Microsoft Entity Cube app - Mine the Web

Microsoft researchers in Beijing are developing applications that mine online data to track human relationships and help with translation, lab managers. Another program in development analyzes satellite positioning data to direct users to interesting locations by mobile phone. The application, called the “Entity Cube” and currently available only in Chinese, creates the maps based on […]

Microsoft researchers in Beijing are developing applications that mine online data to track human relationships and help with translation, lab managers. Another program in development analyzes satellite positioning data to direct users to interesting locations by mobile phone. The application, called the “Entity Cube” and currently available only in Chinese, creates the maps based on public online information. Its database draws on archived Web content to determine the type and the strength of each relationship, and Microsoft computers crawl 200 Chinese news Web sites to update it as new information hits the Internet, he said.

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