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Learn why IDOL puts artificial intelligence (AI) to work on ALL your data in The Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search And Knowledge Discovery Solutions, Q2 2017, Cognitive Search Is Delivering The AI Version Of Enterprise Search. Forrester has named HPE a leader in cognitive search and knowledge discovery. 

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  • Humanization of Machine Learning for Big Data Success

    Humanization of Machine Learning for Big Data Success

    IDOL Natural Language Question Answering empowers organizations to tap into the full potential of big data by breaking down the barriers between machines and humans. It effectively unleashes the power of machine learning by enabling natural language based human-centric exchanges in delivering the contextually relevant information. 

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  • Key Capabilities

    Key Capabilities

    Harness Virtually Any Data
    Personalized Knowledge Discovery
    Rich Media Intelligence
    Visualization and Exploration
    Enterprise Grade Security
    Natural Language Question Answering

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Key Capabilities

Harness Virtually Any Data

Access virtually any data sources behind and outside your firewall, and index data without relocation and disruption. Learn more about HPE Connectors.

Personalized Knowledge Discovery

Unlock patterns, trends, and relationships, and personalize knowledge delivery based upon user profiles and actions by using the latest innovations in machine learning and Deep Neural Networks.

Rich Media Intelligence

Monitor, process, and analyze text, image, audio and video data on one platform with flexibility by using modular deployment options. Gain comprehensive insights by seamlessly indexing rich media data directly into IDOL. Learn more about rich media analytics and video surveillance solutions.

Business Intelligence for Human Information

Accelerate productivity with an intuitive and customizable visualization interface right out of the box to perform self-service analytics across diverse use cases. Or, take advantage of IDOL’s ease of integration and bring powerful analytics to your application of choice.

Enterprise Grade Security

Preserve and stay up-to-date on security entitlements without compromising performance by using strong data access protection.

Natural Language Question Answering

Elevate productivity with intuitive information exchange in natural language. Extensive support for diverse question types such as “how do I turn off roaming on iPhone® 7?”, “what was the earnings per share (EPS) of HPQ (HP Inc.) in Q3 16,” or “what did critic X say about movie Y?”

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IDOL | overview | OEM

Accelerate time-to-market for big data applications with OEM text, speech, video and image analytics 

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Power Applications with Applied Machine Learning

HPE IDOL is a unified data analytics platform supporting 1,000 data formats encompassing text, video, image, and audio content. It enables out-of-the-box access to 150 data repositories behind and beyond your firewall. Built on proven world-class technology and innovations such as machine learning and deep neural networks, HPE IDOL unlocks hidden insights by revealing trends, patterns, and relationships to help you gain an in-depth understanding of user profiles and actions to personalize knowledge delivery.

Text and Rich Media Analytics Powered by Machine Learning

Uncover trends, patterns and relationships from unstructured data with easy to use self-service analytics provided by HPE IDOL.

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* Accelerate App Competitiveness - Differentiate your data-rich apps with HPE IDOL and KeyView

* OEM Webinar - Simplify How Your App Gets the Edge with Text, Video, and Speech Analytics

*Nana Management Services Case Study - OEM for physical security

* SEC 1.01 Case Study – OEM for enterprise search appliance

* Quest Diagnostic Case Study - Cracking open 3.4B files makes a difference for 330+ healthcare providers

* Capax Discovery Customer Success Brief - Ruling over data assets by extracting value and eliminating risk




Enterprise Search and Data Analytics for Context-aware Applications

Learn about IDOL’s extensive capabilities to harness text and rich media data for contextually relevant knowledge discovery across diverse sources. Examine typical use cases and discover how the visualization tool may streamline analytics workflow.

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Extract Insights from Human Information in Any Language or Format

Understanding the complex structure and often ambiguous meaning of human language is difficult especially in today’s world of social media. NLP (Natural Language Processing) alone falls short. Learn how IDOL addresses the NLP gaps and provides a broad spectrum of functions to automate knowledge discovery from over 1,000 file types of human information.

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7 Tips for Developing an Effective Strategy for Unstructured Data Analytics

Make unstructured data work for you. Get advice on technology considerations from analysts, along with best practices for creating an unstructured data program that delivers real business value.

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Increase Your Return on Human Capital

It’s hard to extract insights when massive amounts of data in diverse formats come at you at a breakneck pace from countless sources. Human talent is key. Amplify that talent with augmented intelligence to make better decisions faster.

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The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2016.

Discover how application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on big data analytics for text and other advanced analytics, as well as other big data initiatives, can make the right choice in this Forrester report.

Maximize Your Image and Video Assets

Image data is growing explosively! Learn how to efficiently and effectively extract insights from a wide range of images such as human, objects, and text characters.

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Humanization of Machine Learning for Big Data Success


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HPE IDOL for Face Recognition



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HPE IDOL Search Optimizer




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Big Data Use Case for IDOL



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HPE Surveillance Solution for Airports


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Automatic Number/License Plate Recognition



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Big Data Helps Control Threats to Spanish Citizens



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Closing the Gaps in Natural Language Processing



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