Crystal Reports Guru Embraces Machine Learning

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DotNet Tech plans to use new machine learning SDK to bring advanced analysis of unstructured data into Crystal Reports services.

La JollaCA| Zurich| Berlin– Crystal Reports is about to get a lot smarter. Brian Bischof, widely regarded as the leading authority on Crystal Reports, just signed a deal to become an IT Services Consulting Partner with ai-one inc. The deal will give Bischof’s company, DotNet Tech, access to ai-one’s Topic-Mapper SDK to develop custom reporting tools that use artificial intelligence to report on unstructured data.

Crystal Reports, owned by SAP, is one of the most popular tools to create reports using information stored in databases. One of the biggest problems facing IT departments is reporting on data that is not easily categorized – such as feeds of text from the internet and social media.

ai-one’s Topic-Mapper enables Crystal Reports to read and ingest text in much the same was a human. This is the first deal that enables a consulting firm to build artificial intelligence into a common reporting tool.

“Gone are the days of trying to work around unstructured data,” said Bischof, “Now we can use ai-one’s Topic-Mapper to learn the inherent structure within any corpus.  Now we can process and include everything from Twitter feeds and Facebook postings into Crystal Reports using Microsoft’s Visual Studio.

Olin Hyde, VP of Business Development added “I’ve known Brian for a long time. He is a fantastic, visionary developer. I can’t wait to see what he does with Topic-Mapper combined with Crystal Reports and Visual Studio.”

About DotNet Tech, Inc., Led by founder, Brian Bischof, CPA is a systems consulting firm specializing in the development of advanced web-based applications using Microsoft’s .NET suite of development tools. Bischof is also the best-selling author of Crystal Reports books. Clients include University of California San Diego and more than 10,000 subscribers to

Contact:  Brian Bischof.  Phone 1-502-417-3681, email: web:

About ai-one inc., ai-one provides technologies that enable programmers to build artificial intelligence into software programs. Based inSan Diego with offices inZurich andBerlin, ai-one’s “biologically inspired intelligence” is a virtual brain that learns without human intervention. Technically described as an adaptive holosemantic data space with semiotic capabilities, ai-one’s approach provides more accurate answers than competing technologies.  The Topic-Mapper™ SDK for text enables developers to create intelligent applications that deliver better sense-making capabilities for semantic discovery, lightweight ontologies, knowledge collaboration, sentiment analysis, artificial intelligence and data mining.


Contact: Olin Hyde, Phone: 1-858-381-5897, email:, web:


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