Angela Guess

Semantic Web Jobs: NYU

nyuNew York University is looking for a Data Curator in New York, NY. The post states, “The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) at New York University seeks a Data Curator: an information scientist who will work with faculty, researchers, and students in applied urban science to acquire and organize data related to New York City. CUSP is a dynamic research and academic center that requires a Data Curator to manage data ingest and access workflows, to catalog data using and maintaining controlled vocabularies, and to provide reference and data services to faculty, researchers, and students. The Data Curator will manage the Data Lifecycle from beginning to end to ensure that CUSP data is indexed, curated, and stored within the CUSP Data Warehouse for discovery and access. Strategy must be employed to scale for both data volume and data access growth.” Read more

The Four Top Search Providers Unite to Talk Semantic Web

schema dot org logoMark Albertson of the Examiner recently wrote, “It was an unusual sight to be sure. Standing on a convention center stage together were computer engineers from the four largest search providers in the world (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Bing, and Yandex). Normally, this group couldn’t even agree on where to go for dinner, but this week in San Jose, California they were united by a common cause: the Semantic Web… At the Semantic Technology and Business Conference is San Jose this week, researchers from around the world gathered to discuss how far they have come and the mountain of work still ahead of them.” Read more

HyperCat Gets a British Boost for the Internet of Things

hypercatSteve Ranger of ZDnet reports, “A group trying to make it easier for Internet of Things devices and services to work together has won £1.6m in funding from the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board. The group of 40 companies — including BT, ARM, and KPMG — is working on a standard for IoT interoperability called HyperCat. The new funding adds to the £6.4m the government has already spent on the project. The idea behind IoT is that everyday items such as thermostats or plant pots can be networked to create new types of services — at a trivial level, for example, a plant pot could tell a thermostat to turn off the heating because the plants were drying out. However, IoT has great potential to enable smart cities and other forms of automation too.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: MetaSolutions

metasolutionsMetaSolutions is looking for a Sales-Oriented Business Developer in Stockholm, Sweden. According to the post, “MetaSolutions is a company based in Sweden, dedicated to innovative solutions for advanced information management with a focus on modern Web architecture and Linked Data. MetaSolutions is a spin-off from a leading research group at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH)… In this role we count on you to: Identify and build relationships with potential customers to close deals; Develop our business and business model in close dialogue with customers; Identify potential partners and establish relevant partnerships; Develop our sales processes and over time build a sales team.” Read more

Facebook Messenger, The Internet of Things, and Your Privacy

messengerDaniel Newman of Forbes recently wrote, “Over the last month there has been an unfathomable amount of content published about the massive privacy intrusion that is Facebook Messenger. With the ability to intrude into the lives of its users in ways that the NSA would never think to, it isn’t a surprise that the new download brought such strong opinions; many of which served as recommendations to not download the application. The good news about the widespread dialogue on messenger is that it brought to light the issues that surround privacy of data. Further implicating what some of us have always known. “When the service is free, the user is the product.” Make sense? In other words, when companies like Facebook create applications that we use in our everyday lives, for free, the real price is in what we sacrifice for the right to use the application for free, our data.” Read more

The Many Possibilities of Machine Learning and AI

6829374625_11533e23f5Lars Hard of Beta News recently wrote, “Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a bit of a buzzword among technology professionals (and even within the mainstream public) but truthfully, most people do not know how it works or how it is already being integrated within leading enterprise businesses. AI for businesses is today mostly made up of machine learning, wherein algorithms are applied in order to teach systems to learn from data to automate and optimize processes and predict outcomes and gain insights. This simplifies, scales and even introduces new important processes and solutions for complex business problems as machine learning applications learn and improve over time. From medical diagnostics systems, search and recommendation engines, robotics, risk management systems, to security systems, in the future nearly everything connected to the internet will use a form of a machine learning algorithm in order to bring value.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca_LogoAstraZeneca is looking for an Associate Life Science Architect Solutions Engineer in Waltham, MA. According to the post, “The RDI organization is seeking outstanding candidates to develop and implement algorithms and software for the management and exploitation of biomedical data to advance drug R&D. Working at the interface of cutting-edge science and biomedical data science, the candidate should have skills in both algorithm development as well as software development with a background or interest in biomedical research. The candidate would work with a highly multi-disciplinary staff to design, investigate and evaluate competing algorithm solutions, lead the software and algorithm development, and effectively communicate the results for internal audiences, as well as for publication. The candidate should be motivated to work with minimal supervision and be able to independently identify creative solutions to obstacles.” Read more

Yahoo Labs Hopes to Change the Future of Content Consumption

yahooDerrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “When it comes to the future of web content… Yahoo might just have the inside track on innovation. I spoke recently with Ron Brachman, the head of Yahoo Labs, who’s now managing a team of 250 (and growing) researchers around the world. They’re experts in fields such as computational advertising, personalization and human-computer interaction, and they’re all focused on the company’s driving mission of putting the right content in front of the right people at the right time. However, Yahoo Labs’ biggest focus appears to be on machine learning, a discipline that can easily touch nearly every part of a data-driven company like Yahoo. Labs now has a dedicated machine learning group based in New York; some are working on what Brachman calls ‘hardcore science and some theory,’ while others are building a platform that will open up machine learning capabilities across Yahoo’s employee base.” Read more

Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0

ontotextSofia, Bulgaria (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 – GraphDB™ 6.0 from Ontotext was released today including improvements to the enterprise replication cluster, faster loading speeds, higher update rates and connectors for Lucene, SOLR and Elasticsearch. This release happens to coincide with a name change for this high performance triplestore – GraphDB™ was formerly known as OWLIM. Now, organizations interested in deploying the only mature enterprise resilient RDF triplestore will also benefit from advanced search functionality using the best full-text search engines without additional integration and synchronization efforts. Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Healthwise

healthwise-logo_hr_0Healthwise is looking for a Senior Software Engineer in Boise, IA, or to work remotely. The post states, “Your experience and your passion for software engineering and making a profound difference in health care make you an ideal candidate. And Healthwise, a nonprofit organization makes an ideal workplace where you can thrive. Since 1975, the Healthwise mission has been to help people make better health decisions. This mission—combined with our innovative spirit—has led to health education and technological solutions that clinicians use to deliver education as part of care.” This position will “Do real-world work with semantic technologies. (RDF, OWL, SPARQL, etc.) Help others (engineers, qa, execs, etc) understand the promise and power of semantic web technologies. Lead and work alongside the team to develop products and systems that make it easier for health care professionals to deliver health education and make it easier for people to access it.” Read more

NEXT PAGE >>