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Open Data Fellowship: OKF’s Panton Fellowship

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

The Open Knowledge Foundation is currently accepting submissions for the Panton Fellowship. According to the fellowship website, “The Panton Fellowships, funded by Open Society Foundations and coordinated by the Open Knowledge Foundation, will be awarded to scientists who actively promote open data in science. We believe that ‘open data means better science’. Panton Fellows will explore and support this concept. They will endorse the Panton Principles for making scientific data open, and will promote the value of open data in all areas of science.” continued…

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The Year of the Semantic Web?

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Steve Hamby proclaims that 2012 is the year of the Semantic Web. He starts by quoting Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the semantic web back in 1996: “If the interaction between person and hypertext could be so intuitive that the machine-readable information space gave an accurate representation of the state of people’s thoughts, interactions, and work patterns, then machine analysis could become a very powerful management tool, seeing patterns in our work and facilitating our working together through the typical problems which beset the management of large organizations.” continued…

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A Positive Take on Google’s New Privacy Policy

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Christopher Dawson has commented on Google’s recent changes to their privacy policy. Dawson writes, “I live, eat, breathe, work, and play Google and there aren’t many people more aware of Google’s business model and the amount of data it collects than I. So is it just sheer stupidity and naiveté that has me utterly embracing the Google ecosystem and relatively unconcerned about newly announced privacy policies that have caused so much consternation this week? Before you jump down to the talkbacks to tell me how stupid I really am, read on for another couple paragraphs.” continued…

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Semantic Web Jobs: Northrop Grumman

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Northrop Grumman is looking for an Ontology Technical Lead in Annapolis, MD. The responsibilities of the position include: “Maintain and Update the Ontology model to adapt to changing site designs.  Ensure the ontology expresses all the required Confirguration Items and relationship and is properly instantiated for each site in Service Manager 7.  Coordinate ontology plans and activities with other related/dependent measurement and monitoring projects.  Provide technical leadership and management oversight ot the ontology team.” continued…

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Is Your Business Ready for the Semantic Web?

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

What makes a business ripe to adopt semantic web technologies? Those engaged in cross-enterprise business processes, in particular where models based on web technologies drive greater collaboration and increased dynamism, are on the list, says Professor Adrian Paschke,  Corporate Semantic Web chair at the institute of computer science at the Freie Universität Berlin and head of the InnoProfile project Corporate Semantic Web.

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The Value of Linked Open Data

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Anwen Robinson has written a new article regarding the value of linked data and the route to taking data from “linked” to “open.” Robinson states, “We live in a connected society, where devices and data are being pulled together to profoundly change business, our personal lives, society and even nations. In this introduction to this PublicTechnology.net Agenda, I want to try to outline, in non-technical terms, some of the benefits to the sector (and ultimately the taxpayer) of extracting and linking data. I say ‘some of the benefits’ because, like Twitter, Facebook and the internet itself, this technology will provide visibility and intelligence that will profoundly change the world in unpredictable ways.” continued…

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New Whitepaper: Semantic Technologies & Social Business Platforms

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

A new whitepaper is available for free via Refinder. The paper entitled Semantic Technologies Tap Unrealized Potentials of Social Business Platforms was written by Franz Jachim, Leo Sauermann and Bernhard Schandl. The abstract states, “Social technologies and collaboration tools start to find broad acceptance in the enterprise domain. As well, semantic technologies have been around for a while, offering a range of benefits in the handling of information, including the pervasive linking of content, fostering new forms of content discovery and navigation, and improving content metadata and information retrieval.” continued…

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‘Semantic Web Software Must be Easy to Use’

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Lee Feigenbaum recently argued that “semantic web software must be easy to use.” He explains, “On the surface, this sounds a bit trite. Surely we should demand that all software be easy to use, right? While ease of use is clearly an important goal in software design in general, I’d argue that it’s absolutely crucial to successfully realizing the value from Semantic Web software.” continued…

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Semantic Web Jobs: Agilex

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Agilex is searching for a Semantic Engineer to support a government program in Arlington, VA. The post states, “The successful candidate will be required to be a self-starter with demonstrated experience using machine learning, be a part of a small independent team responsible for building forecast models, develop advanced algorithms to perform network based search and text extraction through entity resolution using structured and unstructured data. Excellent interpersonal skills, and professionalism and self-awareness; as well as the ability to communicate comfortably with all levels of staff and management are a must. The candidate’s primary duty will be to architect and implement targeting models that use advanced statistical and machine learning techniques.” continued…

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Twitter Acquires Summify, Ups its Content Curation

January 29, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Matthew Ingram reports, “Twitter made an interesting acquisition on Thursday, when it bought a young Canadian startup called Summify, a company whose service (as its name implies) was designed to cut through the noise of all those social-media streams and summarize the content that matters. More than anything, this is perhaps the single biggest hole that exists not just in Twitter but Facebook and other services as well: the need to give users more ways of filtering the massive amounts of information that keep flooding their activity streams and other social-media inboxes. There are so many ways of producing and sharing content but so few good ways of filtering.” continued…

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