NLP, OUR CORE BUSINESS
WHAT IS NLP?
Natural Language Processing is the association of linguistics and computer sciences. The basis of all NLP tools is an automatic linguistic analysis thanks to computing. Statistical methods adapted to extracted linguistic material (the text) can be used to produce the required result such as the categorisation of documents, similarity calculation, indexing for search engines, etc.
If your texts are written in natural language (object of NLP), it is nonetheless a “specialised language” i.e., a language composed of acronyms, specific terms, turns of phrase specific to your activity, etc. The chain of linguistic processes used by our tools adapt to these specificities.
ONE OR SEVERAL LANGUAGES ?
Whatever the line of business, the exchanges between European and international partners is ever increasing. It is common to find within a company or organisation texts written in several different languages. The NLP techniques used by Safety Data enable to work on document databases in one single language or several languages.
OUR METHODOLOGICAL CULTURE
OUR APPROACH TO RISK, SAFETY, EXPERIENCE FEEDBACK
Understanding the past and the present to prepare for the future: The majority of companies have understood the importance of gathering and capitalising their knowledge of operating techniques in order to lead new changes, especially in the area of safety. The notion of experience feedback has become a proven method used in the majority of large organisations. The gathering and storage of information has become the subject of technical excellence. The complexity is transferred towards tools which are sufficiently sophisticated to extract results from often very large, unstructured information rich in contents. NLP technologies are the answer to this new challenge.
SAFETY, OUR PHILOSOPHY
Certain practices observed in companies bring both safety and minimal transgressions which can have grave consequences in certain contexts. This non-linearity (slight deviation/grave consequences) between causes and effects is difficult to apprehend. There exist tens of different models for analysing feared events; from Heinrich’s domino theory to Hollnagel’s resilience model not forgetting Reason’s Swiss cheese model, root-cause analysis, ACCIMAP, etc. These methods are extremely useful, very elaborate and justified and avoid falling to the conclusion after reading an accident report that it was a “fatality” or the result of “human error”. The safety culture needs to go further and take into account the numerous incident reports even if they are without consequence in order to extract information likely to enlighten the future.
CULTURE TRANSFER : AN IMPERATIVE
To respond to the challenges of performance and safety, industries and service companies have organised themselves according to their own culture. Each of their answers is specific and provides innovative solutions and questions. Sharing these issues is a necessity in order to progress towards strong solutions which meet all requirements. Feeding on the experience of the nuclear, aeronautic, space, and oil industries, etc. is vital to enable experts to improve in both the industry and service sectors (insurance, medical, etc.)
OUR CHOICES FOR DEVELOPMENT
FLEXIBILITY OF OUR TOOLS
Our tools are highly customisable and adapt to your data. The result of the text analysis can be put into perspective with your meta-data. In order to supply tools tailored to your specific needs, we will establish together the best manner to interact with your data.
We work mainly in the field of risk management and security is at the heart of our preoccupations. All our processes, from the gathering of data to the presentation of results, are highly secured. Safety Data Analysis is in the process of obtaining the ISO 27001 certification.
The data models enable to process large volumes of textual information in a quick, reliable and robust way.
INTEGRATION TO YOUR ENVIRONMENT
We integrate into your environment: our tools are accessible in SaaS mode or locally, hosted on your servers, via your intranet.