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Eric Forst presents "Breakthrough Content Discovery & Text Analytics Technology"




This is a joint meetup with LA Semantic Web group.


Eric Forst presents "Synapsify: Breakthrough Content Discovery and Text Analytics Technology"

We have invited Eric Forst from Synapsify to speak to us. Followed by a healthy Q & A.


  • 7:00 pm: Meet, Greet & Eat
  • 7:30 pm: Main Presentation
  • Q&A after the talk



For nearly 30-years, computer scientists have been using some combination of NLP and statistical methods to do text analytics. Yet most of these methods run into hardware and scaling problems required by traditional semantic technology algorithms. Synapsify solves the scaling problem by focusing on sentiments and emotions implied by the phonemes in text. And, they create a detailed thematic analysis of text by examining the metaphor and narrative structure. Join Synapsify CMO, Eric Forst, for this presentation and discussion around the Synapsify technology and use-cases.



Eric Forst is a sales and marketing executive who helps companies listen to their customers and leverage the learning to drive business growth and excellence. Since 2007, Eric has worked on social media campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies in automotive, CPG, pharmaceutical, entertainment and technology. Social media empowers consumers to be publishers engaged in dialogue with their favorite brands. Now brands have a unique opportunity to build relationships with their customers that help drive revenue.

Currently, Eric works as a strategic marketing consultant and CMO for Synapsify, Inc.. Previously, he headed business development for Banyan Branch, a social media agency, and partnerships for Visible Technologies, a social media analytics platform. He has also headed corporate marketing for Traffic Marketplace, one of the Internet's largest display advertising networks, and for Agile-1, a hosted software solution for the staffing industry.

Eric received his MFA in English/Creative Writing from UMASS, Amherst and his BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. Eric is a frequent speaker on social media and marketing and has presented at venues including MediaPosts' OMMA conferences, Gravity Summit and Digital Hollywood.

You can find Eric at:
Twitter (@eforst)



Synapsify is a content discovery and text analytics technology company. Through our patented text analytics and search technology we have unlocked the DNA of language to empower our clients to understand and curate their content like never before based on metrics like meaningfulness, credibility, thematic depth and writing quality. It is groundbreaking, intelligent software that reads and analyzes with human-like qualities to support a range of use-cases: we help power better search and recommendation engines; help market researchers surface the most important themes and emotions in social media; and, help customer support teams determine root-causes and do predictive analytics. What Pandora is to music, Synapsify is to text.

Want to learn more about Synapsify?
Twitter (@Synapsify)
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This is a joint meetup with LA Semantic Web group.



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  • Christopher H.

    It says "no spots left" so I cannot RSVP. I'm guessing you want more than the organizers attending.

    July 22, 2013

    • Curtis H.

      Go here to join the LA Semantic Web group Meetup (if you aren't already a member) where can RSVP:­

      2 · July 22, 2013

    • Christopher H.

      OH! The link was in red. That confused me. When it said HERE in RED I thought in meant this HERE not some linked HERE. I should have moused over it sooner.

      July 26, 2013

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