TOKYO, June 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) ("UBIC" or "the Company"), which provides big-data analytics services using its proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine, KIBIT, announced today that the Japan Patent Office has recently issued a Notification of Decision of Grant to the Company for technology, which allows for a highly accurate data analysis grasping context-dependent meanings.

The necessary procedures for patent registration have already been executed, and the patent is currently pending issuance.

Patent application number: 2015-238978 Registration number: Pending issuancePatent application filing date: December 7, 2015

Today, as amounts of big-data grow ever more rapidly, many companies are required to use highly elaborate analytics. Recent analytics technologies can analyze information layers such as the morphemes (the smallest units of meanings) and parts-of-speech which appear in sentences. However, to sufficiently meet ever growing demands, it is increasingly important for an analytics technology to go beyond these layers and also grasp unexpressed features representing the more profound meanings of sentences.

The innovative AI-based technology covered by this patent improves the accuracy of data analytics by extracting meaning clusters from sets of sentences. These clusters are more concretely defined as the word fragments that share meanings when compared to each other. Identifying such clusters allows for a more profound sentence analysis encompassing their meanings. For example, our patent research system called "Lit i View PATENT EXPLORER" which is powered by UBIC's AI, KIBIT, can provide accurate results by incorporating the technology of this new patent. The system can yield the desired patent-related documents by analyzing the context-dependent meanings of sentences.

"We believe that this patent is a testament to the superior innovation that underlies the highly accurate document analytics provided by UBIC," stated UBIC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Masahiro Morimoto. "In this advanced digital age, when the processing of vast volumes of data is necessary, our data analytics solutions are expanding into various business fields, such as medical, marketing, health care, and business intelligence. By honing our AI-based technologies and stretching our portfolio of intellectual properties, UBIC will continue to provide highly sophisticated services, and deliver better future to people worldwide."

About UBIC, Inc.UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "KIBIT". UBIC's KIBIT technology is driven by UBIC AI based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. The KIBIT incorporates experts' tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. UBIC continues to expand its business operations by applying KIBIT to new fields such as healthcare and marketing. UBIC was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. UBIC provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, "Lit i View ®", and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages.

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