Tag Archive for Ontology

New Schema.org Extension Proposal for the Automotive Industry

There is no doubt about it: Schema.org is a big success. It has motivated hundreds of thousands of Web site owners to add structured data markup to their HTML templates and brought the idea of exchanging structured data over the WWW from the labs and prototypes to real business. Unfortunately, the support for information about…

Cognitive Computing And Semantic Technology: When Worlds Connect

by Jennifer Zaino In mid-July Dataversity.net, the sister site of The Semantic Web Blog, hosted a webinar on Understanding The World of Cognitive Computing. Semantic technology naturally came up during the session, which was moderated by Steve Ardire, an advisor to cognitive computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning startups. You can find a recording of…

Alta Plana Takes The Pulse Of Text Analytics

by Jennifer Zaino Seth Grimes, president and principal consultant of Alta Plana Corp. and founding chair of the Sentiment Analysis Symposium, has put together a thorough new report, Text Analytics 2014: User Perspectives on Solutions and Providers. Among the interesting findings of the report is that “growth in text analytics, as a vendor market category,…

Cognitum Points To Use Cases For Semantic Knowledge Engineering

by Jennifer Zaino Cognitum’s year got off to a good start, with an investment from the Giza Polish Ventures Fund, and it plans to apply some of that funding to building its sales and development teams, demonstrating the approaches to and benefits of semantic knowledge engineering, and focusing on big implementations for recognizable customers. The…

The Office of Financial Research To Look Hard At FIBO For Financial Instrument Reference Database

by Jennifer Zaino Ontologies are getting a thumbs up to serve as the basis for the Office of Financial Research’s Instruments database. Last week, the Data & Technology Subcommittee of the OFR Financial Research Advisory Committee (FRAC) recommended that the OFR “adopt the goal of developing and validating a comprehensive ontology for financial instruments as…

Semantic Annotation Comes To Home Automation

by Jennifer Zaino Everyone knows The Clapper for turning electric equipment on and off, right? Sing along: “Clap-on, clap-off….The Clapper.” Things have come a long way since then, with security, energy management, and more coming along to help turn the average house into a smarter home. Now comes a chance to take things to another…

Off Semantic Tech Goes Into The Wild Blue Yonder

by Jennifer Zaino Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no – it’s an Amazon drone! Admittedly, Amazon Prime Air’s unmanned aerial vehicles in commercial use are still a little ways off. But such technology – along with other recent innovations, such as the use of unmanned aircraft in crop-dusting or…

Interest Grows In Riding The Semantic Wave

by Jennifer Zaino Industry leaders in sectors including banking and financial services look to have high hopes for semantic technology. They’re thinking about FIBO (Financial Industry Business Ontology) and leveraging semantic technology for more traditional types of data integration and analytics projects. At Cognizant, Thomas Kelly, a director in its Enterprise Information Management practice –…