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Happy April Fools’ Day!

By   /  April 1, 2015  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Jennifer Zaino Today we celebrate April Fool’s Day. And what better way to do it than to leverage semantic resources to find some interesting facts about the holiday and a few ideas for things to do today, too? Just like these: What to Watch: The April Fools: a late 60’s romantic comedy starring Jack […]

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2015: Envisioning The Year Ahead, Part 1

By   /  December 29, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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. […]

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Opinion: Nova Spivack on a New Era in Semantic Web History

By   /  December 23, 2014  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  1 Comment

[Editor’s Note: Thanks to Nova Spivack for this guest post. Nova is a frequent speaker and blogger as well as CEO of Bottlenose, which uses big data mining to discover emerging trends for large brands and enterprises. More about Nova can be found on his website.] 2014 was the end of an era in Semantic […]

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Freebase Shutting Down in 2015, Transferring All Data to Wikidata

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A new release out of Freebase reports, “When we publicly launched Freebase back in 2007, we thought of it as a ‘Wikipedia for structured data.’”

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Add schema.org Actions to Your Own Knowledge Graph (Video — Part 3)

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

[Editor’s note: this is Part 3 of a series. See Part 1 and Part 2] by Eric Franzon In Part 3 of this series, Jarek Wilkiewicz details activating the small Knowledge Graph (built on Cayley) with Schema.org Actions. He begins by explaining how Actions can be thought of as a combination of “Entities” (things) and […]

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New Open Source Graph Database Cayley Unveiled (Video – Part 2)

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

[Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a 3 part series. See Part 1 and Part 3] Barak Michener, Software Engineer, Knowledge NYC has posted on the Google Open Source Blog about “Cayley, an open source graph database.”: “Four years ago this July, Google acquired Metaweb, bringing Freebase and linked open data to Google. It’s been astounding to […]

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How to Build Your Own Knowledge Graph (Video – Part 1)

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon Straight out of Google I/O this week, came some interesting announcements related to Semantic Web technologies and Linked Data. Included in the mix was a cool instructional video series about how to “Build a Small Knowledge Graph.” Part 1 was presented by Jarek Wilkiewicz, Knowledge Developer Advocate at Google (and SemTechBiz speaker). Wilkiewicz […]

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Dating App Loveflutter Uses Freebase to Get the Upperhand in the Matchmaking Game

By   /  May 21, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Steve O’Hear of Tech Crunch reports, “Online dating startup Loveflutter soft-launched in New York and the UK early last year with a site that aimed to match prospective dates based on shared interests.”

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Studio Ousia Envisions A World Of Semantic Augmented Reality

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Ikuya Yamada, co-founder and CTO of Studio Ousia, the company behind Linkify – the technology to automatically extract certain keywords and add intelligent hyperlinks to them to accelerate mobile search – recently sat down with The Semantic Web Blog to discuss the company’s work, including its vision of Semantic AR (augmented reality). […]

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Is A Knowledge Graph-Related Acquisition In Yahoo’s Future?

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Is SindiceTech about to be acquired by Yahoo? Just last month The Semantic Web Blog reported on the formal relaunch of the company’s activities following the finalization of its separation from its university incubation setting at the former DERI institute in Ireland. Now, according to the Sunday Independent, Yahoo – which the article […]

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