"YouScan is a social media analytics company, our social media monitoring platform is used by hundreds of major international brands including Nestle, Vodafone, McDonalds, Viber, Coca-Cola, Michelin, Danone, Unilever, Pepsico, Dyson and so on. "
In a nutshell
YouScan advanced platform for real-time social media analysis, developed in-house, has cloud-based scalable infrastructure, everyday we collect, index and analyse more than 30 million social media posts. The main technologies of the platform:
- Smart data enrichment (spam detection, geo-location, author influence etc).
- Proprietary NLP stack.
- Automatic sentiment detection.
- Topic clustering & modelling.
- Automatic text generation.
- Trend analysis.
- Intent Intelligence Technology (IIT) - used to identify social media posts containing explicit (and implicit) consumer intent, wish or request towards specific goods and services. IIT is based on an advanced NLP (Natural Language Processing) stack with an added layer of artificial intelligence utilizing ML (Machine Learning).
The Team
Founders of YouScan: Alexey Orap, CEO, Kyiv National University, Computer Science faculty, kmbs Executive MBA. Alexander Sirach, CMO, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI). Leonid Lytvynenko, CTO, PhD candidate, Kyiv National University, Faculty of Mathematics. Leadership team includes industry experts with experience in Yandex, ReachLocal, Alcatel-Lucent.YouScan has strong engineering team of 12 people: - 60+ years of combined software development expertise; two PhD candidates, - experience in mission-critical applications, - expertise in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, - education from top Ukrainian universities: Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, National Technical University of Ukraine "KPI", - active contributors to open-source projects (Orleankka, Streamstone, Nake), - previous experience includes Samsung, Wolters Kluwer, Genesys (Alcatel-Lucent), WiseTech, Intapp, Wonga, JustApplications.

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