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  • Reflecting upon 2018 and wishing a great 2019! (December 2018) - It has been a hectic year at NLPCORE with quite a few developments, achievements and learning experiences. As the year draws to close, it is time to take a moment to reflect on what we achieved in 2018, fell short of, convey our gratitude to all those who continue to support us and plan our year ahead...Read more...
  • Let's get coding! (December 2017) - It has been quite a year where we rewrote our user-interface (read at nlpcore.io/user-documentation), revamped our core search algorithms (read at nlpcore.io/search-engine-improvements-in-preview-release), revised our core infrastructure for scale...Read more...
  • Revamping it all! (September 2017) - Soon after we announced the preview release of our search platform back in April of this year, we got busy adding more articles and more life sciences dictionaries to our platform and in the process we managed to put heavy stress on our infrastructure in all directions...Read more...
  • User Manual version 0.2 (Preview Release) (May 2017) - This User Manual provides operating instructions for new users to our search and collaboration portal. The portal is designed for life science researchers, healthcare professionals and biologists where they can quickly identify candidate items – be it proteins, genes, cell lines or reagents for their experiments. They can also provide feedback on quality of search results - both for their relevance and their accuracy...Read more...
  • Search Engine Improvements in Preview Release (April 2017) - After months of experiments, we are finally getting ready to unravel our new search engine along with a preview release of our life sciences research portal. Here is a brief summary of improvements that we made in our core platform...Read more...
  • GigaDB Publication – Stitching Docker Images and Their Dependencies Automatically for Rapid Software Development Lifecycle (January 2017) - Setting up a research environment and assembling all the software components and libraries can be a tedious job at times. This only gets difficult due to conflicting dependencies and constantly updating components...Read more...
  • Quality of Search Results - Validating Protein-Protein and Host Gene-Virus Interactions using NLPCORE (December 2016) - As we round-out our product features, improve our platform and core text mining / entity extraction algorithms, we also focused on validating quality of search results. Thanks to our collaborators at University of Washington and Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) we chose two representative life sciences data sets...Read more...
  • In-House Distributed File System for faster IO and optimized Compute - NLPCORE DFS 1.0 (December 2016) - NLPCORE DFS is a native implementation of WebDAV protocol over a relatively new but stable distributed file system, glusterfs – primarily implemented with a goal to store large blobs on a cluster in an efficient manner...Read more...
  • Wrapping up 2016 and wishing all of you a happy 2017! (December 2016) - As the year 2016 comes to a close, we on behalf of NLPCORE would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season and 2017. We also take this opportunity to thank you for your support, feedback and contributions in helping us refine our thinking and improve upon our solutions stack. Here is a brief update on NLPCORE through its trials, tribulations and eventual triumphs during 2016 and plans on anvil for a bright future ahead in 2017!...Read more...
  • Building solutions with Discrete, Modular and Scalable REST Web Services using Swagger hosted on discreet Docker Containers (December 2016) - A lot has been written and talked about Web Services over the years and Docker Containers are the latest buzz. My first experience with web services, building and using them came at Microsoft back at its Dynamics CRM 3.0 engineering team where we built, consumed and exposed a set of entity (contacts, tasks, Leads…) web services as an abstraction over traditional relational database tables...Read more...
  • Unplugging the public cloud! (March 2016) - Last week Tuesday we finally hit the delete button and terminated all our frontend and backend instances at Google Cloud before switching our portal (http://nlpcore.com) over to our private cloud stack sitting in a locked closet in the backyard. It was quite a momentous occasion for us as for past few months we have been experimenting across various options to find an optimal price and performance balance for our continuously high compute requirements....Read more...