Semantic Technology News, Articles, & Education

The Business Value of Linked Data

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by Angela Guess Our sister site, SemanticWeb.com, has posted a new podcast on the value of linked data in various business environments. Eric Franzon writes, “SemanticWeb.com today is launching a new podcast series, ‘Case Study Radio,’ that focuses on stories of applications of Semantic Technologies. Our first episode, sponsored by Zepheira, features a conversation with Dr.…

IBM Unveils New Watson Group Projects

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM today unveiled three new Watson services delivered over the cloud. The first, Watson Discovery Advisor, is designed to accelerate and strengthen research and development projects in industries such as pharmaceutical, publishing and biotechnology. The second, Watson Analytics, delivers visualized Big Data insights, based on questions posed in…

Cambridge Semantics: How Big Data is Not Always Smart Data

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by Stephanie Faris Data is driving decisions in major corporations in almost every industry. From sports to banking to pharmaceuticals, many of the products, services, and entertainment options provided to consumers today are based on collected data. Not all data is equal. In the rush to remain competitive, many businesses are missing a crucial piece…

Variety is Big Data’s Biggest Challenge: Semantic Tech Can Help

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by Angela Guess Irene Polikoff of Information Week writes, “A recent Gartner report on big data adoption shows that many organizations find the ‘variety’ dimension of big data a much bigger challenge than volume or velocity. When asked about the dimensions of data organizations struggle with most, 49% answered variety, while 35% said volume, and 16% replied…

Featured Video: The Business Value of Semantics

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The Business Value of Semantics from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess One of the many hot topics at the Enterprise Data World 2013 Conference was semantic web technologies. Chris A. Moran, Chief Technology Officer at IMSC gave a presentation entitled The Business Value of Semantics. In his description of the session, Moran wrote, “The technology is different.…

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…