Later, Mark created a software package that implemented this technology, which was licensed to many companies and eventually sold to a leading geology exploration software company.
In 2012, Mark co-founded Elephant Scale, a company for teaching Big Data, Machine Learning, and AI. The company taught tens of thousands of students at dozens of leading companies. The company started with publishing a book called ‘Hadoop Illuminated‘. The book is the open source book about Apache Hadoop™. It aims to make Hadoop knowledge accessible to a wider audience, not just to the highly technical.
Mark is a Mensa member. His affinity to NLP work may have something to do with his knowledge of languages, of which he knows about ten.
With the advent of the new NLP technologies, Mark saw the need to productize them for use in the enterprise. Since Mark is also the author of the leading open-source software package for eDiscovery, he chose to combine this effort with the NLP, and this is how Scaia, Inc. was born.