Archives: June 2013

Semantic Web Jobs: Stanford University

Stanford is looking for an E-Resources Metadata Librarian in Palo Alto, CA. According to the post, “This position has primary responsibility for loading vendor-supplied records for electronic resources into the library’s SirsiDynix Symphony system. The incumbent will manage all aspects of this workflow, including detailed data analysis of record packages and documenting findings and solutions, data massaging through automated processes to ensure that incoming records conform to local and national standards, and the tracking of updates to ensure that new e-resources are accessible through the library’s discovery system with minimal delay. Roughly 25% time will be devoted to the role of ‘discovery analyst’ in support of Searchworks, the library’s discovery system.” Read more

TEMIS Acquires i3 Analytics

PARIS and COLUMBIA, Maryland, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TEMIS, the leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, announced today that they have acquired the US-based i3 Analytics, a provider of advanced data analytics and visualization technologies, for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in 2011 and employing former NIH (National Institutes of Health) engineers, i3 Analytics provides the award-winning Biopharma Navigator, a Software-as-a-Service platform that charts the biopharma landscape based on Life Sciences open data. Providing customers with tailor-made, relevant and intuitive visualization maps, the i3 Analytics’ Biopharma Navigator enables Life Sciences professionals to work faster, provide critical information to their peers, and make fast and informed clinical, regulatory, and business decisions.  Read more

Vestec Secures Equity Investment from Leading Middle Eastern Investor

Waterloo, ON, Canada (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 – Vestec, Inc. a leader in powerful Artificial Intelligence technologies, announced today that they have secured a significant equity investment from Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Prince Mishaal has also joined Vestec’s Advisory Board and will help guide Vestec’s growth strategy in the Middle East.

“Advances in Artificial Intelligence research are creating a powerful paradigm shift in speech technologies across different platforms and languages,” said Dr. Fakhri Karray, Vestec’s primary Founder and CEO. “We are looking forward to leveraging Prince Mishaal’s deep expertise and strong relationships to facilitate Vestec’s growth in the Middle East.” Read more

Datameer’s Smart Analytics Use Self-Service Machine Learning

Maria Deutscher of Silicon Angle reports, “Datameer wants to make Big Data more accessible for decision makers with ‘Smart Analytics,’ a set of self-service machine learning capabilities built into the newest release of its flagship solution. The toolset empowers users to ‘identify patterns, relationships, and even recommendations based on data stored in Hadoop’ using a simple point-and-click interface. Smart Analytics covers a lot of bases. It automatically sorts data based on location, operating system and other criteria, and generates decision trees that map consumer behavior. It also includes a column dependency function that identifies and visualizes non-obvious correlations between metrics such as location and disease type, or job title and credit score. Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: SAS Institute

SAS Institute is looking for a Manager of Advanced Analytics R&D in Cary, NC. The post states, “The Text Analytics R&D group at SAS Institute Inc. develops state-of-the art text analytics technologies providing compact and scalable solutions to numerous problems in natural language processing, text classification, sentiment analysis, question-answering, search, information extraction and storage… An interest in learning about new advances in multiple analytical areas is essential, as is an interest in working in an R&D environment but with an external, customer-facing focus. The right candidate will have a strong background in Text Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining and related fields as well as demonstrate exceptional communication skills.” Read more

What Can Google Glass Offer Brands?

John McCarthy of The Drum reports, “Google Glass, while not yet on release, has the potential to one day replace the tablet and smartphone, although that day is still many years away, especially while there is a poor battery life and an interface which causes nausea. In order to succeed, Glass will somehow have to deliver more, for less. Despite its limitations, it is a technological concept which could see widespread use, potentially offering countless opportunities for brands and ad firms.” Read more

IntelliResponse Launches VOICES, Bringing Breakthrough VOC Technology to Digital Customer Service

TORONTO–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2013) – IntelliResponse, the leading provider of virtual agent technology solutions for the enterprise, today announced the launch of VOICES, the first and only Voice of the Customer technology designed to help enterprises visualize and derive actionable insight from customer questions posed on digital channels. This breakthrough tool captures and automates authentic “Voice of the Customer” data from client interactions across web, mobile, agent and social channels and transforms it into a collection of easy-to-digest customer insights. These insights can be accessed in real-time to enable faster, more informed decision-making and communication with customers. Read more

Intota™ Assessment In Beta With Development Partners

SEATTLE, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Marist College, a recognized leader in the use of technology for enhanced teaching and learning, began using Intota™ Assessment, a library collection analytics service from Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest business. Marist is the first Intota development partner to deploy Intota Assessment, and will be followed shortly by the other five partner libraries. Vital for today’s academic institutions, Intota Assessment offers libraries the ability to simplify collection maintenance, calculate its return on investment and showcase the value of the library.  Read more

Bing It On: The New World Of Windows 8.1 Search And Intelligent Services

Bing was a big factor on Wednesday at the Microsoft Microsoft Build Conference. For starters, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that Windows 8.1 Preview now is available for developers and users, and, as Microsoft disclosed about a month ago, Bing’s bringing a new way to search to Windows 8.1-powered devices.

It’s been a busy month for Bing, which earlier in June was picked by Apple to bring web search integration to its intelligent personal assistant Siri on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. Come iOS7, it will automatically deliver the specific answer or web search links to Siri searchers.

But back to Windows.

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Semantic Web Jobs: Quixey

Quixey is looking for a Principal Engineer and Team Lead, Semantic Data Modeling in Mountain View, CA. According to the post, “Reporting to the Director of Engineering, Semantic Pipeline, you will work with our passionate and extremely intelligent Engineering Team to develop, maintain and improve the Quixey semantic pipeline.  In this new and exciting role, you will lead the data modeling efforts for our new Semantic Pipeline. This position provides you the perfect opportunity to grow, develop and enhance your career as we continue to build a great company.” Read more