Cognition Technologies Highlighted in Gilbane Group Semantic Report

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Semantic technology experts, the Gilbane Group, names Cognition Technologies a leader in landmark report on the Semantic marketplace and applications for the enterprise.

Cognition Technologies, the next-generation Semantic Natural Language Processing (NLP) company, today announced that it has been highlighted in the Gilbane Group's latest research entitled Semantic Software Technologies: Landscape of High Value Applications for the Enterprise. This new landmark report is a must for any company interested in learning how semantic technologies and applications can help them achieve their corporate goals. The report, along with a special profile by the Gilbane Group about Cognition Technologies, can be downloaded free of charge at

"Cognition is a company that has been building its Semantic Map of the English language for over a decade." As noted by Lynda Moulton, Senior Analyst and Consultant with the Gilbane Group a division of Outsell, Inc., the semantic technology marketplace is in a formative stage with numerous companies offering natural language processing (NLP) software options. "Cognition is notable for its advanced linguistic text processing tools currently being leveraged by their partners in commercial semantic applications. Cognition's NLP expertise and its collaborative approach to building ontologies is well-respected by both developers of semantic platforms and academic researchers. They also understand the potential for Cognition tools to jump-start their adoption of NLP, putting them to use in their own applications."

Cognition partners with well-known technology companies, including Microsoft's Bing search engine, to make other applications smarter. Cognition calls this their ability to "semantically enable" other technology applications. Giving technologies a near-complete understanding of the English language is a major competitive advantage for any enterprise search, e-discovery, or other technology which relies on text to operate. "Cognition's partners greatly appreciate the fact that they can integrate a superior Semantic technology like Cognition's that does not rely on Semantic mark-up language or page tagging," stated Dr. Kathleen Dahlgren, the company's founder and CTO, "Tagging pages is an attempt at a short cut around building a complete Semantic Map of the English language, but we have a 25-year head-start with our Semantic Map."

The backbone of Cognition's technology is its development of the world's largest Semantic Map of the English language. The scope of Cognition's Semantic Map is more than double the size of any other computational linguistic dictionary for English, and includes more than ten million semantic connections that are comprised of semantic contexts, meaning representations, taxonomy and word meaning distinctions. The Map encompasses over 540,000 word senses (word and phrase meanings); 75,000 concept classes (or synonym classes of word meanings); 8,000 nodes in the technology's ontology or classification scheme; and 510,000 word stems (roots of words) for the English language. Cognition's lexical resources encode a wealth of semantic, morphological and syntactic information about the words contained within documents and their relationships to each other. These resources were created, codified and reviewed by lexicographers and linguists over a span of more than 25 years.

In addition to the Gilbane Group's landmark overview of the Natural Language Processing marketplace, their "deep-dive" into Cognition Technologies is a helpful tool to evaluate Cognition's advanced semantic technology and application tools for developers. The report states:

"Cognition's toolset, in both scope and depth, contribute to its emerging leadership position in the semantic software market as a partner for building both enterprise solution applications and better semantic Web searching. Cognition's semantic map alone, painstakingly crafted with advanced grammatical rules, contains over 1/2 million base word forms and provides a much needed jumping off point for developers. Using it to build value-added software applications, suppliers to the marketplace will deliver more precision in search results with better recall using natural language processing. Cognition NLP is a building block for Web 3.0."

Read more about the semantic software industry and a full review of Cognition by downloading the Gilbane report, Semantic Software Technologies; Landscape of High Value Applications for the Enterprise and the accompanying deep-dive about Cognition. Go to

About Cognition Technologies:

Cognition Technologies (, based in Los Angeles, has developed a revolutionary Semantic Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology which adds word and phrase meaning and "understanding" to computer applications, enabling them to be more human-like in their processing of information. Cognition's Semantic Map, the underlying technology developed over the past 25 years, is the largest and most extensive in existence. Applications and technologies that utilize Cognition's Semantic NLP™ technology are positioned to take full advantage of Web 3.0 (the Semantic Web).


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