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Facebook Acquires NLP Startup Wit.ai

Matt Southern of Search Engine Journal reports, “Wit.ai, a Y combinator startup founded 18 months ago, has been acquired by Facebook with the intent for the company to help the social network create an API for building voice-controlled interfaces.”

W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

by Eric Franzon The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things,…

DATAVERSITY Education, LLC to Combine Two Online Trade Journals

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by Angela Guess LIGHTNING RELEASES 01/05/14 — DATAVERSITY Education, LLC announced this week that the company will be combining its two online trade journals into one source of educational content on www.dataversity.net. At the end of 2013, DATAVERSITY acquired SemanticWeb.com and the Semantic Technology and Business Conference. After a year running side-by-side these brands and…

2015: Envisioning The Year Ahead, Part 1

by Jennifer Zaino Just as it has been The Semantic Web Blog’s tradition to look back to the high points of the last year as we approach its end (see here and here), so too do we look ahead to expectations for the New Year, with the help of experts in the arena and its related fields.…

2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2

Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this series): Ian Hersey, Saffron Chief Product Officer: Cognitive Computing in 2014 has certainly captured a lot of buzz, thanks in part to IBM’s strong push on Watson,…

Top 20 Data Management Posts in 2014

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by Shannon Kempe It has become an annual tradition here at DATAVERSITY® to publish our top twenty most popular data management content for the year. What have people been reading? What’s hot and trending into the New Year? Our top twenty includes Data Blogs, Articles, News, and other formats published throughout the year. A Couple…