Semantic Technology News, Articles, & Education

Making the Most of Big Financial Data with Semantics

by Angela Guess Bryan Bell of Expert System recently discussed how the financial sector can turn to semantics to make the most of its Big Data. Bell writes, “The financial sector consolidations over the past decade left many firms with volumes of knowledge trapped in legacy systems—but only a surface-level understanding of the valuable data…

Truly Deep Data

by Angela Guess Bradley Voytek recently discussed the significance that Big Data is having on modern science and information, noting that science is becoming, in a way, semi-automated. He writes, “A lot of great pieces have been written about the relatively recent surge in interest in big data and data science, but in this piece I want…

Semantics: The Key to Taming Big Data

by Angela Guess Bryan Yurcan recently reported that semantic technology can be a key asset in the analysis of Big Data, particularly at financial institutions. He writes, “Financial institutions are accumulating data at a rapid pace. Between massive amounts of internal information and an ever-growing pool of unstructured data to deal with, banks’ data management…

3 Master Data Model Issues

by Angela Guess David Loshin recently reflected on common issues surrounding master data models. He states: “As both the tools and the practices around MDM mature, we have seen some disillusionment in attempts to deploy an MDM solution, with our customers noting that they continue to hit bumps in the road in the technical implementation…

Semantic Web and NoSQL

by Angela Guess Rob Gonzalez recently declared, “Semantic Web Community: I’m disappointed in us!  Or at least in our group marketing prowess.  We have been failing to capitalize on two major trends that everyone has been talking about and that are directly addressable by Semantic Web technologies!  For shame. I’m talking of course about Big Data and NoSQL.” He continues,…

Data & the Seventh Wave

by Angela Guess Richard Wallis believes that big things are just around the corner in the world of data. He writes, “Some in the surfing community will tell you that every seventh wave is a big one.  I am getting the feeling, in the world of Web, that a number seven is up next and…

Next Generation ECM: No More Out-of-the-Box

by Angela Guess Eric Barroca recently took a look at how enterprise content management (ECM) systems are developing in response to the rise of Big Data. Barroca writes, “ECM technology is evolving toward a platform-based approach, enabling organizations to make their own content-centric and content-driven applications smarter. Analysts, vendors and users all agree: The time…

11 Things I Should Have Done in 2011

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by Karen Lopez Rather than write about my accomplishments over the last year, I’m going to write about all the things I should have been working on, but didn’t. I have lots of excuses: not enough hours, not enough days or too many other things to take care of. These are the types of things…

Bringing Semantic Web Features to MongoDB

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by Angela Guess In a recent interview Jans Aasman discussed AllegroGraph’s efforts to bring semantic web features to MongoDB developers through a new project called MongoGraph. According to the article, the AllegroGraph team “implemented a MongoDB interface to AllegroGraph database to give Javascript programmers both JSON and semantic web capabilities. Using this approach JSON objects…

Has the Semantic Web Killed MDM?

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By Christine Denney It’s no secret that I am pro-MDM (Not the “throw everything in a hub” type of MDM, but the discipline of identifying and managing the “who, what, and where” entities that are important to the Enterprise).  However, it may not be well-known that I am also pro-Semantic Web.  I still see just as…