NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2016) - Sinequa, a leader in real-time Big Data search and analytics, today announced that the Company joined the Cognitive Computing Consortium, a professional organization that fosters discussion and research in cognitive computing. As a founding sponsor, Sinequa will collaborate on the organization's research and participate in the development of industry definitions and standards.

"The Cognitive Computing Consortium is a visionary team of industry and academic thinkers all working together to advance the understanding of the nature, importance and potential impact of cognitive computing," said Laurent Fanichet, Vice President of Marketing, Sinequa. "We are very pleased to be an active participant in such an influential organization that will have a transformative impact on how organizations can better engage with the intelligence buried within their data assets."

"Sinequa was one of the first vendors to realize the need for unifying access to all kinds of data through a single, easy-to-use interface. Unified access is a precursor to cognitive computing, with the same vision of making information access broader and easier for more users," said Sue Feldman, Co-Founder of the Cognitive Computing Consortium and CEO and Founder of Synthexis. "Their experience in real-time search, natural language processing and deep analytics, and the simplified delivery of rapid Search-Based Applications will be valuable as we develop our guidelines for cognitive computing use cases. We need this practical experience as we collaborate on addressing the complex challenges of tomorrow's cognitive computing era."

The Cognitive Computing Consortium provides a forum for researchers, developers and practitioners of cognitive computing and its allied technologies. It comprises a cross-industry group of organizations and individuals from the IT, academic and analyst communities. Current research projects include refining and clarifying a definition of cognitive computing; gathering and writing about cognitive system use cases; presenting current work in cognitive computing and describing the role and goals of cognitive systems. For more information, please visit Please also see the Consortium's launch press release, issued earlier today.

About Sinequa
Recognized as a leader in the Gartner 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search and The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Search and Knowledge Discovery Solutions, Q3 2015, Sinequa provides a real-time Big Data Search & Analytics platform for Fortune Global 2000 companies and government agencies. Cognitively-enabled with advanced machine learning algorithms, the solution offers users Unified Information Access to all structured and unstructured data, supported by powerful analytics. Millions of users in the world's largest and most information-intensive organizations, including Airbus, AstraZeneca, Atos, Biogen, UCB, Credit Agricole, Mercer, and Siemens, rely on Sinequa to put business-critical information at the fingertips of their employees. Sinequa develops its expertise and its business around the world with a broad network of technology and business partners. For more information, visit

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