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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.

Lorraine Chapman on 03/12/2019
Our Academic Program supports a number pf PhD students in their research studies. This blog features the most recent work of Jingqing Zhang, a PhD student working in the Data Science Institute at Imperial College, London. At our last meeting, Jingqing took us through his plans for the coming months as he works to make progress on his latest project involving deep learning models.
Lili Xu on 03/04/2019
Imagine you are sitting in front of thousands of articles and trying to organize them into different folders. How would you accomplish it and how long would you expect to finish it? Reading all the articles one by one and spending days or even months to finish the task? If you have some sort of data but have no clue how to efficiently cluster them, then this article should be a right place to start.
Jessica Lorti on 03/03/2019
In this edition of “5 Questions” we interviewed Richard Chapman, one of the founders of HPCC Systems, an original designer of ECL, and the creator of Richard’s Online XML Inquiry Engine, otherwise known as ROXIE.
Lorraine Chapman on 02/28/2019
2018 was another great year for our Academic Program. In total, we collaborated with 17 different academic institutions spread across the US, Asia and Europe. Every year, we sponsor PhD research projects, provide support to supplement curriculum content, host workshops, take part in hackathons, provide internship opportunities and our Academic Partners contribute to our community events. So much was achieved in 2018. Let's look at the highlights.
Cassandra Walker on 02/15/2019
Chris Gropp, a PhD student at Clemson University, spoke at HPCC Systems Tech Talk 10, focusing on how to plan effectively at the start of a machine learning research project to achieve a successful outcome. This blog shares his experience on how to ask the right questions with machine learning, by taking a step back and carefully examining the requirements.
Jessica Lorti on 02/07/2019
Lili Xu, our next participant in the “5 Questions” interview series, has interacted with HPCC Systems in several different roles. She first began working with the platform as part of her Ph.D. studies in Dr. Amy Apon’s DICE lab at Clemson University. Lili has also completed three consecutive internships with HPCC Systems and recently joined the company as a full-time technologist.
Jessica Lorti on 01/22/2019
​​​​​​​Welcome to the third installment of our “5 Questions” interview series. This month we chatted with Amy Apon PhD., the professor and chair of the Division of Computer Science for Clemson University. Dr. Apon maintains an active research program at Clemson where she works with cloud computing, performance modeling and analysis of parallel and distributed system and data-intensive computing, among others.
Rob Mansfield on 01/15/2019
Rob Mansfield is a Senior Data Scientist at Proagrica. He contributed his dapper bundle to our HPCC Systems github repository in 2018, which helps turn verbose ECL calls in to simple verbs. In this blog, Rob talks about what dapper can do, how to install it and how to use its various functions. He also walks through some code, comparing how it might look in regular ECL.
Arjuna Chala on 01/14/2019
I’ve been intrigued of late by the challenge of managing the big data needs of autonomous cars. The driverless car has been a tech dream for decades, and now that broadband connectivity, cloud computing and artificial intelligence are increasingly available, I believe we’ll see autonomous cars going mainstream in the near future, provided certain technical and regulatory milestone are reached.
Yanrui Ma on 01/10/2019
Users of Dynamic ESDL will be pleased to hear you can now take advantage of some major changes which make instantiating and managing ESDL services at run time even more dynamic. In this blog, our ESP expert, Yanrui Ma demonstrates how to bind to any permissible port, how to bind multiple services on the same port and how to use the 'hybrid mode' to help migrate from static to dynamic services.