available system for which accuracy numbers have been reported".
Journal Sense is built on Parity's Semantic Profiling Engine™, which quantitatively characterizes (profiles) both the manuscript and the candidate set of journals. "We use a carefully optimized mix of features, term normalization, and a proprietary Parity weighting function to generate term vectors for both queries and journals, and then compute match scores", said Dr. Aditya Sehgal, Parity's Director of Research and New Products.
The Journal Sense recommendation engine is deployed for customers as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application, and interfaces easily with any front end system. The SaaS offering is accompanied by Parity's index of the MEDLINE corpus, and can also be integrated with customer-owned content upon request.
About Parity Computing
Parity provides powerful data mining, analytics, and decision-support systems to publishers and enterprises in the science, technology, and medical (STM) industry.
Parity Chairman Honored by UCSD
40th Faculty Excellence Awards Honors Outstanding Teaching, Research and Service
As educators, they powerfully inspire student ambition; as researchers, they drive scholarship to new heights; and as citizens, they reach out to the community to expand resources to the underserved. Six UC San Diego faculty members will be honored at the 40th annual Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Awards for going above and beyond to make a positive impact in their teaching, research and service. The recognition ceremony will be held Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the J.R. Beyster Auditorium at the Rady School of Management.
"I congratulate this year's Faculty Excellence Award honorees for their commitment to our campus and service to the community," said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. "These faculty members are exceptional educators, scholars and civic leaders, and their passion for advancing knowledge and dedication to positively impacting our society is remarkable."
Over the past 40 years, UC San Diego has recognized the contributions of more than 130 faculty members. The annual ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of UC San Diego faculty as a whole, while highlighting the important contributions of the university's most exemplary teachers and researchers via brief video presentations. Chancellor's Associates, a program for donors who give an annual leadership gift of $2,500 or more to the university, will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of university faculty members with a citation and $2,500 award.
The recipients of the 2014 Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Awards include: Lin Chao, professor of biological sciences, for excellence in undergraduate teaching; Leslie J. Carver, associate professor of psychology, for excellence in graduate teaching; Stephan M. Haggard, professor of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), for excellence in research in humanities and social sciences; Susan S. Taylor, professor of pharmacology and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, for excellence in research in science and engineering; Ramamohan Paturi, professor of computer science and engineering, for excellence in community service; and Susan Narucki, professor of music, for excellence in performing and visual arts.
Award candidates are nominated by their academic peers, with final selection by a committee comprising Chancellor's Associates donors. Criteria for selection are based on faculty member achievements, reputation and impact on students and the academic community.
Ramamohan Paturi, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Excellence in Community Service
Ramamohan Paturi, whose research is focused on algorithms and computational complexity, has been a professor of computer science at UC San Diego since 1986. He recently initiated a program for incoming students from academically and socially disadvantaged schools to develop their passion for computer science and engineering and provide a smooth transition to college. The Summer Program for Incoming Students (SPIS) employs individual attention, experiential learning and rigorous academics to help students succeed and realize their full potential.
"Ramamohan Paturi has put great effort into developing SPIS from scratch on a purely voluntary basis," said Rajesh Gupta, professor and chair, Computer Science and Engineering. "Utmost on his mind is to show students that UC San Diego is committed to providing them with the best educational opportunities and the tools to ensure success."
Parity Computing Launches Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis
New software aids caregivers in detecting sepsis.
Parity Computing today announced the launch of Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis, a powerful new software system for aiding providers in caring for patients at potential risk of sepsis.
A study of the system's clinical results is being presented this week at the International Sepsis Forum's 2012 Symposium in Paris. The study, by sepsis researchers at Cooper University Hospital, reports that Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis "is able to identify the presence of sepsis and correlate with meaningful patient-centered outcomes."
Sepsis was declared a global medical emergency by the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) in 2010, with Konrad Reinhart, M.D., Chairman of the GSA, noting that "Tens of millions of people die from sepsis each year, making it the likely leading cause of death worldwide." In the U.S., there are over 750,000 cases of sepsis annually, resulting in high mortality and a cost of over $17B to the healthcare system, with mortality for septic shock exceeding 50%.
"Early detection and treatment are essential to improve sepsis outcomes and costs - every hour matters. But successful early detection is complex and costly, requiring a high level of expert caregiver attention. Our software automatically monitors all patients in the hospital all the time, issuing alerts that bring immediate attention to at-risk patients," said Steve Nathan, CEO of Parity Computing.
Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis is distinguished by its use of natural language processing, real-time intelligent filtering of device signals, and an approach to high prediction accuracy driven by machine learning. "Our software provides a unique combination of early alerting and an extremely low false positive rate. This is critical to the success of our approach because clinicians will not use a system unless it provides significant value while avoiding the 'alarm fatigue' caused by many traditional alerting systems," said Dr. Christopher Rosin, Parity's Chief Scientist.
Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis is currently in operation at multiple centers in the U.S., including Parkview Community Hospital in Riverside, California. "We consider this system an important part of our strategic direction because it represents the leading edge of technology for meaningful, real-time clinical decision support that truly empowers our staff to provide outstanding care to patients.", said Doug Drumwright, CEO of Parkview Hospital.
Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis does not require any significant clinical workflow changes, and depends only on patient data already being collected as part of the current standard of care.
About Parity Computing
Parity Computing, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent automation solutions to organizations in the science, technology, and medical industries. Clinical Vigilance™ for Sepsis is a product of the healthcare analytics division of Parity Computing. For further information see http://www.clinicalvigilance.com.
Parity Computing Powers Edanz Journal Selector
Automated recommendations help authors target the most appropriate journals.
Parity Computing, Inc., the leader in intelligent automation solutions for the science, technology, and medical (STM) industry, has been chosen by Edanz Group Limited to power the Edanz Journal Selector. The Journal Selector recommends the most suitable peer-reviewed journals for submission of authors’ manuscripts, based on the abstract or a portion of the article. The system has been launched by Edanz as a free, web-accessible service to authors.
At the core of the recommendation system is Parity’s patented Semantic Profiling Engine™, which provides industry-leading accuracy for STM solutions in multiple domains. In the Journal Selector, the Semantic Profiling Engine™ quantitatively characterizes (profiles) both the manuscript and the candidate set of journals. Parity’s proprietary matching algorithms then discover the best target journals for the manuscript. The system is completely automated and generates an immediate response for the user.
"Parity's system and domain specialist skills made them a great partner in building Journal Selector. Their solution provides highly accurate semantic matching, scalability on large datasets, rapid response time for users, and ease of operation for Edanz," said Richard Parris, Systems Director of Edanz.
The Journal Selector is the first service to be launched by Edanz as part of its new Journal Advisor platform, a comprehensive suite of applications and services to help authors maximize their publication potential. Parity Computing was selected by Edanz as its technology partner for realizing their vision for the Journal Advisor.
“Accuracy of the recommendations made by our Journal Selector is paramount,” said Benjamin Shaw, Edanz Group’s China and Global Director. “Parity’s semantic technology has enabled us to create a service that will give authors more reliable, readily-available information than they’ve ever had about where to direct their manuscripts.”
"The Edanz team has been working with STM authors for years, and they are incredibly tuned in to the workflows and publication needs of this community,” said Steve Nathan, CEO of Parity Computing. “We’re proud that Edanz has recognized the power Parity’s technology brings to their platform.”
About Parity Computing
Parity provides powerful data mining, analytics, and decision-support systems to publishers and enterprises in the science, technology, and medical (STM) industry. Additionally, Parity's Clinical Vigilance™ product line monitors disparate healthcare data sources to create better patient outcomes by providing evidence-based clinical decision support. For further information see http://www.paritycomputing.com
About Edanz Editing
Edanz Group Ltd., established in Japan in 1995 and China in 2006, provides English language editing and related services for the worldwide scientific community. Edanz helps authors reach their publication goals by raising the quality of manuscripts to the international standard needed for acceptance. The Edanz team of native English-speaking editors includes experts covering all the scientific areas. As the only international editing service localized in China and Japan, Edanz understands the challenges faced by scientists whose first language is not English in achieving publication success.
Parity Computing Awarded Patent for Semantic Tagging
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012
Parity Computing, Inc., the leader in intelligent automation solutions for the science, technology, and medical (STM) industry, has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Semantic Profiling Engine™. The patent, "System and Method for Matching and Assembling Records," covers an invention related to assigning meaning to an untagged entity in a network of data by automatically inferring semantics from other entities in the network.
Semantic analysis is a core part of Parity's approach to deriving insights from large, heterogeneous, and often unstructured data sets. Parity's Semantic Profiling Engine™ - applied to data such as corpora of scientific and medical literature, business documents, and clinical records - enables applications ranging from automated profiles of scientists to journal and article recommendations to clinical decision support.
"We're excited to have the innovation of our R&D team recognized and protected by the USPTO, and to continue to bring competitive advantage to our customers by leveraging this technology in our solutions", said Steve Nathan, CEO of Parity Computing
Over 95% of the digital universe is unstructured data, so making sense of it is important for decision makers in business, science, medicine, and government. Parity's proprietary algorithms dynamically examine the relationships among all pieces of available data in order to ascribe the most context-appropriate meaning to each piece.
