Kiwi company Pingar, developer of tools for search and analysis of unstructured data, has made a major step into the Chinese market, both on the mainland and in Hong Kong.
The Tauranga-based company has simultaneously launched two Chinese portals allowing customers to use its search API in cloud mode. At the same time it has opened a Hong Kong office.
Mark Lunt, a former chairman of Gen-i, has been appointed Pingar’s regional director for Hong Kong and China and will build the company’s team in the region. He flew out to Hong Kong over the weekend.
Two Chinese customers have been trialling the portals in beta mode and firm orders will “hopefully” follow, says founder Peter Wren-Hilton.
Pingar’s software allows customers to search their base of unstructured data – resources such as reports and emails, expressed in natural language – identify meaningful entities such as names and addresses and elements in a previously defined taxonomy and uncover non-obvious patterns in the data, to turn words and sentences into more structured and fuller information. Read the rest of the article at Computerworld.co.nz.