Cara is a real time face detection software that turns anything with a camera into an intelligent sensor to collect and store data on the content’s viewer. It measures glances, distance, gender, timing, age, and much more while respecting privacy by not storing pictures or personal information. This robust audience analytics tool is compatible with Windows, Android, Linux & Mac OSX and is manufactured by IMRSV (formerly Immersive Labs). IMRSV offers an Enterprise SDK which allows for simultaneous local analysis with the ability to trigger events at the 100 millisecond level. They also offer an Android SDK which allows real time detection on mobile devices. Their Cara RESTful API provides server side image processing.
The convergence of big data analytics and the API economy has been prognosticated for a while. Now Apigee wants to turn that prediction into reality. With the acquisition today of InsightsOne, the provider of API integration and management tools is moving to tightly couple predictive big data analytics software with applications looking to invoke analytics via an API. Instead of building predictive analytics capabilities from the ground up, Apigee CEO Chet Kapoor envisions a world where developers apply analytics to any number of processes via an API.
Sentiment analysis is an important community engagement metric, and with APIs like the WebKnox Text Processing API, it is an analytical technique now open to any business. This tutorial examines how to use the WebKnox Text Processing API to conduct a sentiment analysis and to create a visualization that summarizes audience reactions.
We all know we can search web pages for text, but many services are looking to go above and beyond with features like location and face tagging. The big downside to these features is that they rely on end users have to manually enter in the appropriate data. Really, when was the last time you tagged all the people in the 200 photos you just uploaded to Facebook? To help automate the process of face recognition, face.com have just opened their API.