Posts Tagged ‘Cornell’

Semantic Web Jobs: Cornell


Cornell is looking for a Semantic Web Developer in Ithaca, NY. The post states, “Cornell University Library Information Technologies (CUL-IT) seeks an enthusiastic Ruby developer to help develop the library’s evolving information architecture and services. Work will focus on collaborative use of Linked Data and the Semantic Web in improving library discovery systems. They will apply solid technical and programming expertise of software, hardware, operating system, database and web programming languages in accomplishing these tasks. They will work in a small team collaborating with other CUL-IT, library, Cornell and partner institution staff at Stanford and Harvard.” Read more

Helping Students, And Companies, Tackle Jobs And Talent Challenges

rsz_pyimageIt’s not only in June that we’ll see a new crop of graduates emerging from university and post-grad programs. Many students also don cap-and-gown for December ceremonies – a prelude to wearing regular or casual business attire, they hope.

Of course, matching up with the right job is always a challenging prospect. That’s true on many fronts – the slow economy, for one, but also just figuring out what the ideal career fit will be. Pymetrics is hoping to help solve that problem, with its recent announcement of a career assessment and recruiting platform that draws on neuroscience games-based assessment – a nice touch for the crowd that largely grew up with Playstations, Gameboys, iPods, Xboxes and the rest of the digital gaming gang – and machine learning.

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Semantic Web Jobs: Cornell

The Samuel J. Wood Library & C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center at Cornell is looking for a Web Developer in New York, NY. The post states, “The Web Developer will be responsible for the analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and integration of library applications at WCMC, as well as responsibilities in the operation and maintenance of related systems and applications. The Web Developer is responsible for the implementation of library systems for Weill Cornell Medical College. Programs enhancements, bug fixes, and new functionality as necessary towards related projects. Works closely with appropriate Library staff to ensure systems are functioning and to plan enhancements.” Read more

Teaching Linked Data

Andreas Blumauer interviewed Dr. Bernhard Haslhofer, an instructor of Web Information Systems at Cornell regarding his experiences teaching linked data principles. Haslhofer explained, “The course [I’m co-teaching] is about data-centric Web information systems in general and we spent some classes talking about Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies. We start explaining the origins and the fundamental architectural principles of the World Wide Web and then focus on the data-centric aspects of the Web.” Read more

Studying Human Language Acquisition with Semantic Web Technologies

A recent article reports, “A new generation of cybertools developed at Cornell will help researchers share and analyze rare Sri Lankan language recordings important for studying language acquisition in children. The Sinhala language, only spoken on the island of Sri Lanka, is ‘very precious’ because of the unique way it is structured, said project leader Barbara Lust, professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology and director of the Cornell Language Acquisition Lab. It provides an invaluable opportunity to research which aspects of language acquisition are universal or biologically programmed and which are culturally determined, she said.” Read more

Vacation Season Is Sentiment Season For Hospitality Industry

August is get-away month, so the hospitality industry should start gearing up for what happens when all those travelers get back home….and start to record their impressions of the properties at which they stayed across the social media landscape.

Last week saw the integration of Lexalytics’ sentiment analytics engine into Revinate’s software-as-a-service social media reviews-tracking solution for the hotel industry. In the fairly recent past, Aptech Computer Systems signed on to use Clarabridge’s sentiment and text analytics software for its Execuvue Business Intelligence software for hotel operators. And many other names in the social analytics space, from Attensity to SAS, also see the hospitality sector as a key segment when it comes to mining customer sentiment. At this spring’s Sentiment Analytics symposium, Lexalytics CEO Jeff Catlin called “travel and tourism a natural spot to use it. There’s a lot of data feeding back all the time that helps them make money,” he said. “You can learn things when you’re scoring tones on certain attributes.”

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