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Expert.ai and The Associated Press Collaborate to Advance the Power of Facts with Natural Language Understanding

23 February 2021

Enriching the wealth of content created and delivered by AP worldwide to accelerate and simplify the discovery of news content leveraging expert.ai AI-based NL capabilities

Expert.ai today announced that it will provide The Associated Press (AP) with its industry-leading platform for natural language understanding and content classification.

As part of AP’s global news distribution process, expert.ai’s platform will automatically enrich news content with descriptive metadata to provide AP clients with enhanced search and discovery options, driving intuitive navigation and proactive recommendations.

“We are excited to work with expert.ai, whose state-of-the-art artificial intelligence offerings will make it easier for our members and customers around the world to find and access AP’s expansive offering of text, photo and video content,” said AP Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Gianluca D’Aniello.

By improving AP’s content classification and concept extraction using expert.ai’s ability to understand natural language and the meaning of words in context (Jaguar: the animal, the car or NFL Football team) AP clients will be able to zero in on the content they need, reducing time otherwise spent manually reviewing off-topic content and enabling automated publishing workflows. The combination of expert.ai flexible features with the customized AP taxonomy’s rich knowledge graph will guarantee faster, pinpoint access to relevant topics and breaking news.

“We are incredibly excited to bring expert.ai’s natural language (NL) platform to the Associated Press in support of its mission as the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business,” said expert.ai Chief Executive Officer Walt Mayo. “The expert.ai platform will enhance search, discovery and delivery of AP’s content to its clients world-wide with unrivaled accuracy, speed and scale.  Our own commitment to offering the best in real language understanding technology aligns perfectly to the AP’s 175-year commitment to deliver award-winning journalism and advance the power of facts.”   


About AP

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