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Fifth Annual NoSQL Now! Conference Opens a Call for Presentations

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by Angela Guess DATAVERSITY® Education is happy to announce “a call for presentations for the fifth annual NoSQL Now! Conference, a vendor-neutral event focused on NoSQL (Not Only SQL) database technologies. Interested professionals should review the guidelines and topics outlined at http://nosqlnow.com/cfp.cfm. All submissions must be made by April 3rd, 2015 to be considered. The conference…

How Realistic Is an Artificially Intelligent Robot Like ‘Chappie’?

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by Angela Guess Tanya Lewis of Live Science recently wrote, “The new film “Chappie” features an artificially intelligent robot that becomes sentient and must learn to navigate the competing forces of kindness and corruption in a human world. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, whose previous work includes ‘District 9’ and ‘Elysium,’ the film takes place in…

Bringing the Semantic Web and Linked Data to All

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by Jennifer Zaino The Semantic Web and Linked Data promise so much to so many in the world. They provide the foundation for identifying and classifying content, while exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data on the Web via the W3C’s Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard. The vision revolves around increasing the Web’s usefulness and people’s access to…

NoSQL Databases Aren’t Going Away

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for TechRepublic, “Of any enterprise technology, enterprises are most dedicated to their chosen database. Once data goes into a particular database, CIOs hate to take it out. It’s costly, and the risks often outweigh the benefits. Which is why it’s so fascinating to delve into jobs, social media,…

CrowdFlower Launches New Open Data Initiative and Releases the World’s Largest Human-Curated Data Repository

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “CrowdFlower (www.crowdflower.com), the leading data enrichment platform for data scientists, today announced Data for Everyone (http://www.crowdflower.com/data-for-everyone), a new open data initiative that gives public access to thousands of dollars’ worth of Rich Data that is fully deduped, organized and cleaned by CrowdFlower’s people-powered platform…

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Bringing in Some New Smarts for Watson

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen recently reported for Information Week, “IBM on Wednesday announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a provider of natural-language processing and image-analysis services and technologies. IBM said the deal will expand the IBM Watson community and accelerate the development of new cognitive computing applications. AlchemyAPI provides application program interface (API) services that…