Semantic Technology News, Articles, & Education

DATAVERSITY™ Acquires SemanticWeb.com and the SemTechBiz Conferences

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by Angela Guess The team at DATAVERSITY™ is very pleased to announce that we have acquired SemanticWeb.com and the Semantic Technology and Business Conferences. As a writer for both websites, I’m personally quite excited to see these two great communities come together. As the release states, “DATAVERSITY Education LLC, a subsidiary of Wilshire Conferences, Inc.…

TopQuadrant Launches TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net 4.3

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of the company, “TopQuadrant™, a leading semantic data integration company, today announced the release of version 4.3 of TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net (TopBraid EVN), a web-based solution that simplifies the development and management of interconnected vocabularies. With the latest release, TopBraid EVN can now be used to edit…

The Latest NoSQL Databases Take Data to the Next Level

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by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “The past decades organisations have been working with relational databases to store their structured data. In the big data era however, these types of databases are not sufficient anymore. Although they made a huge difference in the database world and unlocked data for…

MarkLogic 7 Enhances Enterprise NoSQL with Semantics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “MarkLogic Corporation [yesterday] announced the latest version of its Enterprise NoSQL database platform, MarkLogic® 7. To help organizations gain better operational agility and optimize storage costs, MarkLogic 7 supports cloud computing, can run natively on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and has…

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…