Artificial Intelligence (AI) | Machine Learning (ML) | Data Intelligence Solutions

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How we utilise Artificial Intelligence to increase efficiency

We have utilized Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Services and Azure Synapse Analytics to perform 1.2 trillion comparisons of property records to discover and analyse potential matches. 

This AI approach, including Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Algebraic Modelling, automated and accelerated the efficiency of matching properties. Delivering a better service, sooner for our clients. 

For example, for a housing association client we matched legacy property stock data to the standard Royal Mail PAF database. This involved 1.2 trillion comparisons. By harnessing the limitless power of Microsoft Synapse Analytics machine learning, record matching was accelerated, and processing times massively reduced from weeks to hours. 

By using Azure Synapse Analytics as a powerful analytics and validation tool our matching process delivered better quality data, sooner. These benefits can be delivered with data hosted on premises or in cloud, whichever is most appropriate for your data landscape.

Intelligent software is the organic evolution of how we already rely on technology to work more effectively. Sentinel delivers its benefits to empower organisations to provide more appropriate and targeted support services to the most vulnerable in society. 

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  • Matching times massively reduced: radical speedup factor estimated at 600x 
  • More intuitive confidence scores - cloud computing with advanced data processing is not only more efficient (faster) but also more effective 
  • Minimise requirement for cleansing 
  • Limitless processing power and scalability 
  • Match to any kind of dataset 
  • Comprehensive evaluation of data with the option of delta processing for maximum efficiency 

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How our Artificial Intelligence matching works

We use Natural Language Processing (NLP) to convert any textual data to numbers and then we apply established Algebraic Modelling to convert these numbers to mathematical vectors. Since computers are exceptionally good at handling numbers rather than texts, we can utilise these numbers to understand which two texts are the most similar. In addition, matches come with a percentage confidence score, so we can quickly see the best match and, if necessary, make an additional judgement for how valid it is. This approach not only delivers the highest quality matching faster, it also allows us to benefit from AI whilst maintaining the control and expertise of our clients. 

With this state-of-the-art approach to matching massive quantities of data in the cloud or on-premises, we deliver industry-leading data quality. The lift in productivity in our approach, compared to more conventional approaches like regular expressions (REs), can reduce weeks of processing to hours and can produce 'fuzzy' matches with normalised scores that can be understood and acted-upon by those that require access and input.

See our WHITE PAPER: Empowering MDM With Efficient Data Matching for further information about the benefits of our solution using Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure Machine Learning Services over the conventional Azure Database for Postgres.


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  • Strict control and monitoring of data quality
    and completeness
  • Built using the ICO's "data protection by design"
  • Trusted by public sector organisations and local authorities
  • Experienced, dedicated team of data integration and data sharing specialists

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