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This woman and her machine learning tech could make Box a whole lot smarter

on December 6, 2013

Gigaom

When cloud collaboration goldenboy Box acquired a stealth content-discovery startup called dLoop last month, the deal was about a lot more than helping Box become this generation’s version of Autonomy. Box sees a lot of potential in dLoop’s machine learning technology to help the company evolve into a platform for developers and maybe even a pioneer in mobile content-management. Divya Jain, dLoop’s co-founder and now a software engineer at Box, will help lead that charge.

The dLoop technology uses machine learning algorithms and graph analysis to detect the similarities among documents and organize them into clusters that are searchable not just by keyword, but by relevance. The immediate benefits are obvious — Box users will be able to search for documents more confidently, knowing they’ll see everything they might need even if it doesn’t feature or even include a particular term. It’s helpful for security, too, Jain explained in recent…

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