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Blog Posts by Stephen Swoyer

Ask and You Shall Receive

Stephen Swoyer | May 16, 2019

In a previous blog, I wrote that natural language processing (NLP) technology “permits an interactive question-driven experience that mimics in a sense, the human experience of discovery.” I argued that the process of interacting with NLP mimics the process of analysis itself, whereby one interrogates oneself, one’s peers, and the surrounding world. The benefit as […]

Unifi Data Lineage

In the Beginning…Lineage Part III

Stephen Swoyer | April 24, 2019

In a previous blog, I introduced a different frame to discuss data lineage, distinguishing between first-party, second-party, and third-party lineage. These aren’t just arbitrary distinctions. In data management, we’re used to distinguishing between what we call “technical lineage” and “business lineage.” The former describes a highly granular record of data lineage, the (technical) details of which […]