Justin Kern of Information Management reports, “The U.S. government is outlining its new program for an open source repository to foster collaboration on getting more information to citizens in a faster manner. Federal CTO Todd Park formally introduced Project Open Data on Thursday in a blog post, and gave an update on its first days of activity. In the first 24 hours after Project Open Data was published, more than two dozen contributors submitted to its GitHub platform, including fixes to broken Web links and policy input. Other, meatier contributions, or ‘pull requests,’ included a tool that converts spreadsheets and databases into APIs for ease of use by developers, and code that translates geographic data from locked formats into open, available formats, according to Park.” Read more
Mindbreeze, a software provider for enterprise search and digital cognition, has been positioned as a “Challenger” in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Search” 1). The evaluation is one of the most internationally influential market analyses for the evaluation of enterprise search software. The US analyst group analyses different providers based on criteria such as market penetration, innovation and strength of implementation and places them into the categories “Challengers”, “Leaders”, “Visionaries” and “Niche Players”. Read more
CHANDLER, ARIZ. — The paper investigates the application of semantic model design and technology in industrial operations integration and the evolving role of Semantic Computing in operations management. Semantic (data) modeling as a core component of application architecture is compared to more familiar architectural integration patterns. As operations functions are described, the value of semantic models is illustrated through a series of examples that should be familiar to the reader. Read more
There will be a lot of Big Data talk at the upcoming SemTechBiz event in San Francisco.
The opening keynote, for example, will be given by Abhishek Gattani, senior director at Walmart in the WalmartLabs. In a conversation in advance of the event, Gattani told The Semantic Web Blog that he’ll be focusing on the idea that businesses should embrace the mindset of using external data – social and web data – to solve internal problems. “This is what happens when you run an enterprise – external factors influence your market,” he says, whether that’s a new product being launched or a lower-priced competitor coming into play or a natural disaster or economic event taking place. The data about those things exist outside your own company’s realm, but combining your information with that could lead to interesting prospects and extraordinary results.
KEYW Corporation is looking for a Cloud Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD. Required skills for the position include the following: “Shall have at least 5 years experience in software development/engineering, including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution. Shall have at least 4 years of experience developing software with high level languages such as Java, C, C++. Distributed scalable Big Data Store (NoSQL) such as Hbase, CloudBase/Acumulo, Big Table, and so forth. Shall have experience with the Map Reduce programming model and technologies such as Hadoop, Hive, Pig, and so forth. Shall have experience with the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Shall have experience with Serialization such as JSON and/or BSON.” Read more
David Ramel of ADTmag writes, “What the heck are you doing reading this article? You should be boning up on your Big Data developer skills. Well, if you like making the big bucks, that is. Yes, the Big Data skills shortage shows no signs of shrinking even after several years of hype. That means great opportunities for data developers. ‘By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions,’ stated a recent McKinsey Global Institute report. And where there’s hype, there’s money. ‘Salaries reported by those who regularly use Hadoop, NoSQL, and Mongo DB are all north of $100,000,’ claimed a recent report from the 2013-2012 Dice Salary Survey.” Read more
Another announcement by Google this week – one that didn’t get quite as much play as the launch at I/O of Google Play Music All Access and improvements to its search, map and Google + services – was this: Support for JSON-LD markup in Gmail.
Manu Sporny, who has been instrumental in JSON-LD’s development and is one of the authors of the draft, heralds the news here in his blog, noting that it means that Gmail now will be able to recognize people, places, events and a variety of other Linked Data objects, and that actions may be taken on the Linked Data objects embedded in an e-mail. “For example, if someone sends you an invitation to a party, you can do a single-click response on whether or not you’ll attend a party right from your inbox. Doing so will also create a reminder for the party in your calendar,” he writes.
The news was greeted with enthusiasm on a W3C JSON LD message round, as, as Sporny describes it, “pretty big validation of the technology.”
While noting that Google followed the standard closely, Sporny does point out some issues with the implementation – including a major one that Google isn’t using the JSON-LD @context parameter correctly in its markup examples:
Boston, Ma (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 — Cambridge Semantics has announced that the Anzo Pharma Competitive Intelligence Solution has won the 2013 SIIA CODiE Award in the highly competitive category of Best Business Intelligence/Analytics Solution. As the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, the SIIA named Cambridge Semantics one of just 27 CODiE Award software category winners. Read more
Zynx Health is looking for a Staff Data Scientist in West Los Angeles, CA. The post states, “Do you want to get your hands on mountains of healthcare data and create new decision support products that save lives? Do you know enough about information retrieval, natural language processing and machine learning to turn data into gold? Are you ready to ship production code that gets used by thousands of physicians? Do you say: ‘the more data the better!’ If your answer is yes, then this job is for you. As a Staff Data Scientist, we will get you in touch with our data platform. You will work closely with our engineering teams to build and ship statistical models. You will design and analyze experiments to drive our data collection efforts. You will work closely with product management to analyze usage data to drive the creation of new products.” Read more