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ediscovryguru
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1/14/2013 | 4:00:22 PM
re: Autonomy Search Tech Viable For HP, Analyst Says
Has anyone really gotten this product to work as a whole? So many disgruntled customers going back years.
Westland
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11/23/2012 | 1:30:53 PM
re: Autonomy Search Tech Viable For HP, Analyst Says
We pretty much know what Autonomy's technology is. Micheal Lynch has published a lot of papers, focusing on standard neural net algorithms. As usual, they are differentiated mainly by the functions that transform incoming signals into outgoing ones (or in linear models, the weights). But he judiciously sidesteps ever using the term "Neural Network" anywhere in the Autonomy literature. Perhaps this is because (as was so-well summarized by AK Dewdney) "Although neural nets do solve a few toy problems, their powers of computation are so limited that I am surprised anyone takes them seriously as a general problem-solving tool."
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11/23/2012 | 1:28:48 PM
re: Autonomy Search Tech Viable For HP, Analyst Says
Can you believe that HP (and the banks) were conned by this drivel? Here is how Autonomy's website describes its business model:

"Autonomy's unique meaning-based technology is able to extract meaning in real time from all forms of information, regardless of format, source, or language is transforming the way companies use and interact with data G«™ and develops a variety of enterprise search and knowledge management applications using adaptive pattern recognition techniques centered on Bayesian inference in conjunction with traditional methods."

Well, there's something for everyone there. Right?

Larry Ellison has every right to be smug. Autonomy was G«ˇshoppedG«÷ to companies like HP by none other than dot-com fraudster Frank Quattrone; it was the last major purchase by Apotheker before he was booted out of HP. I donG«÷t think any of this would have happened if Hurd were still running HP (but then heG«÷s smug too, sitting at his job at Oracle).

So is 451 Research in on the action? We don't know.


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