Solving Knowledge Graph Data Prep with Standards

Click to learn more about author Dr. Jans Aasman. There’s a general consensus throughout the data ecosystem that Data Preparation is the most substantial barrier to capitalizing on data-driven processes. Whether organizations are embarking on Data Science initiatives or simply feeding any assortment of enterprise applications, the cleansing, classifying, mapping, modeling, transforming, and integrating of data […]

What is Ontology?

Ontology is a subset of Taxonomy, an Ontology: Is a Domain; contains more information about the behavior of entities and the relationships between them; includes formal names, definitions and attributes of entities; and, may be constructed using OWL, the Ontology Web Language from the W3C. Other Definitions of Ontology Include:   “A data model that […]

What is Taxonomy?

Taxonomy represents the formal structure of classes or types of objects within a domain. It organizes knowledge by using a controlled vocabulary to make it easier to find related information. A Taxonomy must: Follow a hierarchic format and provides names for each object in relation to other objects. May also capture the membership properties of […]

Retrieving and Using Taxonomy Data from DBpedia

DBpedia, as described in the recent semanticweb.com article DBpedia 2014 Announced, is “a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web.” It currently has over 3 billion triples (that is, facts stored using the W3C standard RDF data model) available for use by applications, making it […]

AlchemyAPI’s New Face Detection And Recognition API Boosts Entity Information Courtesy Of Its Knowledge Graph

by Jennifer Zaino AlchemyAPI has released its AlchemyVision Face Detection/Recognition API, which, in response to an image file or URI, returns the position, age, gender, and, in the case of celebrities, the identities of the people in the photo and connections to their web sites, DBpedia links and more. According to founder and CEO Elliot […]

Edgecase Wants To Help Online Retailers Build A Shoppers’ Discovery Paradise

by Jennifer Zaino Late this summer, adaptive experience company Compare Metrics (see our earlier coverage here) rebranded itself as Edgecase, carrying forward its original vision of creating inspiring online shopping experiences. Edgecase is working on white-label implementations with retail clients such as Crate & Barrel, Wasserstrom, Urban Decay, Golfsmith, Kate Somerville Cosmetics, and Rebecca Minkoff […]

Semantic Technology Job: Director of Taxonomy & Info Architecture

KForce (a recruiter) is looking for a director of taxonomy and information architecture. The job duties include: “Oversee ongoing enhancement of our information architecture and the schema, including taxonomy / ontology development. Manage, train, mentor, and recruit a growing team of analysts and QA specialists. Manage multi-stage QA process for verifying the integrity of data […]

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