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SEP Named A 2021 Best Places to Work in Indiana Company

Indiana companies throughout the state have rallied to adapt to the current climate and new ways of operation. A total of 125 of these businesses have been named to the Best Places to Work in Indiana list, which…
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DIY AI: Sentiment Analysis P1: The Overview

Blog Post Written By: Lisa Lo In our last (first?) NLP post, we explored Natural Language Processing (NLP). As mentioned, a great place to start discovery of NLP is sentiment analysis since it’s a well-known and studied problem, but also very useful. So, today we’ll be going over an overview of sentiment analysis and how […]
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A Biz-y Summer at SEP

Blog Post Written By: Jaala Naylor Coming into a summer of uncertainty, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a remote internship at a software company. As a business student with a few years’ of college experience,  I anticipated feeling a bit out of place among software engineers. I was eager to see what challenges […]
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A Bag of Words: Levels of Language

Communicating with computers is difficult, as anyone who has used one can attest. The burden is on the individual to clearly communicate with the machine. But what if computers could understand the way we speak naturally? This isn’t just about programming. It’s about all the data that’s stored not in any machine code, but rather […]
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SEP Launches Podcast: BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Carmel, IN, July 15, 2020 — SEP, a software product design and development company has launched a new podcast. Behind the Product, a podcast that takes a behind the scenes look at how software products are made. “I wanted to start this podcast because I saw so much happening inside and outside our walls that […]
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The Many Sides of OCR

Blog Post Written By: Lisa Lo The Overview You may have heard of the phrase Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and may or may not know what it refers to. Admittedly, I was one of those that never heard of it before now, but learning about it definitely makes me wish I knew about it sooner. […]
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SEPTalks: The Principles of Empowered Teams

We all strive to create products that customers love and teams that are excited to come to work every day. Actually achieving this in practice is a surprising challenge. Humans and products are naturally complex, and pulling off these feats require a special blend of psychology and systems-thinking. Products are outcomes of the systems used […]
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Meet the 2020 Interns

Name : Julia Gibson Title : Business Intern School : Indiana University (Bloomington) Major : Accounting & Business Analytics “I choose SEP because after my first interview, I was confident that this innovative, driven company was somewhere I could truly see myself working. The people I interacted with were genuine and I felt valued by […]
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Avoiding False Starts with Artificial Intelligence

Blog Post Written By: Lisa Lo Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer science fiction; it’s here today, and it’s here to stay. It is in the products you use every day: home automation, digital assistants, and credit card fraud detection, to name a few. AI will affect all businesses in the near future, and the […]
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(Machine) Learning By Doing

We’ve discussed several applications of machine learning before. We teach a machine a concept from stored data so that it can: Identify problems with engines from telemetry data Identify digits from handwriting Identify sticky notes on a board Identify the winning team in DotA from team compositions The common thrust is that, using supervised learning, […]
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