"When creating applications that will drive our customers' critical decisions, accuracy is paramount", said Dr. Christopher Rosin, Parity's Chief Scientist and co-founder. "The combination of our accuracy-driven development methodology and approach for analyzing explicit and derived semantic information provides the basis for the industry leading performance of our solutions."
About Parity Computing
Parity provides powerful data mining, analytics, and decision-support systems to publishers and enterprises in the science, technology, and medical (STM) industry. Additionally, Parity's Clinical Vigilance™ product line monitors disparate healthcare data sources to create better patient outcomes at lower costs by providing evidence-based, disease-specific clinical decision support.
IEEE Partners with Parity Computing on Author Disambiguation Initiative
PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, has chosen Parity Computing, Inc., for an author name disambiguation initiative in support of the IEEE Xplore® digital library. This initiative will leverage Parity's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based Author Profiling System to enable the development and maintenance of unique author and institution IDs for an enhanced IEEE Xplore author search experience and new value-added services.
Author disambiguation establishes authority files for authors and institutions by indentifying all articles written by a given author or at a given institution, while simultaneously distinguishing between different authors having the same name.
The problem of determining whether records in a database refer to the same person is critical for both publishers and users because ambiguous names data can hamper the accuracy of results retrieval for search queries based on author names.
The benefits of author name disambiguation include:
- Improved precision of results retrieval for author name searches.
- Improved results of bibliometric analyses.
- Ability to create individual author profiles and provide new author information services.
IEEE will use Parity's Author Profiler System to construct and maintain unique, high-accuracy author and affiliation IDs based on existing information in publication source files.
With nearly three million documents in the IEEE Xplore digital library, the eventual benefits to users and subscribers upon completion are expected to be substantial.
To request a free trial of IEEE Xplore digital library, visit the IEEE digital subscriptions Web page .
IEEE, the world's largest technical professional association, is dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Learn more at www.ieee.org.
About Parity Computing
Parity provides powerful data mining, analytics, and decision-support systems to publishers and enterprises in the science, technology, and medical (STM) industry. Additionally, Parity's Clinical Vigilance™ product line monitors disparate healthcare data sources to create better patient outcomes at lower costs by providing evidence-based, disease-specific clinical decision support. For further information see www.paritycomputing.com.
Morpion solitaire: nouveau record en 178 coups
Grâce à un nouvel algorithme de recherche arborescente, un jeune informaticien américain a battu le record mondial du nombre de coups au morpion solitaire.
Connaissez-vous le morpion solitaire, qui a fait fureur dans les années 1970 et 1980 ? Ce jeu qui se pratique seul avec simplement un stylo et une feuille de papier quadrillé consiste à ajouter tour à tour des points à une configuration initiale en forme de croix suisse de façon à former des segments de cinq points alignés, verticalement, horizontalement ou en diagonale (voir la figure). L'informaticien américain Christopher Rosin, qui travaille chez Parity Computing à San Diego en Californie, a réussi à faire une grille à 178 coups. Il bat ainsi son précédent record (177 coups), qui datait... de trois mois seulement.
Chr. Rosin travaille sur des algorithmes de recherche arborescente, qui explorent des chemins sur un arbre représentant le déroulement des possibilités dans des jeux, des problèmes de planification ou des problèmes d'optimisation. Il a développé un algorithme amélioré où le choix de la branche à chaque ramification est fait au hasard, mais selon une loi qui est adaptée dynamiquement, c'est-à-dire qui est modifiée à mesure que l'on progresse vers les « feuilles » de l'arbre. Chr. Rosin a mis à l'épreuve son algorithme sur deux problèmes : la construction de grilles de mots croisés, et le morpion solitaire. Dans les deux cas, l'informaticien américain trouve que son algorithme a des performances meilleures que les autres. Et, en bonus, il améliore le record du nombre de coups au morpion solitaire. Il l'avait battu une première fois en 2010 avec 172 coups, soit deux coups de plus que le record de 1976. Cette année là, il y a 35 ans, l'étudiant Charles-Henri Bruneau, aujourd'hui professeur de mathématiques à l'Université de Bordeaux, avait réalisé une étonnante prouesse en faisant 170 coups, sans aucune aide informatique. Aujourd'hui, le record est en 178 coups. Qui dit mieux ?
Christopher Rosin se voit remettre un prix pour son article présenté lors de la 22ème International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, qui s'est tenu à Barcelone, du 16 au 22 juillet 2011.
La configuration initiale du jeu de morpion solitaire. Il s'agit d'ajouter un point pour former un segment de 5 points consécutifs horizontalement, verticalement ou en diagonale, puis de recommencer dans le but de former le maximum de segments (ou, ce qui revient au même, d'ajouter le maximum de points).
La grille à 178 coups obtenue par Christopher Rosin. Chaque coup (ou point ajouté) est numéroté dans l'ordre chronologique.
