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January 2012

Getting Inside Zite

January 15, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Editor’s Note: Here at the Semantic Web Blog we’ve done a lot of coverage of the personalized news mag app space. That includes some in-depth looks into Zite, acquired by CNN in August, such as this article. Most recently, we brought you news of Zite’s iPhone app.

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Mphasis on Semantics in Retail

January 15, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

This year’s National Retail Foundation’s Annual Convention & EXPO, also known as “Retail’s Big Show,” is going to feature a session entitled Profiting from Semantic Web in Retail: The new tool of successful practioners in Customer Experience and Operations. The session will be led by Mphasis, an HP company. According to the description, “IT and data practices have always needed humans to interpret the data and act on results. The Semantic Web aims to make data intelligible to computer systems, and is already leading to applications where computer systems replicate the nuanced decision making of humans. In this session we introduce Semantic Web concepts and ways in which retailers are already putting it to use to enhance customer experience and achieve orders of magnitude changes in operating efficiency.” continued…

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Bringing ‘Semantic Offers’ to Travel

January 15, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Valyn Perini has written a new article on Tnooz, commenting, “Larry Smith of Thematix has previously written several excellent posts in Tnooz about semantic technologies in the travel industry. In particular, their potential to create truly personalized offers by adding distinct value to travel offers based on customer data. At OpenTravel, we’re turning the abstract into the concrete by building a semantic ontology for the car rental industry, including thinking through what it takes to actually plan for a semantically enhanced booking experience, what we call semantic offers.” continued…

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