Acquired by Yahoo! on December 2, 2013
Funding Received
$250 Thousand in 2 Rounds from 2 Investors
SkyPhrase uses natural language processing to make data such as web analytics and sports statistics easily accessible to its users.

Detailed Description


Data is full of important insights that are never discovered because they are too difficult and expensive to find. Except for the most routine cases, hunting for these insights requires grappling with complex, difficult-to-learn interfaces or tedious programming. Questions about data that take moments to formulate can take hours or much longer to answer.

SkyPhrase aims to change this. With SkyPhrase, you can pose a question in simple natural language, and our artificial intelligence technology will figure out what you mean, and how to answer. Our goal is to make it easy to use all data this simply. Our web analytics and football statistics services are early steps towards achieving this goal.

At SkyPhrase, our approach to natural language understanding is different because of our goals and because of our technology. We focus on giving people significantly more power over their data in specific areas, and allowing developers to easily add support to other areas. Within these areas, our technology can understand significantly more complex language with greater precision than any other technology. While we currently only cover web analytics and football statistics, our technology makes it extremely simple and easy for developers with little knowledge of linguistics or artificial intelligence to create natural language interfaces to their own data and applications. Our technology has been developed by scientists with decades of experience in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics research at institutions such as MIT, Stanford and Rensselaer. If you have a data set or API you would like to access with natural language, let us know. Stay tuned as we expand SkyPhrase to more areas, make it more powerful and enable third parties to use our technology for their own data and applications.

Funding Rounds (2) - $250k


Investors (2)

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    Thiel Foundation

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