Parity Enhances Profile Creation from Text Data
For immediate release, Washington, DC, February 6. 2005-Parity Computing, Inc. announced today at the Association of American Publishers/Professional and Scholarly Publishing (AAP/PSP) Annual Meeting the public release of Version 3 of its software for automatically creating organizational and professional profiles. The platform can identify people and institutions from diverse data sources, such as research literature, books, patents, press releases, and company web pages, organizing them into unique, unambiguous profiles.
"Working in partnership with our customers, many of whom have already received tremendous value from our automated reference tagging and linking solutions, we have improved our profile technology that mines existing content to create a virtual resumé of a person's accomplishments," explained Dr. Chris Rosin, President of Parity Computing. "Our publishing customers in particular are using this technology to create rich connections in their existing product offerings and to develop new products and services."
Version 3 adds the following capabilities:
- Scalability to handle massive data sources
- Improved accuracy to merge and disambiguate names
- Customer interface to combine and split profiles and control updates
- Client management of individual privacy preferences
Dr. Mohan Paturi, Chair of the Computer Science department at University of California, San Diego and one of Parity Computing's founders, stated, "This significant advance will create profiles that enable researchers like myself to stay on top of the achievements of our colleagues, to track who's who in related fields, to understand the research strengths of individual institutions, and to identify individuals with compatible research interests."
Version 3 of Parity's author and organizational profile software is available now to deploy to Parity's existing and new customers.
Parity Computing, Inc. (www.paritycomputing.com) is a leading provider of text mining and knowledge discovery solutions, enabling businesses to recognize the value inherent in their data. Parity applies its intelligent automation technology to applications including reference tagging and linking, ontologies and classification, and organizational and author profile solutions. Parity's technology and in-depth expertise provide significant competitive advantages to customers in the domains of science and technology research (STM publishing, digital libraries, biotech/pharmaceutical), and business research (intellectual property, recruiting, institutional knowledge management). Parity's customers include Elsevier, IEEE, ACM, and other leading publishers.
Elsevier Chooses Parity Computing for Text Processing
DIEGO, Calif. - May 5, 2004 - Parity Computing, Inc, a leading unstructured
data management company, announced today that Elsevier has signed a multi-year
licensing agreement for Parity's text processing software. Parity's software
will provide intelligent automation for parts of the production of Elsevier's
databases and publications. In addition to the multi-year licensing deal,
Parity is also providing custom software development for new applications
"We selected Parity Computing on the strength of their software
and experience," said IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg, Publishing Technology
Director for Elsevier. "Parity has developed an innovative product
for text processing. This software selection was an important strategic
decision for Elsevier. In our technology evaluation, Parity's software
was able to meet our highest standards for accuracy and scalability."
Parity Computing's text processing software extracts and analyzes structured
networks of inter-document links from text-based sources. The text processing
software is a central component of Parity's platform for building structured
knowledge networks from textual data sources. Parity's systems enable
new types of research in large databases, and Parity has particularly
been able to benefit scientific and publishing clients in developing powerful
"Today's announcement is the result of several years refining the
accuracy and scalability of our text processing software for a broad range
of applications with our clients, and we are excited to see our software
applied on a large scale at Elsevier," said Mohan Paturi, founder
of Parity Computing. "Parity's technology allows automatic development
of novel data products starting from comprehensive data holdings like
those at Elsevier," added Chris Rosin, CEO of Parity Computing. "We
are happy to see our text processing software play a significant role
in strengthening research tools for Elsevier's users."
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services. Working in partnership
within the global science and health communities, the company publishes
more than 1,800 journals and 2,200 new books per year, in addition to
offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect
(www.sciencedirect.com) and MD Consult (http://www.mdconsult.com/) bibliographic
databases, online reference works and subject specific portals. Elsevier
(www.elsevier.com) is a global company headquartered in Amsterdam, The
Netherlands and has offices worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier
Group plc (www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading publisher and information
provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business
sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information
solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means
of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),
REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
Parity Computing, Inc. (www.paritycomputing.com) is a leading
provider of unstructured data management and knowledge discovery solutions,
enabling businesses to recognize the value inherent in their data. Parity's
technology platform transforms disparate data into a knowledge network
of actionable profiles and linked relationships, and provides optimized
application-specific interfaces for querying and navigation. The assembly
of these knowledge networks allows customers to gain rapid and valuable
insights into mission critical business intelligence and improves organizational
research productivity. Parity's technology and in-depth expertise provide
significant competitive advantages to customers in the domains of science
and technology research (STM publishing, digital libraries, biotech/pharmaceutical),
and business research (intellectual property, recruiting, institutional