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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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You Can Take An Active Role In Schema.Org

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Have you wanted to get involved in the schema.org project? Your contribution to the collaborative effort driven by Bing, Google, Yahoo and Yandex for a shared markup vocabulary for web pages is more than welcome. As Dan Brickley, who is developer advocate at Google, noted during his presentation about schema.org’s progress to […]

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The Four Top Search Providers Unite to Talk Semantic Web

By   /  August 26, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Mark Albertson of the Examiner recently wrote, “It was an unusual sight to be sure. Standing on a convention center stage together were computer engineers from the four largest search providers in the world (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Bing, and Yandex).”

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Crisis in the Ukraine Could Impact Outsourced Semantic Projects

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino The last few months have been witness to the Ukraine crisis, with antigovernment demonstrations in the wake of former President Viktor Yanukovych tightening ties with the Kremlin, his fleeing the country following a rebellion against him, and the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Tensions continue between Ukraine, which plans new presidential elections […]

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Open The Door To Bringing Linked Data To Real-World Projects

By   /  January 21, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Linked Data: Structured Data on the Web is now available in a soft-cover edition. The book, authored by David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth, and Michael Hausenblas, and with a forward by Tim Berners-Lee, aims to give mainstream developers without previous experience with Linked Data practical techniques for integrating it into real-world […]

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Where Schema.org Is At: A Chat With Google’s R.V. Guha

By   /  November 13, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  1 Comment

by Jennifer Zaino Interested in how schema.org has trended in the last couple of years since its birth? If you were at The International Semantic Web Conference event in Sydney a couple of weeks back, you may have caught Google Fellow Ramanathan V. Guha — the mind behind schema.org — present a keynote address about […]

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Yandex Boosts Precision Ad Targeting; Machine-Learning Method MatrixNet Is Behind The Scenes

By   /  September 17, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Search engine Yandex said today that it’s boosting its precision-advertising audience targeting, and that the potential is there to increase clickthrough rates from banner ads by hundreds of percents. To get there, the search engine vendor has enhanced its behavior analytics technology Crypta, which is based on its machine learning method MatrixNet and whose earliest […]

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Yandex Co-Founder, CTO Ilya Segalovich Dies

By   /  July 25, 2013  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Yandex, the leading Internet search service in Russia, has lost its co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Ilya Segalovich. Segalovich, the company reports, had been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer and was responding well to treatment before unexpectedly succumbing to complications. DBpedia already has accounted for the news, as has Freebase. Yandex’ portfolio of […]

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Email Continues To Smarten Up

By   /  July 1, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The trend is underway for email to get smart. Gmail can leverage JSON-LD and schema.org  to markup information in emails to support interactions with recipients: an RSVP Action for events, a Review Action for restaurants, movies, products and services; a One-click Action for anything that can be performed with a single click; a Go-to Action for more complex interactions to be […]

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Search Engines Focus on Mobile Devices, Get Local

By   /  June 20, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Laurie Sullivan of SearchBlog reports, “Local search continues to be the focus of engines looking to capture market share.”

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