BEIJING, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sogou Inc. (NYSE:
SOGO) ("Sogou" or "the Company"), an innovator in search and a
leader in China's internet
industry, today announced it ranked first in the Auto Information
Extraction (AutoIE) shared task at the 9th CCF
International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Chinese
Computing (NLPCC 2020), demonstrating Sogou's industry-leading
capabilities in Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Founded by the China Computer Federation (CCF) in 2012, NLPCC is
China's leading annual conference
specialized in the field of NLP. As a fundamental technology in
NLP, Information Extraction (IE) refers to the extraction of
structured information such as names, events, places, and their
relations and attributes from unstructured texts. Accurate
extraction therefore enables a more effective analysis and
understanding of complicated, unlabeled data.
Sogou's IE model ranked first in the AutoIE shared task for the
highest accuracy rate of information extracted. By leveraging a
combined Bert-CRF model with incomplete annotation training and
self-training, the Sogou team developed an IE model capable of
extracting highly accurate information from unstructured
sources—despite incomplete annotations and unlabeled texts.
Sogou's advanced IE capability will further strengthen its
knowledge graph technology, which has been widely used in its
portfolio of products and services to categorize, extract, and
restructure an enormous amount of information. A knowledge
graph is the structure and representation of a knowledge base
as a graph with a network of datapoints linked by relations. Sogou
Search is the first search engine in China to apply knowledge graphs to help users
find better answers to their queries. In addition, Sogou adopts
knowledge graphs in its Simultaneous Interpretation 3.0, the latest
generation of Sogou's AI-powered simultaneous interpretation
solution, to generate contextual knowledge and collect background
information that can provide real-time understanding and
interpretation as a speaker talks.
Sogou will further leverage its industry-leading IE capabilities
as part of its applications of AI, including in its Q&A
systems, Recommendation Service, and Healthcare Search.
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about our beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements.
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caution you that a number of important factors could cause actual
results to differ materially from those contained in any
forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, intense competition in the market
for search and search-related services; our need to continually
innovate and adapt in order to grow our business; our reliance on
Tencent platforms for a significant
portion of our user traffic; and uncertainty regarding the extent
and reach of PRC governmental regulation of sponsored search; and
the effects of the COVID-19 virus on the economy
in China generally and on our business in
particular. Further information regarding these and other
risks is included in Sogou's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the
year ended December 31, 2019 filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 21, 2020, and other documents Sogou files
with or submits to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Sogou Inc. (NYSE: SOGO) is an innovator in search and a leader
in China's internet industry. With
a mission to make it easy to communicate and get information, Sogou
has grown to become the second-largest search engine by mobile
queries and the fourth largest internet company by MAU in
China. Sogou has a wide range of
innovative products and services, including the Sogou Input Method,
which is the largest Chinese language input software for both
mobile and PC. Sogou is also at the forefront of AI development and
has made significant breakthroughs in voice and image technologies,
machine translation, and Q&A, which have been successfully
integrated into our products and services.
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