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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 08/29/2019
Deep learning is a subset of machine learning that is modeled on the basis of the human brain. It essentially teaches computers what comes naturally to humans (learning by examples). In this blog, we discuss how deep learning models using background knowledge were used to achieve sequence learning on traffic and natural language. We also introduce the deep learning tool, TensorLayer.
Rodrigo Pastrana on 08/29/2019
As of 7.2.0, HPCC Systems platform users have access to a new Web service called WsStore. The service is a general purpose key-value (KV) store. A key-value store is a type of non-relational database that uses a simple key-value pair mechanism to store data in which the key serves as a unique identifier to index associated value entries. Keys and values can be anything--ranging from simple literals to complex compound objects.
Jessica Lorti on 08/15/2019
This month’s “5 Questions” interview series features one of our talented interns, Yash Jain. Pursuing his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Mumbai, Yash’s internship project is entitled, “Cluster Deployment with Juju Charm.”
Flavio Villanustre on 08/08/2019
As is quite evident today, data can be used to improve just about everything. Our data-centered volunteer work has allowed us to help find missing people and provide education to children in need.
Cassandra Walker on 08/06/2019
Time series forecasting is an important statistical tool for predicting future events, needs, trends, etc., and can be applied to a variety of data sources. Jeremy Meier and David Noh, recent graduates of Clemson University’s Computer Science program, spoke at HPCC Systems Tech Talk episode 23 about the basic principles and components of time series forecasting using modern machine learning methods. This blog gives insight into their semester-long project, which focused on time series analysis and forecasting using financial datasets. 
Cassandra Walker on 07/17/2019
The ECL IDE is an integrated development environment for ECL programmers to create, edit, and execute Enterprise Control Language (ECL) code within the HPCC Systems platform. The latest 7.0 version includes new features and enhancements, such as a more comprehensive autocomplete, tooltips, and F12 capabilities. 
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.