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Big Data + The Semantic Web

Kate Ray's documentary "The Semantic Web" (Wordled by Jim Stauffer)

by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “The semantic web, or web 3.0, is often quoted as the next phase of the Internet. In a previous post I discussed the impact of big data on the semantic web and I mentioned that the semantic web will enable all humans as well as…

Introducing Datalandia: GE’s Little Film About Big Data

by Angela Guess Kate Kaye of AdAge reports, “GE filmed a teensy town in Germany to teach everyday people about the internet of really big things. The maker of data-generating wind turbines and jet engines today will unveil the first of a series of short films that mimic summer-blockbusters to illustrate the industrial internet through…

A Semantics Approach to Information Management

by Jelani Harper Semantics technologies have emerged as one of the most influential means of Data Management. A March report from Gartner identified semantics technologies as one of the top trends impacting information infrastructure in 2013. There is a utilitarian aspect of Semantics technologies that can bring value to virtually any organization, regardless of its…

IBM Unveils Watson Engagement Advisor

by Angela Guess IBM recently announced, “Ushering in a new era of cognitive computing systems, IBM today unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, a technology breakthrough that allows brands to crunch big data in record time to transform the way they engage clients in key functions such as customer service, marketing and sales. Now businesses…

Big Data Only as Good as its Machine Learning

by Angela Guess Haowen Chan and Robin Morris of GigaOM recently wrote, “Expectations surrounding the future of  big data range from the just huge to absolutely enormous – a reflection perhaps of both its real inherent potential and all the massive hype. Certainly though there is no dispute that companies can reap big benefits from exploring…

Unlocking Big Data for the Masses

by Angela Guess Mare Lucas of Wired recently wrote, “Close behind ‘Big Data’ as one of the most utilized enterprise technology terms today is ‘Data Scientist.’ Many postulate that the explosion in Big Data will usher in an insatiable demand for data scientists able to slice and dice data to guide more informed decision making…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Peter Lawrence on Semantic Technology

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Peter Lawrence, a Solutions Architect at TopQuadrant. Peter will be part of…

New York Times Creates Prototype Semantic Search Engine

by Angela Guess Andy Plesser of Beet.TV reports, “The New York Times R&D Labs has created a prototype search engine that provides Times article results with embedded links to sources outside of the paper, says Michael Zimbalist, VP for Research and Operations in this conversation with Forrester Principal Analyst Joanna O’Connell. As an example, he says the search engine…

Gartner’s Tech Trends: Big Data, Semantic Tech, and NoSQL

by Angela Guess According to an article out of BizTech2.com, Gartner has identified a number of top tech trends impacting business in 2013. The list includes Big Data, Semantic Technologies, and NoSQL. Under the category of Big Data, the article states, “Gartner defines big data as high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective,…