Sparrho
Sparrho
Sparrho logo (2017).png
Created by Vivian Chan, Nilu Satharasinghe
Website www.sparrho.com
Written in Clojure[1]

Sparrho combines human and artificial intelligence to help research professionals and layman users stay up-to-date with new scientific publications and patents.[2] Sparrho's recommendation engine provides personalized scientific news-feeds by using proprietary machine learning algorithms to "aggregate, distill and recommend" relevant content.[3] The platform aims to complement traditional methods of finding relevant academic material such as Google Scholar and PubMed with a system which enables the serendipitous discovery of pertinent content and across relevant scientific fields through user input-aided machine learning and contextual analysis.[4]

Recommendation engine

Sparrho uses a "three pronged approach" to content recommendation. Firstly, "data-data analysis" is tackled using techniques such as natural language processing to provide appropriate research based on data provided by users.[5] Secondly, "user-user interactions" are utilized to propose a wider range of potentially relevant subject areas to users with similar interests . Finally, "user-data interactions" such as labeling articles as "relevant" or "irrelevant" within a particular scientific field allows Sparrho to personalize user newsfeeds.[6]

History

Sparrho was founded in 2013 by Vivian Chan and Nilu Satharasinghe as a solution to issues in staying up to date with scientific literature encountered over the course of Chan's biochemistry PhD at the University of Cambridge.[7][8][9] Initially established at Ideaspace in West Cambridge, and moving subsequently to Camden Collective[10] and the Ministry of Startups[11] in London, the company is now based in the data science hub SHACK15 in Shoreditch, London.[12]

In 2014, Chan was a semi-finalist for the 2014 Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award,[13][14] and in 2015, Chan was included on the 35 Women Under 35 list compiled by Management Today.[15] In 2016, Sparrho was a semi-finalist in Pitch@Palace 5.0.[16]

As of July 2017, Sparrho has raised $3 million from investors including White Cloud Capital, AllBright, and Beast Ventures.[17]

Competitors

Sparrho's primary competitors within the academic content recommendation field include PubChase and Scizzle,[9][18] though both PubChase and Scizzle are targeted towards biomedical sciences and solely recommend academic journal papers.[19][20]

References

  1. ^ "Sparrho's technology stack". StackShare. 
  2. ^ "About Sparrho". Sparrho. 
  3. ^ "Sparrho: the discovery platform with a bird's eye view on science". Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable. 
  4. ^ "INTERVIEW: Content Recommendation Platform Sparrho Talks Staying On Top Of Science". StrategyEye - Digital Media. 
  5. ^ "Peeking under the hood: Sparrho's Discovery Engine". Sparrho. 
  6. ^ "Sparrho - How does our recommendation engine for science work?". Sparrho. 
  7. ^ Nicola Davis. "Cambridge's leading tech startups". The Guardian. 
  8. ^ "Why EF". ef. 
  9. ^ a b "How to tame the flood of literature". Nature News & Comment. 
  10. ^ "Sparrho finds a new nest!". Sparrho. 
  11. ^ "Tech Pitch: Sparrho". Startups.co.uk. 
  12. ^ "This Search Engine Uses AI to Keep Scientists Updated". SHACK15 News. 
  13. ^ "National Business Awards 2014 - Finalists". nationalbusinessawards.co.uk. 
  14. ^ "Vivian Chan of Sparrho one of ten semi-finalists competing for the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award next week". Cambridge News. 
  15. ^ "I've never been regarded as weak' - 35 Women Under 35 2015". Management Today. 
  16. ^ "Sparrho will attend Pitch@Palace 5.0 hosted by HRH The Duke of York at St James Palace on 7th March 2016". Sparrho. 
  17. ^ Template:Cite https://venturebeat.com/2017/07/10/sparrho-raises-3-million-to-democratize-access-to-scientific-research/
  18. ^ "Diving into the haystack to make more hay?". plos.org. 
  19. ^ "PubChase - discover life sciences research of interest to you". PubChase. 
  20. ^ "Scizzle - Frequently Asked Questions". Scizzle. 

External links


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Sparrho
 



 

Connect with defaultLogic
What We've Done
Led Digital Marketing Efforts of Top 500 e-Retailers.
Worked with Top Brands at Leading Agencies.
Successfully Managed Over $50 million in Digital Ad Spend.
Developed Strategies and Processes that Enabled Brands to Grow During an Economic Downturn.
Taught Advanced Internet Marketing Strategies at the graduate level.


Manage research, learning and skills at defaultLogic. Create an account using LinkedIn or facebook to manage and organize your Digital Marketing and Technology knowledge. defaultLogic works like a shopping cart for information -- helping you to save, discuss and share.

Visit defaultLogic's partner sites below:
PopFlock.com : Music Genres | Musicians | Musical Instruments | Music Industry
NCR Works : Retail Banking | Restaurant Industry | Retail Industry | Hospitality Industry

  Contact Us