Tag Archive for semantic search

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…

Using VIVO as a Tacit Knowledge Discovery Tool

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by Angela Guess Federico Sancho of ICT Update writes, “Imagine using a regular search engine to look for the Spanish word ‘papa’. The results would be dizzying and cover at least three different connotations of the word: potato, father and pope. This is a typical example of the limitations of searching through non-structured data. Open-source…

Google Brings Health Facts to Knowledge Graph

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by Angela Guess Natasha Lomas of TechCrunch reports, “Google’s semantic-search base, which it uses to supplement organic search results with summarized information typically foregrounded above the organic results, is getting an injection of medical facts to expand the utility of search services for users with health-related queries. Google notes today that one in 20 searches…

How Semantic Search is Revolutionizing Travel Planning

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of online magazine Amadeus reports, “When it comes to search, travelers are no longer satisfied with keyword- matched results. They’ve come to expect a higher level of sophistication, and a more tailored, personalized trip planning experience. Where page-ranking algorithms once reigned as the best option to match travelers…

Jinni and the Future of Choice

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by Angela Guess Mark Lee Rollins of Red Orbit recently wrote, “Out of the blue, TV choice technology provider Jinni received a phone call last fall from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences notifying them they’d won an Emmy in the Technology & Engineering category–specifically the ‘Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery’ category.…

How Google Stays on Top of Search

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by Angela Guess Steven Levy of Medium.com recently wrote, “For its entire 17-year history, Google Search has always been evolving, a process that the company often marks with celebratory blog items and an occasional press event. (Though when it comes to quantifying the changes, Google reverts to its usual dogged stinginess — for years, it has described…

Fantasy Sport Junkies Rejoice: Sprylogics Releases Breaking Sports App

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Sprylogics International Corp., a technology provider of local mobile search, semantic search and messaging solutions for consumers and businesses is pleased to announce that it has launched Breaking Sports App for iOS available now on Apple App Store. Breaking Sports tracks social media…

2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2

by Jennifer Zaino Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this series): Ian Hersey, Saffron Chief Product Officer: Cognitive Computing in 2014 has certainly captured a lot of buzz, thanks in part to IBM’s strong…