Two Cape Town Entrepreneurs today launched a Cognitive Comment Processing System for blogs & online publications.
Cape Town based Henk Kleynhans (of Skyrove) and Joe Botha (of TrustFabric) today announced that they have launched a new service they’ve been working on for the last year.
This new service is called iQAPTCHA, and, similar to a CAPTCHA which allows blogs and websites to see if a commenter is human, iQAPTCHA will make it easy to verify that a commenter is intelligent, or can make intelligent comments.
“Kleynhans and Botha invented this product after becoming jaded with the low quality of comments by readers on MoneyWeb, news24.com and timeslive.co.za, 3 of their favorite online publicattions.
iQAPTCHA understands online reputation, but for new users it will do basic language checks to start and may ask a short & simple (to smart people) question or two.
Says Kleynhans: “If you answer it wrong, you will be given another chance to answer a second, but slightly more difficult question. In this way, the only way for unintelligent comments to appear would be if an unwanted reader works all night trying to find out the answers to the questions. We hope they will eventually give up or smarten up enough to leave a constructive comment.”
In addition to integrating traditional IQ test-like question, the system will also combine smart Heuristics. Says Botha: “Gone are the days of having to manually remove comments left by ‘muppets’. Comments that are racist, bigoted or simply not well thought out will no longer be a problem. By letting the community vote Up or Down comments, iQAPTCHA learns what qualifies as good comments and can pattern recognize inappropriate ones without having to make the user fill out the iQAPTCHA questions.”
iQAPTCHA will be available as a free service for non-commercial blogs but at a price per comment iQAPTCHA’d for commercial websites. iQAPTCHA is easy to integrate into any existing online publication or content management system. It is currently in Beta.
For more information, please visit: www.iQAPTCHA.com