This past Thursday, March 31st 2016, Giant Oak’s President and CEO, Dr. Gary Shiffman, and Dr. Sherry Forbes, a social scientist at Giant Oak, presented at this year’s Human Language Technology Conference (#HLTCon) at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia. As a whole, this year’s HLTC used the context of the current refugee crisis as a platform for discussing big data analytic solutions to important world problems. For more information on HLTC, visit:

 Dr. Shiffman and Dr. Forbes contributed to the conversation with their presentation, discussing how Giant Oak has used Natural Language Processing (NLP) to help our work combating human trafficking, and in countering the trade in endangered species domestically and abroad. For more information, see the HLTC website, search the hashtag on Twitter or contact us directly. 

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