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Happy April Fools’ Day!

April-1Today we celebrate April Fool’s Day. And what better way to do it than to leverage semantic resources to find some interesting facts about the holiday and a few ideas for things to do today, too?

Just like these:

What to Watch:

The April Fools: a late 60’s romantic comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve

April Fool’s Day: called a “gory, darkly comic cult favorite” from the late ‘80s.

April Fools: The day belongs to the slasher flicks, this one centering on the accidental killing of a teen, its coverup, and subsequent murders of those responsible for the original incident.

What To Listen To:

Sounds of Silence: The Simon & Garfunkel release includes the song, April Come She Will. And after this winter, that’s something a lot of people will be very happy to hear.

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Book Discovery Tool BookVibe Uses Data from Twitter

Calvin Reid of Publishers Weekly reports, “BookVibe is a three-year old Big Data venture that has developed a natural language search technology that allows users to search their tweets and extract the books that are being discussed by the people they follow on Twitter. The service is free to use for consumers and is looking to generate revenue by mining the data for book recommendations and book discovery and offering the relevant analytical information to marketers, publishers and authors. Founded by Ramesh Haridas, BookVibe is a unit of Parakweet, the developer of the natural language processing technology that allows the company to crunch through hundreds of millions of tweets and detect and extract tweets with very specific meanings from normal language. In June Parakweet received $2 million in investment funding from Scott Banister (and early investor in Zappos and PayPal), Alan Braverman of Yammer and others.” Read more