All posts tagged semantic analysis

May 13, 2013

SemLab Internship Opportunities: Now open for international candidates

Interns

Internship Opportunities: Now open for international candidates:

1- Econometrics & Operations Research

2- Quantitative Modeling for Algorithmic Trading & Testing

We are looking for candidates for our fast growing work in our knowledge engineering developments in algorithmic trading.

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Background of candidate is in Econometrics & Operations Research at a M.A. level university.

The candidate will be joining our Research & Development team in The Netherlands, near Amsterdam Airport. The thesis project is focusing on news analytics for multi asset class investments. The candidates should have an understanding of the implications and effects from news events on investments and risks. Macro economics and fixed income as well as equities and derivatives are subjects of interest of the internship work.

Duration: 6 month. After a successful completion of the thesis it is expected to be part of the growing development team.

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Background of the candidate is in Quantitative Modeling and/or Financial Mathematics (M.Sc./PhD-thesis)

The candidate will be joining our Research & Development team in The Netherlands, near Amsterdam Airport. The thesis project is focusing on news analytics and market data for equity asset class algorithmic trading.

Candidates should have an understanding of risk/(multi) asset valuation modeling and an emphasis on financial service applications.

We require academic experience in the field of financial data analysis and research, with strong analytic solving skills, including tools like Matlab/R and experience of working with statistics and data sets for testing your algorithm and benchmark against indices.

Communication in English is essential to both of the intern positions as well as a valid EU working permit.

If you are interested in any of these positions please send your C.V. to stalknecht@semlab.nl

 

April 12, 2013

SemLab Sponsor of NYU-Poly’s Big Data Finance Conference, May 3, NYC

SEMLAB is sponsoring the Big Data Finance Workshop organized by the department of Finance and Risk Engineering of New York UniversityPolytechnic Institute on May 3, 2013, New York City

The target audience (invitation only) includes top academics in the field and practitioners in the high-frequency, quantitative and algorithmic  industries, including customers like Goldman Sachs, ITG, QuantRisk Trading, Credit Suisse, JP MorganChase.

During the workshop SEMLAB will discuss advanced semantic analytics, specifically for quantitative- and algorithmic financial big data processing.

For more information: big data finance conference

 

October 6, 2011

Join a live Twitterview from @DJSalesTrading on sentiment analysis!

SemLab’s Bram Stalknecht and Rob Passarella of Dow Jones Newswires will host a Twitterview discussion on Sentiment Analysis in Trading on October 13, 2011.

Find out why sentiment analysis is having a major impact in today’s institutional trading markets and what it can do to give you a competitive advantage. Our experts will discuss topics such as: What is sentiment analysis? How can traders use news sentiment analysis? How are subjectivity and the intensity of words dealt with? How does the industry profit by sentiment analysis? What competitive edge can traders and quants get from sentiment analysis? What’s the future of trading on sentiment?

PANELISTS:
Rob Passarella, Vice President of Institutional Markets and Managing Director, Dow Jones Newswires
@robpas

Bram Stalknecht, CEO of SemLab, whose focus is on information technology-driven markets with extreme data processing and data-management needs
@semlabtweets

WHEN: October 13, 10:00-10:30 am ET / 3:00-3:30 pm GMT
WHERE: Follow the Twitterview on #djsemchat

 

September 15, 2011

SemLab talk on SMT and News Sentiment Analysis at Multilingualweb meeting (W3C)

SemLab’s project director Thomas Dohmen will give a presentation on the benefits and problems of using Statistical Machine Translation for News Sentiment Analysis at the Multilingualweb workshop in Limerick, Ireland.

SemLab is a partner in the LetsMT project for machine translation of smaller European languages, such as Latvian, Danish, Dutch and Croatian. The resulting translation engines of the LetsMT project are showcased on SemLab’s Newssentiment.eu website once completed.

For more information, please visit:
Multilingual web
LetsMT
Newssentiment.eu

 

June 14, 2011

MASS Proposal passes first FP7 stage

SemLab has passed the first stage with their MASS proposal for the FP7 call on Digital Content and Languages, a funding scheme of the European Commission.

In this proposal, SemLab and innovative European partner organisations propose to create a functioning multimedia sentiment analysis platform that incorporates automatic semantic analysis of customer feedback from a wide variety of web-based multimedia, and automatic translation of small and large European languages.

In order to understand social customers, companies must understand the (often unknown) languages of their customers. Today’s existing social CRM solutions are monolingual and are not suitable for following consumers’ responses across Europe. By incorporating automatic translation for larger and smaller European languages into the system, MASS can step beyond the current state of the art and deliver a database of social media information and a system that can determine sentiment from different language groups, cultures, and countries from these data.

This will enable companies to tap into a large base of social customer sentiment, and use this in their CRM solutions. By using the latest semantic analysis technologies, the sentiment portrayed in social media can be extracted. Furthermore, smart semantic tools are used to interpret specific web language, such as shortened words or expressions, emoticons, new ‘internet’ language, etc.

 

April 22, 2011

Deutsche Börse announces ‘ AlphaFlash Corporate News Germany’

Deutsche Börse has issued a press release stating that their algo news feed AlphaFlash will now deliver unscheduled corporate financial data in machine-readable format. This is the first step in an expanding service. Additional news types and countries will be added later.

AlphaFlash is supported by SemLab’s semantic analysis technology.

To read the press release, follow this link: Deutsche Börse Media Announcements

 

January 11, 2011

Automated News Analysis on Wall Street

The New York Times recently published an article about the automated news anaylsis tools that are currently being used on Wall Street. The article describes the current trend – and potential – of using semantic analysis tools for analysing news, such as the news information published in news reports, blogs and Twitter feeds.

The technologies described are very similar to SemLab’s ViewerPro technology for automatic semantic analysis of news.

You can find the original article here: NY Times website

 

October 20, 2010

EuroScope project receives Service Innovation & ICT funding

Semlab, together with Partners Infa and DowJones, received funding from the Netherlands’ newest innovation programme Sii (Service Innovation & ICT) for their Innovative project ‘EuroScope’.

The Sii programme aims at making the Netherlands the European center for smart information and media services as well as for financial logistics.

With the EuroScope project, Semlab and partners will research the possibility of using live news information and automatic semantic anaylsis to improve the state of the art in personalised financial planning software.

 

August 25, 2010

ViewerPro connects to Reuters Market Data System

ViewerPro, Semlab’s news flow algorithms and analytic suite, is now connected to Thomson Reuters Market Data Systems (RMDS). In order to interact and develop emerging news analysis tools, users can utilize a fully integrated RMDS news flow algo, based on SemLab’s superior semantic web technology.

For more information: Reuters RMDS website

 

August 16, 2010

Active summer for SemLab

Even though summertime is usually a calm time for technology companies, SemLab has been very active in several commercial projects. We have been installing, testing and running our ViewerPro software at several large financial institutions and organisations in various countries. In addition, we are involved in several international research projects.