Cortical.io, an innovator in natural language processing (NLP), announces the availability of its Retina engine
in the Microsoft Azure Market Place. Based on an advanced proprietary machine intelligence algorithm, the Cortical.io
Retina engine encompasses a wide range of highly efficient NLP tools for text filtering, classification, clustering or
searching, that work across languages and in real time. It enables direct semantic comparisons of text, making complex NLP
operations stunningly simple. Now the Cortical.io Retina engine is available to developers as a REST API on the
Microsoft Cloud Computing Platform.
“Our customers typically look for a flexible, highly scalable platform to integrate the Cortical.io Retina engine into
their own application”, explains Francisco Webber, co-founder of Cortical.io. “Whether they have developed the ultimate
news filter that must analyze terabytes of data in real time, or a tool that automatically categorizes product descriptions
independently of the language used, they can now handle any workload, anywhere in the world.”
“Because it is highly efficient, the Cortical.io Retina engine makes it possible to tame the Big Text Data challenges
in terms of volume and speed. We are excited to see what kind of intelligent applications for text analytics the Azure
community will come up with,” said Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure.
The Cortical.io Retina engine offers a fundamentally new approach to handle Big Data originating from unstructured text
sources. It can be easily integrated to develop the next generation of business applications for social media monitoring,
enterprise search, information discovery or profile matching, with unmatched quality.