NLG Blog

12th August 2019

NLG: A Separate Layer of the Technology Stack

Question: “Where does NLG sit in the technology stack?”

Answer: “As the push toward digital transformations gains momentum, maintaining Natural Language Generation (NLG) as a separate layer of the technology stack is ever more critical for ensuring the democratization of data literacy.

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8th August 2019

How NLG is making dashboards more valuable today

Really interesting article in CIO Dive yesterday, “3 trends shaping the business intelligence market,” in which author Roberto Torres explores the rapidly evolving expectations for BI. Reading through it, we notice several scenarios where Arria NLG Studio for BI is already helping enterprises meet those expectations.

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26th July 2019

VOICE Day 3, Booth Conversations: Finding Your NLG Use Cases

At the Arria booth during VOICE Summit 2019, Tim Daniels and his knowledgeable Arria sales colleagues often found themselves explaining to our visitors the differences between NLG and other forms of natural language technologies. Some who dropped by had heard of NLP, for example, but not NLG.

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24th July 2019

Day Two at VOICE Summit 2019: NLG Everywhere

Another productive day for the fluorescent orange shirts of Team Arria, as our Senior Vice President of Customer and Partner Success, Cathy Herbert, led a breakout session on the Future of Natural Language Generation. Cathy took the stage at the spacious Jim Wise Theater in Kupfrian Hall with Tyler Merritt from Arria’s partner firm, FaceMe

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23rd July 2019

A Big Day for Arria at VOICE Summit 2019

I write this dispatch while sitting with Arria teammates outside of the crowded meeting space where Arria’s COO, Jay DeWalt, and Chief Scientist, Ehud Reiter, are unveiling the breakthrough use of Amazon’s Alexa as a presentation layer over a Tableau dashboard integrated with Arria's NLG technology. We’re happy to listen through the open door, giving up our seats to VOICE Summit attendees

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19th July 2019

Giving Human Voice to RPA Output

It’s been said that RPA takes the robot out of the human. Now it’s time for NLG to give the power of natural human language to RPA.

According to Gartner, “by 2022, 85 percent of large and very large organizations will have deployed some form of RPA.” And no wonder: RPA can transfer data into and between systems faster than humanly possible, and with zero human error.

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17th July 2019

NLG’s Role in Major Digital Transformation Trends

We enjoyed Daniel Newman’s recent contribution to Forbes, “Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends For 2020.” It’s a great read all around, but we are particularly in agreement about four of the trends Mr. Newman identifies as likely to catch fire in 2020, because in our world of Natural Language Generation we already see temperatures rising rapidly

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12th July 2019

5 Reasons Traditional Writers and Analysts Should Embrace NLG

Press coverage of Natural Language Generation (NLG) tends to suggest that writing as a physical, human activity, with fingers on a keyboard and coffee rings on printed drafts, is an antiquated trade, sort of like Elevator Operator. Remind me again why we need you? So, it is understandable that many traditional writers and analysts might at first feel threatened

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2nd July 2019

Got a BI Dashboard? You’re Halfway There!

If you’re already using business information dashboards to help analyze mountains of data, great! You have moved beyond the traditional spreadsheet analysis that has bottlenecked business information for years.

But if you’re reading this blog post, you’ve probably noticed that, like spreadsheets, dashboards are not perfect communicators.

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