The Visual Purple Team behind GisterPRO has been building evolutionary technologies and award-winning software together since the early 90’s. Occasionally the blessing of a revolutionary technology presents itself – as is the case with GisterPRO. More specifically the gateway technology underpinning GisterPRO, something we call Looking Glass. This technology quite simply enables GisterPRO to read.
We didn’t begin the GisterPRO journey several years ago intent on building a Cloud-based Exploratory Search Intelligence Tool. Our initial target was something we call SynTar – for Synthetic Avatar. Think intelligently perceived Non-Player Characters for Virtual Worlds; characters you could walk up to and strike up a conversation with on just about anything – all the while believing that somebody, not something, was sending you believable and relevant messages. It worked.
It was at this point, having been sufficiently marinated in the real-world challenges facing analysts, we set out to build an advanced search technology to give analysts an edge – the capability to find, the unfindable. Our perspective was unique: we’ve been building advanced training simulations for intelligence analysts in three-letter agencies for over a decade and it was not lost on the Team that the SynTar technology was the perfect foundation to solve the rapidly growing problem of digital overload and increase findability of information. It was a broad mix of technologies and domain expertise that coalesced: Entity Extraction, Feature Extraction, Disambiguation, Focused Web Crawlers, Cloud Deployment, Deep Web experience, experimental mathematics, advanced statistics, large data stores, information retrieval, and heavy-duty database expertise dating back to legacy systems.
GisterPRO is an Exploratory Search Intelligence Tool for analysts, researchers and business professionals. And has been in continuous use supporting the U.S. Intelligence Community since Fall 2010.
The Visual Purple Team behind GisterPRO is exclusively U.S. based and organized.
“The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance.” -Michael Crichton