Posts Tagged ‘Case Study’

Twitris Measures Sentiment About Indian Elections


Oneindia News recently shared a new case study of how Twitris was used to measure sentiment about the current elections in India. The article begins, “Based on 900,000 tweets collected from 15 states about three major political parties (BJP, Congress and AAP), our analysis shows how people talked about and reacted to each political party. Using Twitris, their Collective Social Intelligence platform, the researchers at the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) at Wright State University processed each tweet to compute sentiment about the mentioned political party. One parameter to measure popularity is to check which political party gets most positive sentiment or least negative sentiment. Just counting negative (or positive) sentiments on a politician provides, as in this Deccan Herald story, provides little useful information about the state of electorate.” Read more

Case Study Radio, Ep. 1: Business Value of Linked Data - Case Study Radio today is launching a new podcast series, “Case Study Radio,” that focuses on stories of applications of Semantic Technologies. Our first episode, sponsored by Zepheira, features a conversation with Dr. Eric Miller.

During our 14 minute discussion, we briefly talk about “What is Linked Data,” and then quickly move on to discuss the nature of Linked Data and the general business value to organizations that have taken Linked Data approaches. Dr. Miller mentions several high-profile, successful implementations, and in future episodes, we will take a deeper look at similar case studies.

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Key Benefits of Using Semantic Web Technology

Arnaud Le Hors and Steve Speicher of IBM recently composed a case study: “Open Services Lifecycle Collaboration framework based on Linked Data.” In the introduction they write, “The Rational group in IBM has for several years been employing a read/write usage of Linked Data as an architectural style for integrating a suite of applications, and we have shipped commercial products using this technology. We have found that this read/write usage of Linked Data has helped us solve several perennial problems that we had been unable to successfully solve with other application integration architectural styles that we have explored in the past.” Read more

New Case Study: Europeana

Ivan Herman recently pointed out a new semantic web case study: Enriching and sharing cultural heritage data in Europeana. According to the article, “Europeana provides access to millions of objects gathered from hundreds of libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions throughout Europe. To do so, it gathers descriptive metadata and links to Web resources from all of these institutions. The result is a set of highly heterogeneous metadata. This metadata has hitherto been processed by converting it to a very simple, flat, common-denominator format. This solution gets in the way of putting our data where users and application builders can benefit from it—or use it to build better services.”

It continues, “In order enhance the way Europeana harvests, manages and publishes metadata, we have developed a new, Semantic Web-inspired approach: the Europeana Data Model(EDM). This community-developed model re-uses existing Semantic Web vocabularies (ontologies) such as Dublin CoreSKOS, and OAI-ORE, and adapts them to the Europeana context. Read more

Late Breaking Addition to #SemTechBiz SF: Tangible Semantics at Uma

SemTechBiz San Francisco is set to begin this Sunday, June 3. The conference will feature over 130 presentations and over 160 speakers covering such topics as linked data, social networks, content management, open government, semantic wikis, and much more. The already full agenda has been made even better with the late addition of a new presentation, Tangible Semantics, a case study to be presented by Christian Doegel, Founder and CEO of Uma Information Technology GmbH. Read more

Semantic Case Study: EPIM ReportingHub

On Tuesday the E&P Information Management Association (EPIM) launched EPIM ReportingHub (ERH), an interesting semantic technology project in the field of oil and gas. According to the project website, ERH is “a very flexible knowledgebase for receiving, validating (using NPD’s Fact Pages and PCA RDL), storing, analysing, and transmitting reports. The operators shall send XML schemas for DDR, DPR and MPR to ERH and ERH sends DDR and MPR as XML schemas to the NPD/PSA and all three reports as PDF to EPIM’s License2Share (L2S). The partners may download all three reports and/or any data from one or more reports through flexible queries. Some parts of ERH will be in operation already in November 2011 and the rest as soon as the authorities and the industry are ready for it. ERH is owned and operated by EPIM.” Read more

The Semantics of NASA’s POPS Project

The W3C recently interviewed Jeanne Holm, Chief Knowledge Architect at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech. Holm also leads the Knowledge Management team at NASA. In the interview, Holm stated, “The goal of our project was to make it easy find expertise within an organization, or, as you’ll see, across organizational boundaries. The project is called POPS for ‘People, Organizations, Projects, and Skills.’ The acronym does not include E for Expert for a good reason: we tried three times to create a system with data specifically about expertise, but failed each time for different social reasons. Each attempt relied on self-generated lists of expertise. In the first attempt, people over- or under-inflated their expertise, sometimes to bolster their resumes. The second attempt prompted labor unions to get overly involved because greater expertise could be tied to higher pay. The third approach involved profiles verified by management, and that led to a number of human resources grievances when there was a disagreement. In all cases, the data became suspect.” Read more

Highly Anticipated Case Studies at SemTech 2011

The upcoming Semantic Technology Conference this June in San Francisco will feature a number of case studies that highlight real-world semantic technology applications. Here are just a few (Click session titles to view details):

Dynamic Semantic Publishing at the BBC

Details on how the BBC sport site currently uses embedded Linked Data identifiers, ontologies and associated inference plus RDF semantics to improve navigation, content re-use, re-purposing, and search engine rankings.

Enabling Business Users to Define Rules and Configure the Semantic Enterprise at Amdocs

How a team of developers using semantic technology and an expressive business language made a significant breakthrough to help business users create, extend and alter high level business concepts and create natural language rules. We recently had a webcast with Craig Hanson from Amdocs, the speaker on this session. Read more

WEBCAST: AIDA – Semantic Real Time Intelligent Decision Automation

Craig D. Hanson, Amdocs and Jans Aasman, Franz, Inc.If you missed last week’s discussion with Craig D. Hanson of Amdocs and Jans Aasman of Franz, Inc., the recorded webcast is now available and posted below.


In today’s connected online world, to optimize a customer oriented business requires real time contextual customer knowledge across all business channels and relevant social and competitive forces. Read more

Upcoming WEBCAST: Semantic Real Time Intelligent Decision Automation

This webcast presents a case study from Amdocs, the market leader in customer experience systems, and Franz, Inc. a leader in Semantic Technology implementations.

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010
Time: 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT
Cost: FREE
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In today’s connected online world, to optimize a customer oriented business requires real time contextual customer knowledge across all business channels and relevant social and competitive forces. This knowledge must be used to control the intended outcome of each business transaction. In complex, heavily customer-centric businesses such as Telecommunications, Health Care, and Financial Services, the optimal business must understand how each action of the business and the individual customer relates to the profitability of the business and customer satisfaction. This is possible if systems holistically see what is going on in real time, determine the meaning of these activities, and in-stream decide and take the optimal action which maximizes profit and customer stickiness. Every business function should be coordinated and driven through a complete awareness of the business theatre. Read more