Semantic Web Jobs: Syapse

syapseSyapse is looking for a Semantic Server Engineer in Palo Alto, CA. The post states, “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. Read more

Researchers Create First Image-Recognition Software that Greatly Improves Web Searches

DartmouthHANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have created an artificial intelligence software that uses photos to locate documents on the Internet with far greater accuracy than ever before.

The new system, which was tested on photos and is now being applied to videos, shows for the first time that a machine learning algorithm for image recognition and retrieval is accurate and efficient enough to improve large-scale document searches online. The system uses pixel data in images and potentially video – rather than just text — to locate documents. It learns to recognize the pixels associated with a search phrase by studying the results from text-based image search engines. Read more

Expert System Extends the Cogito API Portfolio

Expert System LogoPALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Nov. 17, 2014) – Expert System (EXSY), the leader in semantic technology, announced today the availability of the Cogito API. As a fully configured API series, Cogito API transforms a business’ ability to organize, link, find and understand unstructured information within corporate intelligence, CRM, human resources, data management, knowledge management and social media monitoring applications.

Using Cogito API, the topics, concepts, entities, relationships and sentiment expressed in any massive collection of text can be analyzed and understood; the data output is returned in a UTF-8 JSON or XML format and made instantly ready to use in enterprise solutions ranging from customer care, sentiment analysis and advanced business intelligence. Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Harvard University

harvardHarvard is looking for a Project Programmer in Cambridge, MA. According to the post, “Reporting to the Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology on a 3-year, NSF-funded project, Kurator, this position will work with the system architect, project leader and other developers, coding to produce scientific data workflow software. This position will develop and extend data quality control actors, implement them in a workflow system, and design and code web service layers.”

Qualifications for the position include: “Familiarity with biology, especially zoology or botany, would be an asset. Read more

Google Researchers Use End-to-End Neural Network To Caption Pictures

pizzaGoogle researchers have announced the development of a machine-learning system that can automatically produce captions to accurately describe images in properly formed sentences the first time it sees them.

“This kind of system could eventually help visually impaired people understand pictures, provide alternate text for images in parts of the world where mobile connections are slow, and make it easier for everyone to search on Google for images,” report research Scientists Oriol Vinyals, Alexander Toshev, Samy Bengio, and Dumitru Erhan in a blog about how they’re building a neural image caption generator.

Getting there, the researchers say, involved merging recent computer vision and language models into a single jointly trained system that can directly produce a human readable sequence of words to describe a given image. The task is no easy one, they point out, explaining that unlike image classification or object recognition on its own, their work has to account not only for the objects contained in the image, but also for expressing how these objects relate to each other, as well as their attributes and the activities they are involved in.

The approach leverages an end- to-end neural network that can automatically view an image and generate a plan English description of it.

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Semantic Technology Provider Ontotext Announces Strategic Hires for Ontotext USA

OntotextNovember 17, 2014 — Ontotext, a leading provider of core semantic technology and text mining solutions, has announced the expansion of sales, marketing and alliances efforts in North America. This effort began with the hiring of Tony Agresta as Senior VP of Worldwide Sales & Marketing earlier this year. Over the summer, Brad Bogle was hired as Director of Marketing for Ontotext worldwide and more recently, Tom Endyke joined Ontotext USA as the Director of Solutions Architecture.

“We are very pleased to have Tony, Tom and Brad representing Ontotext in the USA,” said Atanas Kiryakov, Executive Director and CEO of Ontotext. Read more

How To Improve Self-Service Support

steponeStepOne’s first product, Contextual Care, is a contextually-based recommendation engine designed to help a company’s customers service themselves online. It leads them to the information they need in realtime based on factors such as applying what a company knows about a customer to predicting the question he might ask; matching content to the question based on machine learning algorithms; and getting smarter about doing that by continuously learning through customer interactions.

It became clear to StepOne as it deployed this product with its clients that in many cases, the clients first needed to have a higher definition view of their self-service content to make the best calls for their customers. Now, it’s debuting Care Profiler, a diagnostic tool to help clients assess the quality of their self-service support libraries and boost them to better address customer issues.

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Semantic Technology Jobs: Humana

humanaHumana is looking for a Big Data Scientist in Louisville, KY. The post states, “Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being… As a Data Scientist, your responsibilities include:·Develop and maintain state-of-the-art large scale text mining analytics to enable Humana strategy and overall clinical portfolio. Work with large scale unstructured data and fuse them with other enterprise data sources (such as claims, demographics) to predict, quantify, and/or forecast various business/health metrics. Ensure and maintain data quality and reliability.” Read more

Socialware Adds Advanced Natural Language Content Recommendation to Social Media Platform

Socialware LogoAUSTIN, TX–(Marketwired – Nov 13, 2014) – Social media compliance and marketing experts, Socialware, today announced new advanced natural language processing functionality, available immediately. This new functionality “reads” content that is available for advisors to share on social networks and, based on a semantic analysis of their contact’s interests in their social profile, recommends which content be sent to whom. Socialware will also craft compliant emails to introduce the content, including mandatory disclosures.

Sharing content that is relevant and useful is key to building strong relationships on social media. With this new capability, advisors can share recommended content that is specific to an individual’s likes and interests based on the information in their social profile. Read more

Cornell Announces New Connected Experiences Laboratory

cornell_big_red_logoThe Cornell Chronicle reports that “AOL, the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and New York City officials have announced the creation of the Connected Experiences Laboratory, or ConnX, aimed at exploring new technologies at the forefront of the digital age. Announced Nov. 12, an AOL gift will fund a four-year partnership between New York City-based AOL and Cornell Tech. The collaboration will extend to the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Cornell’s partner in the Jacobs Institute, with part of the gift supporting activities at the Technion in coordination with AOL Israel.” Read more

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