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2015: Envisioning The Year Ahead, Part 1

By   /  December 29, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Just as it has been The Semantic Web Blog’s tradition to look back to the high points of the last year as we approach its end (see here and here), so too do we look ahead to expectations for the New Year, with the help of experts in the arena and its related fields. […]

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

By   /  December 24, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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 […]

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2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 1

By   /  December 23, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino As has been our tradition these last few years, The Semantic Web Blog steps back for experts in it and in related spaces to give us their opinion of the highlights of 2014. Here is Part 1: Vladimir Alexiev, OntotextData and Ontology Management Lead: Strong interest and commitment by the Cultural Heritage […]

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The Financial Times Builds Up Its Semantic Publishing Infrastructure

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino The former lead architect at the BBC who handled its semantic publishing projects, such as its FIFA World Cup 2010, 2012 Olympics and redesigned BBC Sports Site, today is building up the semantic infrastructure at another media might, The Financial Times Jem Rayfield, who holds the title Head of Solution Architecture Technology […]

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Semantic Web Developer Challenge: We Have A Winner And Runners-Up Too

By   /  December 15, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino The results of the Semantic Web Developer Challenge, co-sponsored by XSB and SemanticWeb.com and launched at this summer’s Semantic Technology and Business Conference, are in: The $5,000 prizewinner was a team of two, Greg Varga and Siraj Bawa,  from Vanderbilt University. There were two runners-up: One was a team from Stony Brook […]

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Yandex Takes Its Machine Learning Smarts Into New Role as Business Services Provider

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

by Jennifer Zaino Yandex is going beyond web search and into the enterprise. This week it announced a new venture, the Yandex Data Factory, which will apply its machine-learning products and algorithms – which power more than 70 percent of its own products and applications – to business’ Big Data issues. Using a client’s pre-existing […]

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Tamr On Mission To Curate And Connect Data

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Make it as easy to add and connect new data sources into the enterprise analytics infrastructure as it is to add a new web site onto the modern web. That’s where next-gen data curation company Tamr, a startup born from an MIT research project to bring together lots of tabular data sources […]

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Semantic Tech Lends A Hand To Thanksgiving Holiday Sales

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Retailers are pushing holiday shopping deals earlier and earlier each year, but for many consumers the Thanksgiving weekend still signals the official start of the gift-buying season. With that in mind, we present some thoughts on how the use of semantic technology may impact your holiday shopping this year. Pinterest has gained […]

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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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Factiva Teams With Evernote To Redefine Productivity

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Starting December, Factiva will integrate with Evernote’s Context, a recently added capability from the productivity platform’s new Augmented Intelligence team that surfaces content relevant to information that users are writing about or collecting. And starting today, all one million Factiva users will get the ability to add Factiva articles right to their […]

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