BPU Offers Sentiment Analysis Free to Universities


SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA—November 2, 2016–BPU Holdings Corporation (BPU) of Seoul, South Korea and BPU International today announced plans to offer free licenses for its ZimGo sentiment analysis platform to university development partners in Korea and the U.S. ZimGo leaps over competitive natural language processing (NLP) offerings in major ways with limited beta available first in Korean. BPU will soon announce details of a scholarship competition among participating universities.

“It is time to unleash the power of young college developers on the potential for sentiment analysis, machine learning, and the ZimGo platform,” states Oh Sanggyoon, CEO for BPU Holdings. “ZimGo is already ahead of very large competitors with its advanced features. Bright young minds can help us explore applications the world has yet to think of for natural language analytics and deep learning leveraging big data.“

While BPU is researching potential ZimGo applications for Law Enforcement, HealthCare, and Education, the company seeks to empower educational partners to advance this technology. Each university receiving free licenses will agree to mutually beneficial milestones while gaining access to the world-class BPU team pioneering this field for more than half a decade.

Another clear beneficiary of ZimGo’s potential is in the Political/Governmental area. ZimGo analysis of social media sentiment between U.S. presidential candidates reveals neck in neck public positive/negative feeling towards the candidates. Measuring areas like economy, foreign affairs, healthcare, immigration, income distribution, and Washington culture, the recent debates only minimally affected sentiment—perhaps confirming the level of follower commitment this late in the election process.

There are notable exceptions in two measured areas. Whereas, overall social sentiment regarding immigration is more positive for Trump, Clinton sentiment is more positive in the area of income distribution.

“This kind of social analytics empowers people to make more informed decisions as they seek to deal with the flood of social interactivity and manage their tribe while protecting privacy,” states Craig Burton, legendary technologist, advisor and BPU technical strategy leader.”

Recently announced solutions by large competitors tout limited Sentiment Analysis, as most are announcing simple API’s. BPU Holdings has support for API’s and ZimGo is a complete Sentiment Analysis application. While these recently announced platforms perform Syntax Analysis one sentence at a time, ZimGo scores entire paragraphs. More importantly, ZimGo has added support for emoticons. While others use a standard dictionary, in the English version due out later this year, slang is also analyzed using configurable dictionaries. ZimGo provides Entity Recognition for people or organizations. Planned Premium versions allow for in-depth analysis over time by person, brand, or entity.

Initially available in Korean, English and Japanese versions will soon be available in limited beta release. Those interested in joining the Beta may enroll for the beta at http://zimgo.cloud.

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About BPU
BPU Holdings is a private Korean corporation that makes social networks better and search tech smarter, empowering the individual as the center of the connected universe, while protecting privacy. They bring this advanced technology first to the Korean market, then the world. The company currently focuses on Big Data, Sentiment Analysis, Natural Language Pattern recognition, Machine Learning algorithms, Social Science and Tribe Management as a service. Information about BPU is available by contacting press@bpuholdings.com.


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