The solution

A state-of-the-art machine learning API developed in-house by some of Europe’s top machine learning experts.

A Highly scalable solution

Our recommendations reach millions of people every day.

Best of both worlds

LIP provides the ultimate recommender. A hybrid that is able to process both text content and user behaviour to automatically make recommendations of relevant information.

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Text-based Recommender

lateral Hybrid-Recommender

By combining content-matching and collaborative filtering, LIP serves recommendations of the highest quality. It can both recommend content that is thematically relevant to a specific article (based on the text) and also from different interest areas (based on users with shared interests). In addition, it does not suffer from the cold start problem, i.e. the inability to make recommendations when there is a lack of user data, especially for new articles and new users.

A key benefit of recommendations, over traditional search is that users see content they are interested in or need and often also content they did not even know existed, without having to actively try to find it.

LIP Hybrid-Recommender

Text-based Recommender

The core of LIP’s technology is a unique way of measuring the thematic similarity of documents. Using machine learning, our algorithm is able to automatically process millions of documents and gain an understanding of how words relate to each other. It can then apply this to document databases it has not seen before and make intelligent recommendations of similar content.

Collaborative Filtering

This technique looks at a user’s behaviour, e.g. what they viewed, saved and purchased, in order to determine their taste. This is then compared to the behaviour of other users, in order to make relevant, personalised content recommendations. Hence, in a very basic scenario, if user A likes 3 items and user B likes 2 of those items, the likelihood of user B liking the third item user A likes is high.

Text-based recommender

The core of LIP’s technology is a unique way of measuring the thematic similarity of documents. Using machine learning, our algorithm is able to automatically process millions of documents and gain an understanding of how words relate to each other. It can then apply this to document databases it has not seen before and make intelligent recommendations of similar content.

Collaborative Filtering

This technique looks at a user’s behaviour, e.g. what they viewed, saved and purchased, in order to determine their taste. This is then compared to the behaviour of other users, in order to make relevant, personalised content recommendations. Hence, in a very basic scenario, if user A likes 3 items and user B likes 2 of those items, the likelihood of user B liking the third item user A likes is high.

LIP Hybrid-Recommender

By combining content-matching and collaborative filtering, LIP serves recommendations of the highest quality. It can both recommend content that is thematically relevant to a specific article (based on the text) and also from different interest areas (based on users with shared interests). In addition, it does not suffer from the cold start problem, i.e. the inability to make recommendations when there is a lack of user data, especially for new articles and new users.

A key benefit of recommendations, over traditional search is that users see content they are interested in or need and often also content they did not even know existed, without having to actively try to find it.

ML Features

On top of the hybird recommender through our API we offer innovate machine learning (ML) features. These include time savers like automated keyword extraction and tagging, as well as clustering which can provide you with a great overview of your data.

  • Recommendation

    The recommendation API allows you to intelligently suggest similar documents to any document or block of text. More info

  • Tag suggestion

    When given a list of your existing tags the API can auto-tag new documents. More info

  • Keyword Extraction

    The keyword extractor returns a list of words that best describe the content of a given document, in descending order of relevance. More info

  • Clustering

    Clustering groups your documents based on similarity so that you quickly get an overview of the content that your corpus contains. More info

Easy to integrate

A platform-agnostic solution and an API that is easy to integrate into any tech stack.

Can integrate with solutions such as

In-house solutions

Standalone Add-ons

Secure & Compliant

We offer rapid deployment for all enterprise environments. Lateral can run as a hosted solution, private cloud or on premise server install.
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Hybrid Cloud

Private Cloud

Public Cloud

Languages

We already support English, Indonesian and German, and can train a new language within a week. Request a language

Developers

Built for developers! We believe machine learning should be accessible to every developer building great products.

Powerful machine learning infrastructure that sits behind a simple REST API.

Comprehensive, user-friendly documentation & a great support team.

Pre-populated datasets, template interfaces and tools on GitHub.

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