The Most In-Demand Big Data Jobs Available Right Now

B5150336351_ae2a64336a_bernard Marr recently wrote, “It’s been estimated that by 2015, almost two million people will be employed in big data jobs in the US. Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, is quoted as saying “…the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians” and Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor at Babson College, believes that a data scientist has the sexiest job of the 21st century. So what are these sexy jobs? Here’s a quick look at some of the positions available today that might allow you to break into the glamorous and exciting world of the big data professionals.” Read more

Healthline Launches New HealthData Engine

hitcJasmine Pennic of HIT Consultant reports, “Healthline, provider of intelligent health information and technology solutions, today launched its HealthData Engine to harness the power of structured and unstructured data to improve outcomes and reduce costs. The new big data analytics platform leverages the company’s market-leading HealthTaxonomy, advanced clinical natural language processing (NLP) technologies and semantic analysis to turn patient data into actionable insights.” Read more

Semantic Technology Jobs: Morfologica

morfologica logoMorfologica is looking for a Natural Language Processing Expert in Fort Meade, MD. According to the post, “Morfologica Inc. is a small business that provides consulting and engineering services in the fields of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Linguistics to academic, business and government organizations. We are a growing company with lots of opportunities and great benefits for qualified candidates with a passion for this field, especially in the domain of information extraction, information retrieval and information analysis. We are looking to support our current and future customers in the Washington DC metropolitan area by adding experienced Computer Scientists, Computational Linguists, Theoretical or General Linguists, and Knowledge Engineers to our team.” Read more

Paxata Wins Ventana Research 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Information Optimization

paxataREDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Paxata, the first unified Adaptive Data Preparation platform built from the ground-up to address the next generation of data integration, quality, enrichment, collaboration and governance needs for business analytics, was recognized by Ventana Research as the winner of the 2014 Technology Innovation Award for Information Optimization. Read more

Unearthing Data on Non-Public Companies with Artificial Intelligence

datafoxGreg MacSweeney of Wall Street and Tech recently wrote, “It’s relatively easy to find information on public companies. Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and Dun & Bradstreet, for example, all have in-depth information that is accessible to anyone with a subscription. But where do investment bankers, venture capitalists, and other investors find reliable information about private companies? If you talk to investment bankers, or other investors who are looking for information on non-public companies, it quickly becomes apparent there is no easy answer. Investment bankers rely mostly on Google searches and a combination of information gathered from Hoovers, S&P Capital IQ, Dun & Bradstreet, and others. But it is a laborious manual process to do due diligence on private companies.” Read more

The Semantic Web’s Rocking, And There Ain’t No Stopping It Now

archerMake no mistake about it: The semantic web has been a success and that’s not about to stop now. That was essentially the message delivered by W3C Data Activity Lead Phil Archer, during his keynote address celebrating the semantic web’s ten years of achievement at last month’s Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Jose.

After acknowledging that he’s heard it all about the semantic web being a failure, about it being rebranded as Linked Data and that being a failure too, he summed up those impressions in one distinctly British word: “Bollocks.” The list of successes ranged across the spectrum, from the use in federated data portals of the Data Catalog Vocabulary from the W3C’s Government Linked Data Working Group, to the 47-million triples strong Open Phacts pharmacology discovery platform, to all the job postings that come up on The Semantic Web Blog – including one recently for the J. Craig Venter Institute, named for the pioneer genomic researcher who sequenced the human genome, which is looking for a bioinformatics analyst with OWL expertise in his or her resume.

That’s just a taste of the many citations he offered of the semantic web’s successes to date, not least among them his own strong familiarity with Linked Data’s use in government, where the technologies, he said, are used “to make our government more efficient” by having one organization make an authoritative data set the others can link to to support data-sharing across agencies. (For the full view into Archer’s take on the semantic web’s successes, you can view the entire keynote here.)

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Semantic Web Jobs: Concurrent Technologies

ctcConcurrent is looking for a Data Developer/Analyst in Washington DC. The post states, “At Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), we’re committed to assisting government, industry and nonprofit organizations achieve world-class competitiveness. In carrying out that mission, we recognize that our employees are our most important asset. Our organization has been recognized continually as an exceptional place to work. Visit us online at www.ctc.com for more information… Primary Responsibilities: Concurrent Technologies Corporation (www.ctc.com) is seeking a full time Data Developer/Analyst. CTC uses the latest technologies to design state-of-the art IT systems for a variety of clients.” Read more

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Turns Ten

odnbDavid Hill Radcliffe of the OUPblog recently wrote, “The publication of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in September 2004 was a milestone in the history of scholarship, not least for crossing from print to digital publication. Prior to this moment a small army of biographers, myself among them, had worked almost entirely from paper sources, including the stately volumes of the first, Victorian ‘DNB’ and its 20th-century print supplement volumes. But the Oxford DNB of 2004 was conceived from the outset as a database and published online as web pages, not paper pages reproduced in facsimile. In doing away with the page image as a means of structuring digital information, the online ODNB made an important step which scholarly monographs and articles might do well to emulate.” Read more

FirstRain Launches New API for Predictive Analytics in Enterprise Apps

First-RainJanet Wagner of Programmable Web reports, “FirstRain, a personal business analytics platform provider, has announced the launch of a FirstRain API that allows enterprise developers to incorporate FirstRain platform functionality into third-party applications and systems. The new FirstRain API provides programmatic access to real-time data from the proprietary FirstRain business graph, which the company says ‘extracts the deep, interconnected relationships between companies, businesses and markets’.” Read more

Turn Your Text Analytics Findings Into Story-Telling Visualizations

SA ChartOnce the complicated job of analyzing text is done, well, it’s not. The next step is to share the findings with others – marketers, sales and additional business personnel who are experts in their domain but not necessarily in text analytics themselves. How to turn that analysis into pictures that can be worth a thousand words?

Visualizing text analytics results is what ChartExpo is all about. Shahbaz Anwar, who is CEO of text analytics vendor PolyVista (see coverage here), is also behind the new visualization library, which was built for PolyVista’s use but now is available for others to leverage. Anwar says that many of the typical, garden-variety visualization tools out there aren’t a good fit for showcasing text and survey analytics results, so the decision was made to leverage the D3.JS framework to build its own libraries upon, which others can now license for use.

“Really what we’re after is how to tell your story with one visualization,” Anwar says.

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