Entities are people, places, things, customers, companies, law firms,
doctors, stocks, genes, diseases, chiropractors, etc. Lattice extracts
and integrates information around entities from all data sources, be
they mentioned as
Mr Smith in voice transcripts,
the senator in notes, or
00248 in tables.
Relationships between entities may be spouses, family, employment, clients, partners, owners, friends, subsidiaries, etc. They are often buried in natural language and semi-structured text. Lattice uses advanced machine learning to unearth such data, regardless of linguistic variations and domain idiosyncracies.
Events are a combination of what, who, when, and where. They may be personal life events, corporate events, financial transactions, calls and emails, meetings, announcements, natural disasters, etc. Lattice unifies diverse data sources to detect events and reconstruct timelines.
Lattice was born out of the Stanford research project DeepDive, a framework for statistical inference. We are the researchers and creators behind DeepDive, and now we build on top of DeepDive to create products for industry and government. Our mission is to unlock the value in dark data for critical real-world problems.
DeepDive is a programming and execution framework for statistical inference, which allows us to solve data cleaning, extraction, and integration problems jointly. We model the known as features and the unknown as random variables connected in a factor graph.
DeepDive has been successfully applied to a diverse set of projects; e.g., building fossil databases out of paleontology papers, constructing gene-disease relationships from biomedical literature, and fighting human trafficking by analyzing web data.
Unlike traditional machine learning, we do not require laborious manual annotations. Rather, we take advantage of domain knowledge and existing structured data to bootstrap learning via distant supervision. We solve data problems with data.
We continuously push the envelope on machine learning speed and scale with our bleeding-edge systems research. For years, we have been building systems and applications that involve billions of webpages, thousands of machines, and terabytes of data.