This paper discusses a hybrid approach to transliterating and matching Arabic names, as implemented in a knowledge base (KB) used by data management software systems. The approach to transliteration relies on a lexicon of names with their corresponding transliterations as its primary method, and falls back on Perl regular expression rules to transliterate any names that do not exist in the lexicon. Transliteration in the KB is bidirectional; the technology transliterates Arabic names written in the Arabic script to the Latin script, and transliterates Arabic names written in the Latin script to Arabic. Arabic name matching takes a similar approach and relies on a lexicon of Arabic names and their corresponding transliterations, falling back on phonetic transliteration rules to transliterate names into the Latin script. All names are ultimately rendered in the Latin script before matching takes place. Thus, the technology is capable of matching names across the Arabic and Latin scripts, as well as within the Arabic script or within the Latin script. Lesen Sie das vollständige Whitepaper im beigefügten PDF.
In the last few years, Internet based service providers have changed the communication service landscape, for example by the introduction of instant messaging, fixed and mobile VoIP, mobile video telephony, or social network based communication. Without doubt, many of these services have been attractive and end users were turning towards these offerings. But do these services cut into revenues of the traditional telecommunication operators (telcos) or do they “only” generate additional traffic? Probably both is true, to varying degrees. In any case, the new players and their offerings have affected the role and public perception of the telcos.
Do you remember the book, ‘Crossing the Chasm’ by Geoffrey Moore? If you don’t remember it, or have never read it, this was the defining book on the uptake of technology and its life cycle from earliest adopters through to maturity and retirement. It explained the nature of technology adoption through various stages and at the time was the perfect handbook for those struggling with the adoption of the PC, together with what seemed like an avalanche of new products for its use. This was the book that produced what many think of today as the ‘Gartner Hype Cycle’, and my reason for asking the question at meetings, or of audiences, is if you haven’t read it, I really recommend you to do so, and if you have then take another look.
When Andrew McAfee coined the term “Enterprise 2.0” in a 2006 article of MIT’s Sloan Management Review, his focus was clearly on the corporate adoption of user generated content (UGC) approaches from the Web 2.0 movement. In recent years the concept of Enterprise 2.0 has moved from a provoking series of observations to something that Forrester has essentially defined as one of the 15 technology trends for enterprise architects to follow over the next few years.
Cyber crime is on the rise. The Commissioner of the City of London Police recently suggested that a new cyber crime is committed every second. Utilities face particular challenges. This is in part because of their increasing dependence on automated control systems and the adoption of smart technologies and applications such as smart metering and smart grids.
Social Media sorgt unter Marketern seit letztem Jahr für Furore – im Jahr 2011 hat das Thema auch die CRM-Verantwortlichen voll erwischt. Das Zauberwort heißt: Social CRM. Der Grund liegt auf der Hand: Soziale Netzwerke bieten die ideale Infrastruktur für intensivere Kundenbeziehungen.
Der steigende Einstellungsbedarf und ein knapper werdender Bewerbungsmarkt erfordern von Unternehmen aller Branchen und Größenordnungen innovative Konzepte zur Personalgewinnung.
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Peter Bull, sales and marketing expert at PA Consulting Group, is quoted in an article in the Financial Times The Connected Business special report. Peter comments on the amount of data that marketing managers have at their disposal, whether on advertising, customer behaviour or macroeconomic trends.