Eric Knorr recently interviewed Sanjiva Nath about the rise of semantic technology. Knorr writes, "In an interview with the Wall Street Journal earlier this month, Google Fellow Amit Singhal revealed that Google was infusing its search engine with semantic search technology to dramatically improve the contextual accuracy of Google search results. That same essential technology, based on the Semantic Web model Tim Berners-Lee pioneered over a decade ago, was the inspiration for zAgile, an ALM (application lifecycle management) software company that entrepreneur Sanjiva Nath founded in 2006."
Knorr continues, "Before launching zAgile, Nath headed software delivery at Trigo Technologies, a product information management software vendor acquired by IBM in 2004. The company's core offering, Trigo Product Center, was developed to enable large retailers and manufacturers to establish a 'golden source' of product information to feed all their applications. Along the way, Nath encountered the severe limitations of using conventional relational database technology to reconcile multiple versions of the truth -- and decided that the Semantic Web held the answer."
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