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

Semantic Web Jobs: Columbia University

columbiaColumbia University is looking for an Associate Research Scientist in New York, NY. According to the post, “The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist to conduct research in the Lamont Geoinformatics Group that contributes to the development of academic Earth Sciences data systems and services, web applications, and data ingestion tools, with a primary focus on the development of ontologies and advanced data access and data contribution interfaces. Develop science-driven solutions for grant-funded initiatives; develop, test, and deploy Web/database applications. Must exercise creativity and/or expertise in the normal performance of duties.” Read more

Elastica Launches Solution for Securing Critical Content in Box

elastica1SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 12, 2014) – Elastica (www.elastica.net), the leader in Data Science Powered™ Cloud Application Security, today launched its ContentIQ™ technology for Box Securlet™ (http://www.elastica.net/box/). ContentIQ™ uses advanced semantic analysis engines to automatically classify and categorize a wide range of content stored in Box, enabling granular controls for security and compliance. ContentIQ™ is now shipping as part of Elastica’s Box Securlet™ and is available in the Box Marketplace. Read more

How to Query Walmart and BestBuy Data with SPARQL

sneeBob DuCharme recently wrote, “The combination of microdata and schema.org seems to have hit a sweet spot that has helped both to get a lot of traction. I’ve been learning more about microdata recently, but even before I did, I found that the W3C’s Microdata to RDF Distiller written by Ivan Herman would convert microdata stored in web pages into RDF triples, making it possible to query this data with SPARQL. With major retailers such as Walmart and BestBuy making such data available on—as far as I can tell—every single product’s web page, this makes some interesting queries possible to compare prices and other information from the two vendors.” Read more

How To Really Hear The Voice of the Customer

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There’s a whole lot of customer information out there, including the verbatim comments companies record as part of customer call center surveys or other voice-based interactions. At Verizon Wireless, for example, more than 190 million customers call in daily, weekly and monthly, and sound bites from them during after-call surveys, each a few seconds long, added up to about a ton of data that wasn’t being factored into its customer analytics efforts.

“We had the information, the WAV files, but we couldn’t analyze them with the same lens and same tools” Verizon was bringing to the text – emails, social media, surveys, and so on – commentary from its customers, according to Lorraine Schumacher, Director of Operations Customer Business Intelligence at Verizon, during a recent webinar hosted by customer experience management vendor Clarabridge. Verizon had been using Clarabridge’s technology to monitor its various listening posts to drive strategic business decisions based on analyzing text and sentiment in social media and other sources.

Now, it saw an opportunity to transcribe its WAV files of direct customer feedback so that the information in them could be processed and analyzed to support those same ends. Speech recognition and analytics vendor Voci Technologies partnered with Clarabridge to support those goals.

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Semantic Technology Jobs: A9

a9A9.com, an Amazon company, is looking for a Relevance Engineer in Palo Alto, CA. The post states, “Whenever a customer visits an Amazon site worldwide and types in a query or browses through product categories, A9 Product Search services go to work. We design, develop, and deploy high performance, fault-tolerant distributed search systems used by millions of Amazon customers every day… We’re building out a new team that will drive Relevance projects for AIV (Amazon Instant Video). AIV is used by a massive audience on Amazon’s websites and through a variety of devices. This position will work across the search stack for the video domain to improve search quality and effectiveness. The improvements you make in this position will help millions of customers discover the best content in our catalog of hundreds of thousands of video titles worldwide.” Read more

WEBINAR: Yosemite Project – Part 3 (VIDEO)

Yosemite Project Part 3 title slide: Transformations for Integrating Data with FHIR in RDF“Transformations for Integrating VA data with FHIR in RDF”

In case you missed last Wednesday’s webinar, “The Yosemite Project – Part 3: Transformations for Integrating VA data with FHIR in RDF” delivered by Rafael Richards, the recording and slides are now available (and posted below). The webinar was co-produced by SemanticWeb.com and DATAVERSITY.net and runs for one hour, including a Q&A session with the audience that attended the live broadcast.

If you watch this webinar, please use the comments section below to share your questions, comments, and ideas for webinars you would like to see in the future.

About the Webinar

In our series on The Yosemite Project, we explore RDF as a data standard for health data. In this installment, we hear from Rafael Richards, Physician Informatician, Office of Informatics and Analytics in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), about “Transformations for Integrating VA data with FHIR in RDF.”

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Eversight Transforms In-Store Promotions with Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics

eversightPALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eversight™, the leading provider of software designed to improve promotion effectiveness and make better use of trade promotion dollars, announces Eversight for Consumer Goods™, a cloud-based Offer Innovation solution that enables retailers and consumer goods manufacturers to try out thousands of different promotions with real shoppers on digital platforms. Micro-testing provides insights useful for informing the traditional in-store promotional calendar, which represents more than $300B in spending in the U.S. annually. Multiple top consumer goods manufacturers, including Unilever and BIC, currently use the solution.

Built on the Eversight Cloud platform, Eversight for Consumer Goods leverages recent advances in predictive analytics, machine learning, and data science to enable manufacturers to optimize in-store promotions by real-world-testing hundreds or thousands of different promotional offers. Read more

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