Tag Archive for semantic search

Diffbot Has Its Own Version of Google’s Knowledge Graph

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by Angela Guess Wired contributor Cade Metz recently wrote, “If you’re listening to a Skrillex song, you can say “What’s his real name?” and your phone will give you his real name. If you open an email asking if you want to see Tomorrowland, you can tap on it and get instant reviews, ratings, and…

Spotify Working on the Next Generation of Music Delivery and Discovery

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by Angela Guess Dan Rowinski recently wrote for ARC, “Spotify is taking all of the trends developed in the age of context and is poised to deliver a truly unique listening experience that—finally—brings the experience of music delivery and discovery into the next generation. Earlier this week, Spotify greatly expanded it product portfolio. Spotify has…

The Internet of Things and the Virtual You

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by Angela Guess Jenny Lee and Hans Tung recently wrote for Fortune, “For years people have been claiming that search is dead, but we still find ourselves on Google looking for a restaurant, searching for the best ski equipment or researching a new company. However, the promise of IoT means never having to search again.…

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.…