Professional social network Declara has expanded its series A round to include two new investors and an additional $9 million in funding. The company’s technology platform uses machine learning to connect people with co-workers and content that will help them learn.
Semantic search will combine natural language processing and compute to help people learn and share information quickly.
Recipe search engine Yummly wants to be more than just a research tool. With its new iPad app it hopes to become a digital kitchen assistant.
The latest traffic report from publishing analytics startup Parse.ly shows Google still dominating in terms of referring traffic to publishers’ sites — but that referral data now comes without associated search terms 87 percent of the time.
Yummly’s first mobile app doesn’t just port its semantic food search engine over to iOS. Rather, the company has designed its iPhone app to be used in the grocery store rather than the kitchen.
Dallas-based enterprise-search company PureDiscovery has closed a $10 million series C funding round that should help it brings its BrainSpace platform to the masses. The idea is one to build knowledge about the content of documents rather than just an index of what’s where.
Thiel Foundation subsidiary Breakout Labs has funded two new startups called SkyPhrase and Stealth Biosciences that, respectively, are trying to reinvent natural language processing and improve our ability to interact with individual cells.
As Punchfork gets ready to shut down its API post Pinterest acquisition, Yummly hopes to step into its shoes, proving recipe content to food sites and apps. Yummly’s semantic search technology, however, has a lot to offer.
First, it was semantic search and knowledge graphs surfacing information related to our keyword searches. But there’s a handful of companies working to make relevant content come to us, whatever we’re doing.
Yummly is been doing semantic recipe search for more than two years. Now it’s applying its food parsing algorithms to food advertising. Its new ad platform will go beyond on the usual keywords and seek to make deeper associations between taste, nutrition and products.