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Natural Language Processing Can’t Beat Human Translators (Yet)

By   /  January 8, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data Conferences, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Ofer Shoshan of Beta News recently wrote, “Anyone who has tried to read a Google Translated article knows that machine translations still don’t entirely get things like context, colloquial and nuance. This hysterical rendition of the hit song ‘Let It Go’ — where the lyrics were Google Translated into another language and […]

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Microsoft Talks Up What It’s Calling The First Truly Virtual Personal Assistant

By   /  April 3, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino As The Semantic Web Blog discussed yesterday here, the Virtual Personal Assistant is getting more personal. Microsoft officially unveiled Cortana as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone software at its Build event yesterday, and the service effectively replaces the search function on Windows smartphones, both for the Internet and locally. This […]

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Amid Mixed Picture For VC Investments, Silk Gets More Seed Funding

By   /  August 1, 2012  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Just as reports are coming in that venture-backed companies based in Europe recently have raised more money but in a fewer number of deals, word comes from the team at Amsterdam-based Silk that its latest seed round has brought in an additional $1.6 million. According to new analysis from Dow Jones VentureSource, VC-backed companies based […]

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NoSQL Job of the Day: Senior Software Development Engineer

By   /  May 2, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Skype, a division of Microsoft, is looking for a Senior Software Development Engineer in Palo Alto, CA. According to the post, “This role offers a seasoned engineer, with a blend of Node.js, NoSql, distributed data platforms, and data analytics skills, the opportunity to help build a talented team and significantly impact making […]

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Silk Raises Nearly $500K in Funding

By   /  May 20, 2011  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

We recently reported on the impressive Amsterdam startup, Silk, winner of the TNW Startup Rally.

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