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Semantic Search, NoSQL, and Agriculture

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by Angela Guess John Leonard recently wrote for Computing.co.uk, “The history of agricultural not-for-profit organisation CAB International (CABI) goes back to 1910 – a time when Britain’s enthusiasm for record keeping and categorisation was perhaps at its zenith. This history has allowed the organisation to build up a huge amount of information about plants, pests…

ODI Paper Asks, Who Owns Our Data Infrastructure?

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by Angela Guess The Open Data Institute (ODI) yesterday wrote, “Our data infrastructure is as important as our physical infrastructure. A strong data infrastructure will increase interoperability and collaboration, efficiency and productivity in public and private sectors, nationally and internationally. Having the right conditions for data will benefit everyone. It will reduce transaction costs, grow…

Giving Meaning to Your Data with Semantic Technology

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by Angela Guess Information Management contributor Tom Endyke recently wrote, “While organizations realize the potential of effectively incorporating data into multiple facets of their business, many are unsure as to how to best take action upon this insight. Consider the amount of data generated on an on-going basis in the financial services space alone; there…

Spotify Working on the Next Generation of Music Delivery and Discovery

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by Angela Guess Dan Rowinski recently wrote for ARC, “Spotify is taking all of the trends developed in the age of context and is poised to deliver a truly unique listening experience that—finally—brings the experience of music delivery and discovery into the next generation. Earlier this week, Spotify greatly expanded it product portfolio. Spotify has…

Nokia Said to Be Launching Its Own Personal Digital Assistant

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by Angela Guess Softpedia recently wrote, “The battle for the best personal digital assistant is about to get fiercer, as Nokia is said to be working at such a feature for its Z Launcher application included in the N1 tablet. The intelligent virtual assistant for the Z Launcher will be based on Desti’s technology, a…

Huawei Launches a 10KB LiteOS to Power the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess James Vincent recently wrote for The Verge, “Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is preparing to launch an operating system for the internet of things that’s just 10 kilobytes in size. The company says that its ‘LiteOS’ is the ‘lightest’ software of its kind and can be used to power a range of smart…

Building the Smart City With the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “‘Smart city’ is a term we are going to be hearing a lot more of in the coming years. It’s thought that by 2020 we will be spending $400 billion a year building them – but what are they? The idea is to embed the advances…

Big Data, Machine Learning, and the Drive to Improve

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by Angela Guess Sam Robertson recently wrote in Science 2.0, “The drive to improve performance means elite sport is inundated with data from wearable technologies such as GPS, computer vision and match statistics. So professional clubs are constantly on the lookout for tools that can help turn these data into usable and meaningful information. One…