Semantic Technology News, Articles, & Education

Saffron Technology Raises $7M for Cognitive Computing

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of Venture Beat reports, “IBM is dropping tall stacks of money on ‘cognitive’ software for speed-reading huge loads of information, which means it’s the perfect time for other companies to pop up with cognitive-computing solutions. To wit, here comes Saffron Technology, based in Cary, N.C., but planning to open an office in Silicon Valley…

Big Data , Governance, and Semantics

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by Angela Guess David Norfolk, Practice Leader at Bloor Research, recently wrote in IT-Director.com, “In the emerging world of big data everything is instrumented and the mass of information available to the organisation (both relational transaction data and non-relational logs and event-processing information and more) can be analysed in near-real-time and used to support decision making and good…

Happy 25th Birthday, Web!

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Zaino of our sister website SemanticWeb wrote yesterday, “Today the Web celebrates its 25thbirthday, and we celebrate the Semantic Web’s role in that milestone. And what a milestone it is: As of this month, the Indexed Web contains at least 2.31 billion pages, according to WorldWideWebSize.  The Semantic Web Blog reached out to the World Wide…

Real-Time Acoustic Processing: What It Is & What It Can Do

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week recently wrote, “You’re jogging down a busy city street, cranking tunes on your smartphone, oblivious to the world around you. The intersection ahead looks clear, and you’re unaware of loud sirens signaling that a speeding ambulance is coming your way. But before disaster strikes, your smartphone shuts off…

What the US Department of Veterans Affairs is Doing with Linked Data

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by Angela Guess Our sister website SemanticWeb.com has put out a new podcast discussing the use of Linked Data at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Eric Franzon writes, “Our podcast series, ‘Case Study Radio,’ sponsored by Zepheira, focuses on stories of applications of Semantic Technologies. In the latest episode, we speak with Ramanathan ‘R.V.’ Guha about a…

Collecting Big Data with a Purpose

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by Angela Guess Michael C. Daconta of GCN reports, “Recent articles about Pandora’s and Netflix’s use of big data illustrate why government IT managers should not just focus on data management, data collection and even big data processing. They need to shift the focus from the data producer to the data consumer. A Wall Street Journal article on…

Lotame Optimizer Uses Machine Learning to Predict Audience Behaviors

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Lotame continues to disrupt the Data Management Platform (DMP) space with the launch of Lotame Optimizer™, a new solution that will allow marketers and publishers to create optimized audience segments via a sophisticated machine learning system. As part of Lotame Insights, the company’s analytics product, Lotame…

IBM Invests in Welltok to Further a Watson-Powered Health App

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by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports, “Welltok, Inc., developer of the CaféWell Health Optimization Platform, today announced it has raised $22.1 million in Series C funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with new participation from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture capital arm, Qualcomm Ventures’ life fund portfolio. This is IBM’s…

OECD Selects TopQuadrant as its Data Integration Partner

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “TopQuadrant™, a leading semantic data integration company, today announced that it has added the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to its growing roster of clients. Organizations such as the OECD continue to leverage TopQuadrant’s cutting-edge technology to collaborate on defining and linking enterprise vocabularies,…

IBM is Sending Watson to Africa for 10-Year Problem-Solving Initiative

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world’s fastest growing continent. Dubbed ‘Project Lucy’ after the earliest known human ancestor, IBM will invest US$100 million in the initiative,…