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The Black Swan

A black swan is an event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and is extremely difficult to predict. The term was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor, writer and former Wall Street trader.

What The Name Means

: derived from the term
chenopis atrata
 : based on the book
‘The Black Swan’

Chenope is a core technology company focused on detecting anomalies in large scale data, specifically unusual regularities in data that suggest attempts to manipulate, distort, or pollute an information space. Unlike most data analysis companies, our technology does not rely on a single approach such as Machine Learning, but most frequently has been built using real world tradecraft to determine the more accurate pure mathematical expressions of different scenarios.

We are a research, long term-oriented startup. Our approach is to study a difficult problem like disinformation from a number of different angles before implementing a product. In the case of disinformation, we studied Islamic State recruiting in France at its height, Russian disinformation in Ukraine, and political messaging in the US before and after elections. 

Our technology has been successfully used in numerous markets and use cases including:

    • Digital Investigation
    • Counter Intelligence
    • Compliance
    • Countering Violent Extremism / Counterterrorism
    • Human Capital Management / People Analytics
    • Implicit Bias / Sentiment Analysis
    • Disinformation Detection

Chenope was founded by the same people as Cataphora

whose investigation technology gained an international reputation. Cataphora’s patents have been cited thousands of times, and its litigation technology division was sold to EY (formerly Ernst & Young). We at Chenope continue that tradition of excellence with our multidisciplinary, international technology team