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Collection Is Not Enough: You Have the Data, Now What?

A customer data management software system contains a treasure trove of information. Once properly implemented, your challenge is to integrate the data you collect effectively and leverage your insights to improve operations and make better business decisions. Along with this challenge is the necessity of developing strategies for keeping your data…

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Dr. Talburt Is Heading to the White House

On Wednesday, April 27, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Center for Open Data Enterprise are co-hosting an Open Data Roundtable on Improving Data Quality and they have invited Dr. Talburt. This discussion is the second of four Open Data Roundtables being scheduled this year,…

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Dr. Talburt in South Africa

We wish Dr. Talburt (Black Oak’s Chief Science Officer) well as he flies overseas to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. From February 22 to 26th, Talburt is attending an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) meeting on developing the ISO 8000 Data Quality Standards. As…

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Brief History of HiPER

Development of Black Oak’s High Performance Entity Resolution system (HiPER) began in 2009 and the first release (version 1.0) was completed in 2011. By 2012, HiPER version 1 was in use, and is still used today. The original release of HiPER runs locally and has advanced matching functions including Boolean…

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