Co-Founder of Vivisimo Launches “OnlyBoth” and It’s Super Cool!
Say hello to OnlyBoth, new technology from Raul Valdes-Perez and Andre Lessa that we’re very impressed with after spending some time with it.
Valdes-Perez was the co-founder of the wonderful but no longer available metasearch engine Vivisimo and Lessa, was the founder and CEO of Meaningfy.
In Only a Few Words
What does OnlyBoth do? Actions speak louder than words so go take a look but in a nutshell, OnlyBoth can mine a dataset, discover insights, and then write what it finds in grammatically correct sentences. The entire process is automated.
At launch, OnlyBoth offers an application providing insights on 3,122 U.S. colleges and universities described by 190 attributes. Entries also include a list of similar and neighboring institutions. More applications are forthcoming.
The data comes from the U.S. Department of Education IPEDS database and other sources.
What Can You Learn?
Here are a few of the insights that I found after looking up four universities. Again, these are just a few of the insights available for each these universities. I am sharing precisely what is presented.
- U. of Kansas is one of only 4 colleges whose top major is journalism.
- Nobody with as many grad students (11,839) as Northwestern also has as low a local student density.
- Boston Univ has the most foreign students (7,136) of all the 213 New England colleges.
- UCLA has the most first-year applicants (61,556) among all 3,122 college.
Exciting technology for sure. We look forward to further exploration and more applications. It’s easy to think of many places where OnlyBoth would be extremely useful.
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See Also: Learn More About OnlyBoth’s Technology
Full Text of Today’s OnlyBoth Launch Announcement
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.