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Semantic Technology Jobs: eBay

ebayeBay is looking for an Applied Research Engineer in San Jose, CA. According to the post, this position will be the “Technical lead for applying natural language processing, data mining, and image processing to help drive definition of product direction, improve social commerce, and increase social networks. Define, design, and implement complex data processes, data pipeline to improve buyer experience at eBay. As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will work with extremely talented peers in a fun environment pushing the performance bar while solving various problems. Develop innovative solutions that not only meet functionality requirements but meet performance, scalability and reliability requirements while adhering to implementation schedules, development principles and product goals.” Read more

Twitter Lets Researchers Mine Through Its Data

TwitterIANS Live recently wrote, “[Twitter] has finally given access to its vast database to a selected pool of researchers to study tweets and find answers to a variety of issues. As part of its ambitious data grant programme, Twitter is allowing academic researchers across various fields to ‘go back and study things’ over, with almost a decade of historical data, Washington Post reported. While Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital are looking at tweets about food-poisoning cases to find answers to the spread of food-borne illnesses, researchers from the University of California at San Diego are studying whether happy people are likely to post happy images on Twitter.” Read more

FLAX a Winner on the World’s Technology Stage

flax29 October, 2014 — Software designed at the University of Waikato and used all around the world has won a major international competition.

FLAX, which stands for Flexible Learning Acquisition, has taken first place at the Linked Vici Competition, held to acknowledge development in open and linked data for educational purposes.

The win was announced at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference, in Riva del Garda, Italy, with FLAX taking first place from 10 shortlisted candidates. Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Orbis Technologies

OrbisOrbis Technologies is looking for a Software Developer – Cloud and Big Data in Annapolis, MD. According to the post, “Orbis Technologies, located in Annapolis, MD, is a leader in providing cloud computing-based semantic text analytics, using MapReduce, to support entity extraction, relationship identification, and semantic search in a Hadoop cloud-processing environment. We are interested in speaking to talented candidates who desire to further their careers in big data and open source development predominantly in Java, and work with cloud computing including the use of Hadoop, Accumulo, CloudBase, HBase, and core semantic web technologies.” Read more

Smart Recipe Platform Yummly Brings Contextual Recommendations to iOS Apps

YummlyREDWOOD CITY, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 28, 2014) – Yummly (http://www.yummly.com), the leading innovator in recipe search & discovery, announced today, the introduction of contextual recommendations on the iPhone and iPad apps. When users open the app, in addition to personalizing the content to a user’s tastes, Yummly will now tailor to a person’s time, place and patterns.

Yummly’s proprietary Food Genome and patent-pending Food Intelligence technology already blends together to create an unmatched user experience with data-driven features such as personalized recommendations, semantic search, and a smart shopping list. With the new contextual recommendations functionality, it is bringing together more relevant and dynamic content to the users by leveraging a combination of contextual signals such as time of day, day of week, season, location, trends and more. Read more

Just What We’ve All Been Waiting For: Bing Now Offers Emoji Search

queenZach Miners of PC World reports, “Bing now supports searches with emoji, meaning you can insert or paste a range of emoji icons like hearts, smiley faces, food graphics, or any combination thereof, for some interesting, though not always useful, results. It’s a novelty feature, yes, but still fun. And one that could help Bing draw at least some attention away from Google. Google at the moment does not give results for emoji searches, though its auto-complete technology does recognize them. Yahoo, meanwhile, does support emoji searches. Bing’s tool is available in all English markets, the search engine said, offered as an homage to the shorthand’s popularity.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: IBM

ibmThe IBM Collaborative Discovery Research Team is looking for a Research Scientist in San Jose, CA. The post states, “We are looking for Research Staff Members with experience in building larger software systems and collaborative software development to help build our platform. Candidates in this role generate highly novel ideas (theoretical or experimental) in a specific engineering or scientific discipline and invent and design complex products and processes. This position may be involved in engineering these ideas to an advanced state of feasibility by evaluating ideas and plans and participating in their implementation. The full cycle of innovation to delivery is typically a multiple-year effort.” Read more

University of Amsterdam Researchers Use Neural Networks to Improve Machine Translations

amsterdamLoek Essers of Tech World recently wrote, “Researchers at the University of Amsterdam are using neural networks to help a statistical machine translation systems learn what all human translators know — that the best translation of a word often depends on the context. Machine translation systems such as Google Translate or those at iTranslate4.eu guess how to translate words and phrases based on how often they appear in a large corpus of human-translated texts. Such tools are increasingly important as individuals and businesses seek to access information or buy products and services from other countries where different languages are spoken.” Read more

Google Partners with Oxford on NLP and Image Recognition Research

deepmindBen Woods of The Next Web reports, “Google has joined forces with the University of Oxford in the UK in order to better study the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the areas of image recognition and natural language processing. The hope is that by joining forces with an esteemed academic institution, the research will progress more rapidly than going it alone for its DeepMind project. In total, Google has hired seven individuals (who also happen to be world experts in deep learning for natural language understanding), three of which will remain as professors holding joint appointments at Oxford University.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: MITRE

mitreMITRE Corporation is looking for an Artificial Intelligence Engineer in McLean, VA. The post states, “This position involves application of a variety of ontology, knowledge representation and semantic web tools and techniques to address sponsor problems. Candidates with practical experience designing, developing, and extending ontologies and data modeling systems preferred. This role involves technical consulting, implementing and advisement to our sponsors and therefore requires strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work with highly skilled scientists and engineers. The successful candidate must have strong skills in semantic modeling techniques and applicable technologies and have a proven record of system development abilities or published research in relevant areas.” Read more

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