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Web Components: Even Better With Semantic Markup

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino The W3C’s Web Components model is positioned to solve many of the problems that beset web developers today. “Developers are longing for the ability to have reusable, declarative, expressive components,” says Brian Sletten, a specialist in semantic web and next-generation technologies, software architecture, API design, software development and security, and data science, […]

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Semantic Markup Pays Off But For Whom?

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

by Jennifer Zaino Many eyes are turning to research being done by SEO optimization vendor Searchmetrics about the virtues of semantic markup. Exploring the enrichment of search results through microdata integration, it says it has analyzed “tens of thousands of representative keywords, and rankings for over half a million domains from our comprehensive database, for […]

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Start Your Semantic Engines: TrueCar Looks To Foster Transition Of Vehicle Data From Flat To Structured And Enhanced

By   /  June 13, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Back when he was VP and CTO at Hearst Interactive Media, Mike Dunn advocated the use of semantic technologies for media organizations to rocket-boost their control over content, both for internal operations and for presenting a better face to users out there on the web. (See our story with his insights on that here). Now, […]

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Yandex' New Interactive Snippets: Now Users Can Book, Buy And Pay Bills Right From Its Search Page

By   /  June 7, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Rich snippets – yep, they were a nice start, but Russian search engine Yandex thinks it’s time for something more powerful. Something it’s calling interactive snippets and a feature it’s branding as Islands for its search results pages. Yandex says the new feature evolves from rich snippets, which CTO Ilya Segalovich refers to in the […]

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The Future of E-Commerce Data Interpretation: Semantic Markup, or Computer Vision?

By   /  April 15, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

How will webpage data be interpreted in the next few years?  The Semantic Web community has high hopes for ever evolving semantic standards to help systems identify and extract rich data found on the web, ultimately making it more useful.  With the announcement of Schema.org support for GoodRelations  in November, it seems clear semantic progress […]

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Latest Version of RDFLib Released

By   /  March 7, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Ivan Herman reports, “This has been in the works for a while, but it is done now: the latest (3.4.0 version) of the python RDFLib library has just been released.”

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Good-Bye to 2012: A Look Back At The Year In Semantic Tech, Part 1

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

As we close out 2012, we’ve asked some semantic tech experts to give us their take on the year that was. Was Big Data a boon for the semantic web, or is the opportunity to capitalize on the connection still pending? Is structured data on the web not just the future but the present? What […]

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Search Engine Yandex Gets More Personal, And More Semantic, Too

By   /  December 14, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Search engine Yandex this week added personalization capabilities for Eastern European users’ search results. It analyses their online behavior including their search history, clicks on search results, and language preferences for its suggestions. Kaliningrad is the name of the latest edition of Yandex’ personalized search engine. It uses that information to make suggestions and rank search […]

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Google Debuts Data Highlighter: An Easy Way Into Structured Data

By   /  December 12, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Structured data makes the Web go around. Search engines love it when webmasters mark up page content. Google’s rich snippets, for instance, leverages sites’ use of microdata (preferred format), or RDFa or microformats: It makes it possible to highlight in a few lines specific types of content in search results, to give users some insight about what’s […]

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