Semantic Web Jobs: Booz Allen Hamilton

BoozAllenBooz Allen Hamilton is looking for a Senior Systems Administrator in McLean, VA. According to the post, this position will “Perform primary or alternate systems and site administration duties in support of FSG infrastructure, including IBM Rational Suite, Atlassian Suite, and HP Quality Management Suite and custom applications, including Process Director, SharePoint Program Management Environment, and Data Drill. Perform custom application life cycle management systems integration and software and database component development. Perform service desk functions, including customer support, account management, change and configuration management, user communications, and incident and problem management.” Read more

Jinni Powers VUDU’s New Discovery Experience with Robust Semantic Taste & Mood Based Features

jinniNEW YORK & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jinni, the world’s leading semantic discovery solution provider for linear TV and on-demand content announced today that it is powering the semantic taste-based discovery experience features for VUDU, a Walmart company and a leader in OTT video streaming with the world’s largest HD library. VUDU has joined other leading US content providers who have adopted Jinni’s Emmy® award winning semantic technology to provide users with an intuitive content discovery experience based on their personal tastes and mood. Jinni’s solution is part of VUDU’s next generation UI providing millions of online US users with mood based search and taste based recommendations over smart TVs, desktops, game consoles, second screen and internet-connected DVD/Blu-ray players. Read more

Facebook Has Ditched Its Bing Search Feature

FacebookAmit Chowdhry of Forbes reports, “Facebook has over a trillion status updates, text posts, photos and pieces of content archived, which is why the social network company has been heavily focused on improving its search engine. Over the last few years, Facebook displayed results from Bing.com for keyword searches since they had a partnership with Microsoft. However, Facebook recently decided to completely remove Microsoft Bing search results. ‘We’re not currently showing web search results in Facebook Search because we’re focused on helping people find what’s been shared with them on Facebook,’ said a Facebook spokesperson in an interview with Reuters. ‘We continue to have a great partnership with Microsoft in lots of different areas’.” Read more

The Financial Times Builds Up Its Semantic Publishing Infrastructure

ftpixThe former lead architect at the BBC who handled its semantic publishing projects, such as its FIFA World Cup 2010, 2012 Olympics and redesigned BBC Sports Site, today is building up the semantic infrastructure at another media might, The Financial Times

Jem Rayfield, who holds the title Head of Solution Architecture Technology there, is rebuilding the Financial Times’ whole publishing stack to use semantic technology. “We are working on republishing the architecture on the back end, basically engineering the whole of the backend stack to use the RDF model” for data interchange, he says. Its work involves modeling ontologies for companies, organizations, brands, exchanges, shares, financial instruments and other key business terms.

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Semantic Web Jobs: Syapse

syapseSyapse is looking for a Senior Semantic Server Engineer in Palo Alto, CA. According to the post, “We are looking for an experienced back end developer to join us in building out our server-side semantic data stack. At Syapse, semantic technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL) are our foundation for organizing and integrating biomedical, genomics, and clinical data. Building this foundation out involves a mix of applying innovative technologies, and building an industrial strength, scalable back end. You will be joining a team that includes some semantic technology veterans, but has plenty of room for fresh thinking and design. You will be working with a mix of open-source and proprietary software to construct the back end for our data platform and application suite.” Read more

Pitney Bowes Chooses Neo4j to Power Its Spectrum MDM Product Line

neoSAN MATEO, CA, Dec 16, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced that Pitney Bowes Inc. a provider of technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue, is successfully using Neo4j to build and maintain a comprehensive knowledge graph of critical information across data and application silos as part of its Spectrum Master Data Management (MDM) offering. Read more

WEBINAR: Yosemite Project – Part 5 (VIDEO)

WEBINAR: The Yosemite Project PART 5 --  Introduction and RDF Representation of FHIR for Clinical Data“Introduction and RDF Representation of FHIR for Clinical Data”

 

In case you missed last Friday’s webinar, Yosemite Project Part 5 “Introduction and RDF Representation of FHIR for Clinical Data” delivered by Josh Mandel, the recording and slides are now available (and posted below). The webinar was co-produced by SemanticWeb.com and DATAVERSITY.net and runs for one hour, including a Q&A session with the audience that attended the live broadcast.

If you watch this webinar, please use the comments section below to share your questions, comments, and ideas for webinars you would like to see in the future.

About the Webinar

In our series on The Yosemite Project, we explore RDF as a data standard for health data. In this presentation, we hear from Joshua Mandel, a physician and software engineer affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Josh will provide a lightning tour of Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), an emerging clinical data standard, with a focus on its resource-oriented approach, and a discussion of how FHIR intersects with the Semantic Web. We’ll look at how FHIR represents links between entities; how FHIR represents concepts from standards-based vocabularies; and how a set of FHIR instance data can be represented in RDF.

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Semantic Web Veteran, Richard Cyganiak, Joins TopQuadrant

TopQuadrantRALEIGH, NC – December 16, 2014 – TopQuadrant™, a leading enterprise metadata and semantic data integration company, today announced that Richard Cyganiak has joined the technology team to further the company’s commitment to helping organizations realize the business value of Semantic Web technology and linked data.

“I have spent most of my career on the research side and have always been fascinated by the Semantic Web’s well thought-out, beautiful collection of technologies,” said Cyganiak. “As one of the more mature companies in this space, TopQuadrant has been committed to practical application of these technologies to solve business problems for quite some time. Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: GlaxoSmithKline

gskGlaxoSmithKline is looking for a Laboratory Automation Software Engineer in Collegeville, PA. According to the post, “Science is the bedrock of our success and our scientists are among the world leaders in their fields. If you join the GSK R&D Product Development Future Leaders Program in the US, you’ll be part of a network that enables us to register and launch three to five new medicines each year. Participants in the Product Development Future Leaders Program will be full-time, permanent employees at GSK and will enjoy the same competitive package of salary and benefits as other new starters.  In addition, participants will undertake three rotations over three years at the start of their career.  These rotations will give participants technical capability across three separate areas of Product Development and allied disciplines.” Read more

Freebase Shutting Down in 2015, Transferring All Data to Wikidata

freebaseA new release out of Freebase reports, “When we publicly launched Freebase back in 2007, we thought of it as a ‘Wikipedia for structured data.’ So it shouldn’t be surprising that we’ve been closely watching the Wikimedia Foundation‘s project Wikidata since it launched about two years ago. We believe strongly in a robust community-driven effort to collect and curate structured knowledge about the world, but we now think we can serve that goal best by supporting Wikidata — they’re growing fast, have an active community, and are better-suited to lead an open collaborative knowledge base. So we’ve decided to help transfer the data in Freebase to Wikidata, and in mid-2015 we’ll wind down the Freebase service as a standalone project. Freebase has also supported developer access to the data, so before we retire it, we’ll launch a new API for entity search powered by Google’s Knowledge Graph.” Read more

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