January 28, 2019 -- Redwood City, CA. Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence-driven knowledge discovery solutions, today announces that Warren High School in San Antonio, Texas has adopted the Yewno Discover Platform for use in its library. Warren High School is part of the Northside Independent School District, which is the fourth largest school district in Texas, and is the first public high school in the United States to implement Yewno's cutting-edge technology.
Warren High School's library is home to over 3,000 high school students seeking research resources for coursework, including The College Board's AP Capstone Research and Seminar courses. Warren's collection of high-quality academic resources has been fully ingested into Yewno's Discover platform and sit alongside Yewno's own resources. Discover takes each of these pieces of data, catalogues them, and maps them in a way that is visually intuitive to the user. The result is that as students research concepts, supporting resources which were previously too dense to wade through can be surfaced instantly. Discover also allows users to explore connections between concepts – uncovering relationships between ideas that might not commonly be correlated, allowing for unique and individualized learning powered by each student's own imagination.
"What we are seeing with Yewno Discover is individualized, student-driven learning at its best. Discover is so visual and intuitive to use, and it lets our students access high quality data and deploy it in a way that is exciting to them," says Warren High School librarian, Terry Zablocki. "One of my students was able to connect her Puerto Rican heritage to the Utuado uprising, something that personally affected members of her family. She told me that she had not previously been able to find any material on the event in the library."
The statistics speak for themselves. According to Zablocki, over the course of just the first semester, students accessed over 275,000 unique documents from 5,080 academic publications and 3,000 dissertations. Examples include proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering, The Journal of Hellenic Studies, and Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, to name a few.
"Yewno helps make content so much more accessible and useful to students and also fosters personalized, student driven learning. We continually hear from teachers and librarians that one of their biggest challenges at the High School level is engaging students, and Discover's visual interface effectively addresses this issue" says Ruth Pickering, Chief BD and Strategy Officer at Yewno. "Discover is different to any other learning technology because it puts the student in the driver's seat. Students can decide which concepts are of interest and relevance to them, as well as which connections they want to explore. The result is not only engagement but excitement. Put simply, it makes learning fun."
Founded in 2015, Yewno is helping the world to uncover the undiscovered through its advanced dynamic Knowledge Graph and AI based inference engine, which introduces an entirely new approach to knowledge extraction. Yewno Inference Engine incorporates machine learning, neural networks, and computational linguistics into an intelligent framework to enhance human understanding by correlating concepts across a vast volume of sources. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and with offices in London and New York, Yewno is backed by leading investors including Pacific Capital and currently has numerous partnerships across the finance sector, top research universities, publishers and content aggregators worldwide. Yewno was recently named Outsell's 2017 Emerging Company of the Year, and was chosen from among 250 major disruptors in the global information industry.