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March 2012

Gravity Gets The Interest Graph Going; Partners Include Wall Street Journal and TechCrunch

March 26, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Just a little over a year ago The Semantic Web Blog introduced our readers to Gravity in this article. The project, spearheaded by former MySpace execs, is focused on building the Interest Graph. The team’s been pretty quiet about development efforts since that time — until just this month, when it announced Gravity Labs to let the public in on a little more about its underlying Interest Graph infrastructure and to showcase the platform. It also announced that it was open-sourcing some of the “plumbing” code it came up with during development, while understandably keeping its core IT, ontology and algorithms under wraps.

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Insurance Co Turns to iSOCO’s Semantic Search to Improve Incident Management

March 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

A new release reports, “Helvetia Seguros has decided to take advantage of the new possibilities offered by semantic technology in the optimisation of customer, employee and provider relationship processes. To do so they placed their trust in the semantic search engine of the semantic web and artificial intelligence firm iSOCO, with the aim of improving the insurance company’s current incident management system.” continued…

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Semantic Web Jobs: KEYW

March 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

KEYW is looking for a Software Engineer in Fort Meade, MD. Required qualifications include the following: “Minimum of five years working on engineering projects for government or industry customers, demonstrating increasing levels of technical expertise and responsibility. Within the last five years, at least three years experience programming in Java. Within the last five years, at least two years working in a Linux environment. Within the last three years, at least one year experience supporting a project using standard relational and object-oriented modeling and constraint languages. A minimum of one year experience designing, coding, testing, and debugging software using RDF Schema and query languages (preferably SPARQL).” continued…

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Growing Resource: WebDataCommons.org

March 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Following this teaser last week, Dr. Christian Bizer has reported, “We are happy to announce WebDataCommons.org, a joint project of Freie Universität Berlin and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to extract all Microformat, Microdata and RDFa data from the Common Crawl web corpus, the largest and most up-to-data web corpus that is currently available to the public. WebDataCommons.org provides the extracted data for download in the form of RDF-quads. In addition, we produce basic statistics about the extracted data.” continued…

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Semantic Tech Can Take Pain Out Of eDiscovery

March 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Last month Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, issued an opinion in a gender discrimination case that had this to say about computer-assisted review: “Computer-assisted review is an available tool and should be seriously considered for use in large-data-volume cases where it may save the producing party (or both parties) significant amounts of legal fees in document review.”

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Searching APIs with Semantic Technology

March 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Knarig Arabshian of Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, recently wrote an article describing how semantic technologies can be used for programmable web API search. Arabshian explains, “Service discovery is not an easy task in today’s Web. Discovering an API requires searching through a large number of services on the Internet and then reading pages of documentation to figure out how to use the ones that may match your application. This is the case in Programmable Web as well. The API directory shows over 5000 APIs which are manually categorized in over 50 service categories. And that’s not all…there are around 80 APIs coming in per week and each of these are manually identified and categorized within a single service category. So how can we improve the search and classification?” continued…

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Two Views Regarding How to Apply the Semantic Web

March 22, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Rob Gonzalez has written a new online lesson discussing the two views of how to apply the semantic web. He explains, “Various authors and practitioners have radically different view on how best to apply Semantic Web technologies. Some see its potential best applied to artificial intelligence, while others feel that it would be better applied within the context of its flexible data model. This lesson aims to clarify these two distinct points of view and to consider a few of the advantages of each perspective.” continued…

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Semantic Web Jobs: Summit Solutions

March 22, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Summit Solutions is looking for an Enterprise Data Modeler in Fort Meade, MD. Responsibilities of the position include the following: “Perform semantic data modeling for the NTOC domain logical data model. Skills needed across the positions include Semantics, Ontology, Epistemology, Resource Description Framework (RDF) Schema (RDFS), OWL based technologies, Hadoop, SPRQL, XML, XSD, and Data Warehouse, and Oracle, SQL, and relational theory. Develop and maintain NTOC domain logical data model artifacts: Logical Data Models (LDM), Data Element Dictionaries (DED), Physical Data Models (PDM), Interface Control Documents (ICD), data format specifications, model release documentation, user guides, data harmonization and mappings.” continued…

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Semantically Powered Yummly Raises $6M

March 22, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Kevin Fitchard reports that Yummly has raised $6 million to build its digital kitchen. Fitchard writes, ” Yummly earned its toque by creating a semantic search engine for recipes, but the 2-year old Silicon Valley startup has bigger culinary ambitions. It wants to expand beyond recipe search and recommendations to create what CEO (that’s for Chief Eating Officer) Dave Feller called a ‘complete digital kitchen platform.’ On Wednesday Yummly announced it had raised $6 million to help build that kitchen.” continued…

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