On 22nd of March, Meltwater’s Stockholm NLP Meetup hosted a session about the technological development in a startup company called Kickborn. In this meetup Harinder Bedi, the founder of Kickborn, described a cognitive information retrieval system that understands the intent of questions and provides answers to them.
On 3rd of March, Meltwater hosted a session of our Continous Delivery Meetup, with the fitting topic Continuously Everything. We hosted these sessions at our beautiful office at Kungsportsavenyen in the middle of Gothenburg.
On October 15th we proudly hosted SF-Text at our Meltwater HQ in San Francisco. SF-Text is a popular NLP themed meetup in the Bay Area. The event was well-attended (+70 people) with plenty of NLP professionals and experts in the audience.
Our very own Babak Rasolzadeh (Director of Engineering, Data Science, Meltwater) gave a talk about NLP and Data Science at Meltwater with the title “The Importance of Entities”.
We recently decided to open source our high-performance batch-percolator plugin for Elasticsearch. This article tells the story of how and why it was developed, and also gives you some insight into the scalability and performance problems we face daily in our engineering team.