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A Brief History of Semantics

By   /  May 12, 2016  /  Big Data Articles, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Data Science Articles, Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

Generally speaking, Semantics is the study of language and its meaning. As a word, Semantics was first used by Michel Bréal, a French philologist in 1883, and can be used to describe how words can have different meanings for different people, due to their experiential and emotional backgrounds. A language can be a natural language, […]

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Big Changes Over the Last 2 Years in Big Data

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week recently wrote, “Two years might seem like a short time to be measuring shifts in technology, but in the fast-moving big-data arena, a lot has changed.” One of the biggest changes? “Vendors expect Hadoop to be in the mix. Practically every vendor out there has embraced Hadoop, going […]

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A History of Data Storage

By   /  May 14, 2013  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Stackify recently created an infographic on the history of data storage on computers and in the cloud. The team at Stackify wrote, “The huge improvements in hard drive cost efficiencies have helped the tech world grow exponentially. A movie like Avatar, that contained a petabyte of data, would have been impossible to complete […]

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Big Data: A Brief History

By   /  May 13, 2013  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Gil Press of Forbes recently wrote, “The story of how data became big starts many years before the current buzz around big data. Already seventy years ago we encounter the first attempts to quantify the growth rate in the volume of data or what has popularly been known as the ‘information explosion’ (a term […]

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The Origins of Siri (video)

By   /  January 23, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The Huffington Post recently shared an inside look at the origins of Siri.

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Big Data: A History

By   /  October 9, 2012  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Uri Friedman has put together a brief history of Big Data on ForeignPolicy.org. Here are a few highlights from the timeline.

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A History of Big Data

By   /  October 9, 2012  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Uri Friedman of ForeignPolicy.com has composed a history of how Big Data has developed over the last few decades. He points to 1997: “NASA researchers Michael Cox and David Ellsworth use the term ‘big data’ for the first time to describe a familiar challenge in the 1990s: supercomputers generating massive amounts of […]

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The Big Data Story

By   /  August 14, 2012  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the New York Times recently explored how Big Data has become so, well, Big. He writes, “THIS has been the crossover year for Big Data — as a concept, as a term and, yes, as a marketing tool. Big Data has sprung from the confines of technology circles into […]

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The Semantic Evolution of Talis

By   /  May 24, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Hal Hodson recently covered the “semantic evolution” of Talis culminating in Kasabi.

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Christine Connors on the History of Classification

By   /  January 13, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Christine Connors has written a short history of classification, noting how today’s taxonomies play into the grand scheme of things.

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