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HPCC Systems blog contributors are engineers and data scientists who for years have enabled LexisNexis customers to use big data to fulfill critical missions, gain competitive advantage, or unearth new discoveries. Check this blog regularly for insights into how HPCC Systems technology can put big data to work for your own organization.

Cassandra Walker on 07/11/2019
This ECL Tip spotlights the Enterprise Control Language (ECL) TABLE function. The TABLE function is a versatile tool for ETL (extract, transform, load) operations, and was one of the first ECL statements available, well before the family of TRANSFORM functions.
Jessica Lorti on 07/10/2019
Flavio Villanustre, our VP of technology, recently spoke with Dr. Khoshgoftaar and discussed big data, Khoshgoftaar’s interest in academics and education, and his time as a mentor.
Flavio Villanustre on 07/08/2019
More companies are adopting artificial intelligence (AI ) to stay relevant and compete more effectively. Ethical AI needs to balance the potential benefits and risks of intelligent systems. Mutual benefit should be central to ethical AI discussions.
Cassandra Walker on 06/26/2019
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death among women, with about half a million new cases worldwide in 2018 (WHO, 2018). 90% of cervical cancer deaths occur in low resource settings. This mortality could be reduced through effective prevention, screening, and treatment programs.
Cassandra Walker on 06/12/2019
This ECL Tip spotlights the top ten most common Enterprise Control Language (ECL) compiler/runtime errors, and how to correct them. Developers often encounter these specific errors while learning ECL. Most of these errors are easy to fix, but it is important to understand what the error message is saying and what needs to be corrected.
Lorraine Chapman on 06/05/2019
Ten students are joining the team as part of the HPCC Systems Intern Program in 2019. This program now functions over three continents. We have 5 students joining from US based universities and 4 from India. This year, we have expanded the program into Europe and our first student from this continent joins us from the UK.
Flavio Villanustre on 05/20/2019
While humans aren’t as fast or accurate as computers when it comes to analyzing data, computers are no match for us when it comes to the informed application of that analysis, creativity, lateral thinking and emotional intelligence. We possess critical thinking and experience that today’s computers simply can’t replicate. Likewise, computers don’t have the capability for ethical thinking that humans do.
Cassandra Walker on 05/07/2019
This ECL Tip spotlights the Enterprise Control Language (ECL) SET and the functions that incorporate SET. ECL SET is a useful tool in query design and processing. One of the most common applications for ECL SET is to simplify code by eliminating multiple “OR” conditions in a filter.
Jessica Lorti on 05/02/2019
Jo Prichard is a senior data scientist at LexisNexis Risk Solutions and a long-time HPCC Systems user. Focusing on big data research and development, Jo helps enterprises target fraud, collusion and other socio-behavioral risk factors.
Roger Dev on 04/09/2019
Text Vectorization allows for the mathematical treatment of textual information. Words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs can be organized as points in high-dimensional space such that closeness in space implies closeness of meaning. HPCC Systems' new TextVectors module supports vectorization for words, phrases, or sentences in a parallelized, high-performance, and user-friendly package.