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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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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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SindiceTech Releases SparQLed As Open Source Project To Simplify Writing SPARQL Queries

By   /  June 28, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

(Editor’s Note, June 29: The SparQLed project URL now is available here.) SindiceTech today released SparQLed, the SindiceTech Assisted SPARQL Editor, as an open source project. SindiceTech, a spinoff company from the DERI Institute, commercializes large-scale, Big Data infrastructures for enterprises dealing with semantic data. It has roots in the semantic web index Sindice, which […]

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Semantic Commerce: Structuring Your Retail Website for the Next Generation Web

By   /  April 27, 2012  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Are you wondering why your product pages don’t stand out in search results like those from Amazon (shown below) or other competing e-commerce websites? These expanded results are commonly known as Rich Snippets (as named by Google) and are the result of having your HTML structured correctly with semantic markup. Whether you’re savvy to HTML5 […]

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Catching Up With Yandex: What Russia's Leading Search Engine Has To Say About Schema.org

By   /  April 25, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Update: Yandex today (April 26th) reported that net income in the first three months of 2012 rose 53 percent from the same period last year to 1.26 billion rubles ($43 million) as text-based advertising revenue rose, according to Bloomberg. Sales gained 51 percent to 5.9 billion rubles. In November Russian search engine Yandex joined Google, […]

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Growing Resource: WebDataCommons.org

By   /  March 23, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Data overload

Dr. Christian Bizer recently reported, “We are happy to announce WebDataCommons.org.”

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More Semantic Tech Set To Influence Mobile Ad Space

By   /  February 15, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The mobile ad space gets more and more interesting. Reports indicate that LinkedIn will be launching mobile advertisements as early as March, based on a statement by CEO Jeff Weiner during its quarterly earnings call that there are plans to monetize page views in “the mobile environment.” How much, if any, of that will be […]

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Introduction to: RDFa

By   /  February 6, 2012  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Simply put, RDFa is another syntax for RDF. The interesting aspect of RDFa is that it is embedded in HTML. This means that you can state what things on your HTML page actually mean. For example, you can specify that a certain text is the title of a blog post or it’s the name of […]

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BREAKING: Schema.org announces intent to support RDFa Lite!

By   /  November 11, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Last month, we reported on the new RDFa 1.1 Lite proposal by Ben Adida. In our recent podcast on Schema.org with guest Ramanathan V. Guha, we touched on the topic of RDFa Lite as well. Today, schema.org spokesperson Dan Brickley posted that “we’re pleased to give advance notice of a new way of adopting schema.org’s […]

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