Background

With the advent of NLG—tabulated reports and visualizations without NLG will one day soon be seen as the cave drawings of the digital age

THE PROBLEM DATA-DRIVEN BUSINESSES FACE:
  • The volume of machine data is growing exponentially. We are drowning in it.
  • The problem is not the data. the problem is that a data set cannot explain itself.
  • Without an NLG system to do the job, data generated by business systems still requires experts to analyze and explain it.

Globally, corporations and individuals continue to be overwhelmed by an ever-growing mountain of data. The sheer scale of data being produced and stored by computers, machines and the Internet of Things is such that is impossible for human beings to make full use of it —and the problem is growing exponentially. Without NLG, we will never keep up.

BIG DATA IS NOT THE PROBLEM

In attempt to solve the Big Data problem modern businesses that collect vast amounts of data have very successfully deployed data science technology (advanced analytics) to extract valuable insights from the data. For many, drowning in data is the past, the new problem is to drown in the insights automated extracted from the data by the advanced analytics applications. Why is this?

VISUALIZATIONS CANNOT EXPLAIN THEIR MEANING

For those companies that do not already have NLG narratives as part of their tech stack, tabulated reports and visualizations remain the only machine-generated outputs that can automatically communicate the insights to humans.

THE CAVE DRAWINGS OF THE DIGITAL AGE

These tabulated reports and visualizations—the primary output of the most advanced analytics in the world—will one day soon be seen as the cave drawings of the digital age.

They are the reason businesses are struggling to act on data-driven insights. A data set cannot explain itself; a tabulated report cannot explain itself; nor can a chart ever explain itself. Only human expertise and language can provide the explanation;

  • An engineer must explain systems data
  • An accountant must explain financial data
  • An analyst must explain transaction data
  • A brand manager must explain campaign data

Without the reporting power of NLG systems that embody human expertise and can also automatically communicate the meaning of the insights in natural language, we are dependent on the intervention of human experts who must analyze, unlock and communicate the insights locked inside the tabulated reports and visualizations being generated by the advanced analytics applications.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Arria NLG solves the problem. Arria technology is the answer to auto-generating insightful stories.

“A Data Scientist’s Real Job: Storytelling”
– Harvard Business Review

THE SOLUTION

Using the Arria NLG Studio tool set, software developers are now building NLG applications that capture in the application software, the human expertise used in both analyzing complex data sets and in communicating the insights that the data sets contain. Once the developer completes this process and (via the NLG application) connects their client’s data to the Arria NLG Engine, the Engine becomes the expert:

  • It becomes the engineer
  • It becomes the accountant
  • It becomes the analyst
  • It becomes the brand manager

The Arria NLG Engine frees expert human beings from the relentless task of analyzing data and writing reports. It leaves them free to create, heal, discover, invent, innovate, lead, relax, and grow.

ARRIA NLG STARTS WHERE VISUALIZATIONS END

Arria’s software is so advanced, it replicates the way an expert human mind analyzes data. it also replicates the way one mind communicates with another — via natural language. It starts working where the current big data analytics and their presentation layers stop. The Arria NLG Engine sits on top of big data and its advanced analytics outputs and makes sense of it all.

It makes data automatically communicate directly to you, not just in numbers, spreadsheets or visualizations that require human intervention for further analysis and explanation but also in rich narratives you would believe were written by a human expert. Arria’s patented NLG technology turns raw data into automated expertly written reports in seconds— not hours or days.

THE ARRIA NLG ENGINE = (EXPERTISE)10

Because the Arria NLG Engine is an advanced AI software technology it can be replicated 10x,100x, 1,000x doing the work of any number of experts, 24/7/365.

 


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