WASHINGTON, July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Babel Street, the world's data-to-knowledge company, today announced the launch of Babel Channels™, a plug and play offering. Its pre-configured collections analyze publicly available information (PAI) from more than 50 available data sources in over 200 languages to inform a variety of initiatives, providing global situational awareness through local perspectives.
"Babel Channels enables situational awareness for global events, often within minutes of something occurring, thus increasing the ability to take action on the information discovered," said John Weaver, senior vice president of product at Babel Street. "Babel Channels requires no training or foreign language proficiencies to use, which makes it a natural choice for any organization that needs to quickly respond to a given event around the world or close to home."
Developed in response to feedback from the company's earliest adopters of its enterprise platform, Babel X, most Babel Channels comprise a geographic location, local voices and a topic of interest, which are expertly curated by Babel Street analysts. Other Babel Channels focus on major events like the G-20 Summit, large scale sporting events, and major elections.
Babel Channels' voices reflect local sources and sources with the most relevance to the location. PAI is drawn from voices including hyper-local news, police and emergency services, transportation infrastructure, public utilities, government agencies and elected officials. Today, the solution covers hundreds of locations around the world and within the United States at the country, state and city level.
Babel Channels' topics cover categories of major interest within a given location including Breaking News, Disease Outbreaks, Mass Casualty Attacks, Natural Disasters, Terror Events, Transportation Incidents, Market and Economic Drivers and Special Event Channels.
In the wake of major events, breaking news, business fraud, epidemics, cyber hacks or severe weather, organizations are often turning to Babel Street because they are compelled to find an automated way to discover information related to those events. Babel Street enables customers to quickly understand ground truth and ultimately take more control of the situations they face.
In 2019 and 2020, there will be more than 80 elections around the world (International Foundation of Electoral Systems). Hurricane/tropical cyclone rainfall and intensity is expected to increase (Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory); Ebola, Measles, and Cholera outbreaks are occurring globally (UN News); and the 2020 Summer Olympics will kick off in Tokyo, drawing visitors from across the globe to the city.
These events can create unpredictable situations where organizations with Babel Channels such as emergency responders, businesses with global operations, universities with students abroad and governments with citizens impacted by global events can better prepare and react.
Babel Channels will be available this month as a stand-alone offering and as part of Babel X subscriptions. Users subscribe to specific Babel Channels with the push of a button and automatically receive timely information as it occurs around the world, based on qualified locally based sources.
About Babel Street
Babel Street is the world's data-to-knowledge company. The technology enables clients to identify, organize and analyze data, regardless of its location or language. Babel Street products streamline the process of turning data into knowledge by automatically converting client-selected data from over 200 languages to their native language. All publicly available or private data sources can be rapidly deciphered by Babel Street software and utilized to maximize the effectiveness of clients' decision-making processes. With the aid of Babel Street tools, analysts are able to easily filter information to be used in an endless number of ways; everything from deriving large consumer and social trends to identifying threats to a public location or a singular person's life. The company provides organizations with the ability to activate relevant data and act on it faster than ever before. Babel Street is privately held and is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, with offices in London and Canberra. For more information, visit www.babelstreet.com.
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