Semantic Technology News, Articles, & Education

Bringing the Semantic Web and Linked Data to All

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by Jennifer Zaino The Semantic Web and Linked Data promise so much to so many in the world. They provide the foundation for identifying and classifying content, while exposing, sharing, and connecting pieces of data on the Web via the W3C’s Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard. The vision revolves around increasing the Web’s usefulness and people’s access to…

IBM Acquires AlchemyAPI, Bringing in Some New Smarts for Watson

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen recently reported for Information Week, “IBM on Wednesday announced it has acquired AlchemyAPI, a provider of natural-language processing and image-analysis services and technologies. IBM said the deal will expand the IBM Watson community and accelerate the development of new cognitive computing applications. AlchemyAPI provides application program interface (API) services that…

Google’s Efforts to Aid Drug Discovery with Big Data & Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess VentureBeat contributor Paul Sawers recently wrote, “From answering heath-related questions in its search results to a fitness data platform for developers, Google is becoming increasingly ingrained in the fabric of our daily health-and-wellbeing habits. But behind the scenes, the Internet giant is also working to expedite the discovery of drugs that could…

How the Internet of Things & Big Data Tie Together

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by Angela Guess Teena Hammond recently wrote for ZDnet, “The Internet of Things, or IoT, is projected to undergo massive growth with 4.9 billion IoT-connected devices in 2015 and more than 25 billion predicted to be in use by 2020, according to Gartner. The IoT appeals across a broad base of industry sectors and fields…

Machine Learning Developments That Will Drive Innovation

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by Angela Guess Mehrdad Fatourechi recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction. Machine learning (ML) is a computer’s way of learning from examples, and it’s one of the most useful tools we have for the construction…

KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management

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by Angela Guess KMWorld recently announced its list of 100 companies that matter in knowledge management, and the list includes a number of semantic technology companies with a focus on machine learning, deep learning, or natural language processing. Hugh McKellar writes, “For us here at KMWorld, knowledge management is an attitude, an approach, not an…

Attensity Launches Semantic Annotation Natural Language Processing

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Attensity, a leading provider of solutions to surface business intelligence through real-time discovery, today announced Attensity’s Semantic Annotation combined with its Software Development Kit (SDK). This sophisticated parsing engine is designed to integrate into existing enterprise systems to automatically and intelligently extract highly accurate…

Off the MARC, Onto Semantic Search and Linked Data in Libraries

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by Angela Guess Writing for Library Journal, Matt Enis recently stated, “To explain the utility of ­semantic search and linked data, Jeff Penka, director of channel and product development for information management solutions provider Zepheira, uses a simple exercise. Type ‘Chevy Chase’ into Google’s search box, and in addition to a list of links, a…

Machine Learning is Getting a Whole Lot Easier

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris recently wrote for GigaOM, “A few years ago, there was a shift in the world of machine learning. Companies, such as Skytree and Context Relevant, began popping up, promising to make it easier for companies outside of big banks and web giants to run machine learning algorithms and to do…