Data Architectures

Why Architecture?

The challenge of this approach is our ability to handle all the data we are now generating. In 2008, I spoke with a division of Autonomy (now HP) that had a product aimed at broadcasters. This system could ingest a video, strip out the audio file, convert it into text, and put it back together so that you could now search the video for any word spoken. It also converted any words it could find on the screen and used OCR (optical character recognition) to convert them to text, so a sign, a hoarding, or billboard could be similarly searched for. The system also ran a face recognition tool, so if the video included Bruce Springsteen, it could recognize Springsteen’s face and make this a searchable ...

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