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The Latest in Semantic Web Technologies for Libraries

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by Angela Guess Marshall Breeding recently wrote for American Libraries Magazine, “The exhibit hall at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference offered an almost complete representation of the technology products and services available to libraries in North America… One current trend in library technology aims to improve the engagement of patrons with libraries or to provide…

Aug 13 Smart Data Webinar: JSON-LD

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DATE: August 13, 2015 TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees About the Webinar The Semantic Web and its related technologies provide an incredibly powerful model for driving the cost of data integration down to nearly zero. So, how do we help developers who are overwhelmed, frightened or annoyed…

IBM Invests in WayBlazer and Sellpoints to Advance Watson Powered Apps

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced two new investments in WayBlazer and Sellpoints to advance online travel and shopping apps powered by Watson.  Today’s announcement is part of IBM’s $100 million commitment to drive new innovations and business solutions that build on Watson and follows the company’s…

A Look Inside the Open Data Platform Debate

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by Angela Guess Jeff Kelly recently wrote for Wikibon Premium, “The creation of the Open Data Platform has resulted in a pretty vigorous debate among industry players about the need (or not) for such an industry consortium to help speed Hadoop adoption in the enterprise. Rather than take up a lot of space detailing the…

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…

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…

Sqrrl Launches Linked Data Analysis Platform

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Sqrrl, the Big Data Analytics company that develops software to uncover hidden patterns, trends, and links in data, has announced the launch of Sqrrl Enterprise 2.0. The release of Sqrrl Enterprise 2.0 coincides with securing $7M of Series B financing, led by Rally…

W3C and OGC to Collaborate to Integrate Spatial Data on the Web

by Eric Franzon The W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced today a new collaboration to improve interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web. Spatial data —describing geographic locations on the earth and natural and constructed features— enriches location-based consumer services, online maps, journalism, scientific research, government administration, the Internet of Things,…