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May 2011

#SemTech Spotlight: Semantic Technologies in Oracle

May 24, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

[Editor's Note: With the San Francisco-based Semantic Technology Conference just two weeks away, we are going to feature a few of the the new and important products to be discussed at the conference. We will focus on a few of the products and tools that will be featured at the event. The full conference program is available here.]

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Semantic Web Jobs: KMi & Cambridge Semantics

May 24, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

The Knowledge Media Institute in the United Kingdom is looking for a Research Assistant who is “able to develop further the current version of our architecture for supporting proactive reasoning in networks of smart products and to apply it to the project testbeds. This will require both extending the current capabilities of the architecture – e.g., to support a number of types of proactive behaviour, and also to complete the implementation of the architecture, to be able to test it in networks of co-operating physical devices. You will be working as part of a world-class team of KMi researchers in the field of semantic technologies, in the context of a European project consortium. There will be opportunities to develop your research profile, to travel to give demos and presentations, and to write academic papers.” continued…

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The Value of Linked Data

May 24, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

A recent article by Michael Hausenblas discusses “why we link.” The article begins, “The incentives to put structured data on the Web seem to slowly seep in, but why does it make sense to link your data to other data? Why to invest time and resources to offer 5 star data? Even though the interlinking itself becomes more of a commodity these days – for example, the 24/7 platform we’re deploying in LATC is an interlinking cloud offering – the motivation for dataset publisher to set links to other datasets is, in my experience, not obvious.” continued…

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Bluefin Labs is Making Serious Headway on TV and Social Media

May 24, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

According to a recent article, “Bluefin Labs, a technology company grounded in cognitive science research, announced today that it has begun pilot testing initiatives that for the first time provide an actionable, key link between TV and social media. Bluefin Labs’ semantic technology interprets audience responses and intelligently pinpoints what people are reacting to – down to specific scenes, characters or even certain words that are used. Through partnerships designed to unearth and act upon insights from this quickly evolving area of marketing science, the company is in testing with top brand advertisers, agencies and content providers. Participants include: Best Buy Co., Inc., Mars, Humana, Razorfish, SS+K, Hill Holliday, Dentsu and FOX Sports.” continued…

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Introducing CLAROS – Art Meets Semantic Web

May 23, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

David De Roure recently reported on the launch of CLAROS: “It would be a mistake to think of it as another humanities database or repository. Fair enough, it does provide access to spectacular content with 2 million records and images of world art, a human and programmatic interface and a significant contribution to the world of Linked Data (millions of RDF triples, SPARQL endpoint, …) But it’s not Yet Another Repository (shall we call that YAR?) – not a vessel of reposing data but an active and growing amalgamation of scholarly databases in an international interdisciplinary research federation. It comprises major collections in university research institutes and museums… and it has a truly impressive image search capability!” continued…

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HIGHFLEET Announces eXtensible Knowledge Server

May 23, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Semantic technology firm HIGHFLEET recently announced “the release of the latest version of its eXtensible Knowledge Server (XKS) ontology-based deductive database.” CEO Mike Davis stated, “HIGHFLEET has the only mature, scalable first order logic-based deductive database that continues to find increasing use in ‘clean sheet’ installations and as an embedded capability in other firms’ products and solutions. The 1980’s database technology in use today and its expensive stack of applications struggle to make sense of data and do nothing to solve the ‘drowning in data’ problems faced by Government agencies and Commercial firms.” continued…

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A New Semantic Model for Improving Cell Phone User Experience

May 23, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

According to a recent article, “A new semantic model developed by researchers in Spain promises to improve the mobile telephone user experience. Developed at the UPM’s Facultad de Informática, this model represents contextual information related to user tastes and preferences, social relations, services and environment.”

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Foodie Nirvana: Dishtip’s Semantic Technology Leads to Discovering Top 100 Restaurant Dishes in USA

May 23, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Hungry to discover the top 100 restaurant dishes across the good old USA? Well, have your fill of them over at Dishtip.com, which today has debuted a semantic mashup that covers the bases from salted caramel ice cream at San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery to chorizo stuffed dates at Chicago’s Avec to Hirata pork buns at Ippudo NY. Users can filter by type of food (e.g. vegetarian or comfort) and what cuisine, as well as what meal course it fits into, and price. (The list is heavy on the big-city restaurant dishes, admittedly, given that that’s where a lot of the web discussion action is, but as likely to come up with an offering from a vendor street cart as a swank spot.)

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Silk Raises Nearly $500K in Funding

May 20, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

We recently reported on the impressive Amsterdam startup, Silk, winner of the TNW Startup Rally: “Silk is an app for the web that helps you collect, sort and view the information that you need without making you comb through the data yourself. It also allows content creators to provide their content in a more structured manner on the web. This is an app that will allow you to better navigate the semantic web seas, also known as Web 3.0.” According to a recent article, “Silk announced it has completed a €320,000 ($475,000) funding round led by Atomico, the venture capital firm led by Niklas Zennström, who also co-founded Skype.” continued…

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Semantic Web Jobs: Jobs in Semantic Engineering

May 20, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

A Washington-based company is looking for a Senior Software Engineer of Semantic Search. The post states, “Interested in working within the true definition of a start-up? Interested in being the first Engineering hire within a Semantic Search Engine company that could be the next big thing? Next generation Semantic Search will soon be here. This company has raised its first round of financing, which is more than enough to last the next 12-months until they’ve completed the definition, architecture and development of their prototype.” continued…

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