How does someone go from being an aspiring sports writer to having the job title “Data Acquisition Engineer”? Although it seems unconventional, this path has paid dividends for one of our experts on Deep Web technologies, Corey Hermanson. Born and raised in the Minnesota, Corey has always called the upper midwest his home. After graduating high school, Corey […]
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For those who are unfamiliar with our line of work, the difference between open data vs. web content may be confusing. In fact, it’s even a question that doesn’t have a clear answer for those of us who are familiar with Deep Web data extraction. One of the best practices we do as a company is […]
Tyson Johnson, our Vice President of Business Development, begins his mornings reading news sources and blogs to keep his eye on data industry trends. He then catches up on our new and potential leads and reviews everything from existing projects to potential engagements. His daily goal is straight-forward: develop Deep Web Data-as-a-Service strategies to make sure […]
Our Deep Web and open source data technologies are a tremendous asset for our clients. Any Data-as-a-Service function we execute puts our clients in the best position to fulfill their specific needs and goals. No one understands this more than Will Bushee, our Vice President of Technology. For years, Will has been working alongside our clients to get them the […]
Some are always searching for truth. Truth-seeking is what helps ignite the thought-provoking flame that guides us in the intelligence community. When paired with a sharp, analytical mind and a drive to maximize possibility, a truth-seeker becomes someone who is absolutely invaluable to Deep Web searches and Data-as-a-Service. As an aficionado of learning, teaching, leadership, and […]
The fiery 2016 election cycle brought increased wariness and scrutiny of the media — and the news content we digest. Misleading facts and deceptive memes were disseminated through news articles, blogs, and social media at ever-increasing volumes. In this new era of post-trust politics, it is more critical than ever to research and verify the […]
When making sense of a web page’s raw text, one of the ideal pieces of metadata is the “publish date.” Assigning dates to web content attributes the documents, and all other pieces of intelligence found within that document, to a specific time period. This helps the data analyst quickly drill-down into the data by date […]
Social media monitoring programs need to be adaptable and open to other open-source data options. As Instagram adjusts its API access, the access to that data is being restricted. This is also in light of the recent Twitter crackdown on use of its data in law enforcement and government. Since Twitter appears to have enhanced enforcement […]
We partnered with Basis Technology to show how their technology Rosette Text Analytics could be utilized with ours in a fun, Christmas-themed example that they published on their blog. We harvested data from WikiLeaks and curated the data to find Christmas-related mentions. Find out what we were able to uncover. You can read it here.
Social media content can tell us a lot about the nature of any given situation. In recent years, the intelligence community has found these surveillance efforts to be incredibly advantageous, especially when obtaining free web content. However, without diversifying your data sources, relying on social media content can be a risky proposition for any company.