Open Calais Blog

mySociety, Freedom of Information (FOI)

mySociety’s flagship Freedom of Information (FOI) request portal, operating in the UK since 2008, has amassed a whopping 330,000 FOI requests (and counting) from citizens over its eight year life-span. Read this case study that is using Open Calais. Ofer Harari

OpenCalais Drupal 7 Module – Functionality & Roadmap

This is a guest post by Michael R. Bagnall who was kind enough to contribute to the drupal community. Thank you Michael. Ofer   OpenCalais in Drupal Current Functionality and a Look Ahead to Drupal 8 It’s no secret that one of the most powerful aspects of the Drupal content management system is the ability […]

Discussion Group – Now Available!

We brought back the forum for discussion of Open Calais API and applications. Please use the top menu  and chose “Discussion Group” and start sharing your thoughts, questions and new ideas! Subscribe to get email alerts. We are keen to hear your feedback!   Ofer Harari    

It's about understanding, (not the keywords…)

We want the automation NLP tools to help us improve search of documents, generate accurate and relevant alerts, help us filter out what is not relevant and quickly find what we need. In other cases also find what we didn’t know we need.   To do that we need the automation to really understand what […]

8 things to know when considering semantic metadata in your platform

1. Yes – semantic metadata is critical to enhance search accuracy and relevance. It is also key to generate relevant alerts on entities , events and topics you care about (issuers in my financial portfolio or people I am tracking, etc). 2. A subject matter experts have to be involved in building metadata extraction platform. Not […]

US Elections

If you are covering the US elections, you may be interested in these events. PoliticalRelationship, VotingResults, PollsResults, PoliticalEndorsement, PersonParty, PersonCommunication, PersonRelation, CandidatePosition, DiplomaticRelations, FamilyRelation Read more in the  user guide  . Register. Ofer Harari