Semantic Technology News, Articles, & Education

New Contest: Combining Big Data & Semantic Technology

by Angela Guess YarcData Inc. announced at the 2012 SemTechBiz Conference in San Francisco “the planned launch of a ‘Big Data’ contest featuring $100,000 in prizes. The YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge will recognize the best submissions for solutions of un-partitionable, Big Data graph problems. YarcData is holding the contest to showcase the increasing applicability and…

Is Google Hi-Jacking the Semantic Web?

by Angela Guess The web has been abuzz with talk of Google’s new Knowledge Graph. Sean Golliher of SemanticWeb.com commented on the news, “For those involved in the Semantic Web, Google’s ‘Knowledge Graph’ is nothing new. After watching the video, and reading through the announcements, the Google engineers are giving the impression, to those familiar…

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…