Cognitive Computing for Democratizing Domain-Specific Knowledge: Case Study of a Fashion Application

September 22nd, 2015

Prerequisite: None

Anand Mahurkar


Findability Sciences

Findability Sciences is a big data and cognitive computing solutions company providing solutions to retail, nonprofit, higher education, and publishing. The company is an IBM Watson Ecosystem Partner and has developed innovative cognitive computing solutions for the retail and nonprofit sectors using IBM Watson. The company’s flagship product, Findability Platform, is a cutting-edge big data solution that uses the power of cloud and large data storage such asHadoop. The company has global presence in Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Dapprdoo is Findability Sciences’s B2B2C platform for democratizing fashion. Experts say that 80 percent of the wardrobe is never used a second time! Every person aspires to dress well, irrespective of their socioeconomic status in society. However, the knowledge of fashion is limited to a few experts and is not accessible for the population at large. Fashion brands and retailers also have technological limitations in communicating to its customers. Using IBM Watson’s cognitive power, Dapprdoo is a human centric intelligent platform that helps common people to solve their fashion-related dilemmas.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How the combination of big data and cognitive computing can assist in democratizing knowledge
  • What goes into building a knowledge cloud using IBM Watson
  • Future of natural language processing and deep learning technologies such as IBM Watson