Cytenna’s products are all about the data, not the
I still work on generic tools for information extraction. I think it’s an exciting and important research
area, which continues to progress. But I also try to
maintain realistic expectations about the commercial
prospects for these tools.
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Steven N. Minton is president of InferLink Corporation, a
research and development company that develops technologies for aggregating, integrating, and analyzing information from multiple sources. In addition to InferLink,
Minton has helped launch several AI companies, including
Fetch Technologies, Cytenna, Innotrieve, GeoSemble, and
the nonprofit AI Access Foundation. Minton was also the
founder and first executive editor of the Journal of Artificial
Intelligence Research (JAIR). He is a AAAI fellow and his
awards include AAAI’s Classic Paper award (2008), the AAAI
Robert S. Englemore Memorial Lecture award (2012), and
Best Paper at AAAI- 88.
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