Semantic Technology News, Articles, & Education

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,…

Thomson Reuters Is Incorporating Sentiment Analysis Gained from Twitter

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by Angela Guess Ingrid Lunden of Tech Crunch reports, “Twitter bases the majority of its revenue on advertising in and around its main content river, but a new service from Thomson Reuters points to how it also continues to build up its position as a big-data provider to different vertical sectors. Thomson Reuters is now incorporating sentiment analysis gained from…

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…