Ammonite Pavement

Always a privilege this week to see the 'ammonite pavements' in Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, UK. Above are some of my photographs of hundreds of large ammonites exposed at low tide. Thought provoking to imagine as you walk over the fossilised sea floor of 200 Million years ago, when the UK... Continue Reading →

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Finished labelling 25,000 petroleum geoscience sentences for machine learning

It’s taken me 6 months elapsed time, but I have finally finished manually labelling 25,000 (yes - twenty-five thousand!) petroleum geoscience sentences from global public domain sources. I’m using these to experiment training a machine learning classifier which, using deep context, can predict the topics of any passage of geoscience text hitherto unseen by the... Continue Reading →

Introducing the DMA Model for Text Analytics

When presented with large volumes of text there are a number of techniques when applying text analytics. I developed the DMA Model as a simple conceptual way to categorize the main types. Rules based or machine learning techniques can be used individually or together for each of these 3 areas: Document Centric This scenario occurs... Continue Reading →

Enterprise Search: A State Of The Art

New research published this week for Enterprise search. Insights from the petroleum, life sciences, aerospace, intelligence services, manufacturing, retail and legal sectors for digital transformation. In many respects Enterprise Search & Discovery may have become part of the Corporate Exobrain. Complementing tacit networks allowing individuals and teams to extend brainpower by searching and exploiting explicit... Continue Reading →

From Geological Text Mining, Bio-erosion and Oil Exploration to Plate Tectonics, Geothermal Power, Schlumberger and Wine Making!

I was in Healdsburg, California this week with the GeoScienceWorld team. Some very interesting demonstrations from the University of Kansas discussing text mining to support research questions such as "what causes bioerosion fluctuations through geological time?" which is important for oil and gas reservoir quality. Healdsburg is 70 miles north of San Francisco in the Sonoma Valley... Continue Reading →

Shark teeth

Some of the fossil shark teeth I found recently from the Peace River in Florida. Megalodon (large), Lemon Shark (top left), Sand Tiger Shark (bottom middle narrow), others include Tiger Shark, Snaggletooth Shark and Stingray. Miocene to Early Pliocene age (23-5 Million years ago) when most of Florida was submerged. You stand in the river... Continue Reading →

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