Posts Tagged ‘discovery’

Sem Tech Solution For Materials Design And Development Wins Small Business Innovation Research Grant

rsz_matontoA Small Business Innovation Research grant, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force through the Office of the Secretary of Defense, has gone to a semantic technology solution for materials design and development. The project is aligned with the Materials Genome Initiative  that’s targeted to accelerate the pace of discovery and deployment of advanced material systems.

“This will help to showcase the semantic web technologies and methodologies in a large and meaningful domain and application area,” says Sam Chance, Innovation Evangelist and Special Programs Lead at iNovex Information Systems, which is the principal investigator and technical agent for development and integration for the project that will leverage W3C semantic standards. The project also includes as team members the University of Queensland, Penn State University, SRI International’s Materials Laboratory, and with Cambridge Semantics for access to its semantic tools to be bootstrapped onto the solution.

The University of Queensland brings to the effort a high-level domain ontology to represent structured knowledge about materials, their structure and properties and the processing steps involved in their composition and engineering, as well as certain case studies and data sources around jet fuels for hypersonic flight that are considered part of the materials design domain. The group at Penn State has been involved with the Materials Genome Initiative and also brings to the work particular case studies and data sources, this time for materials with nickel alloy as the base system. SRI has case studies and data sources for turbine blade coating.

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Veveo Opens Its Graph-Based Semantic Platform to Modular Integration With Third-Party Search and Recommendation Systems

ANDOVER, MA, Jun 04, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Veveo, a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, today announced that it has created a modular implementation of its SmartRelevance Conversational Platform. This will allow the company’s approved partners and customers to create next-generation usability experiences based on Veveo’s knowledge graph semantic capabilities and agility in gleaning user intent and relevance. As a result, providers of search and recommendation technologies, as well as service providers with legacy systems, can now leverage Veveo’s proprietary technologies to make their systems advanced in meeting growing user expectations for intelligent and natural usability. Read more

Nara Neural Networking Dining Personalization Service Goes Mobile, Adds Cities, And Targets New Categories With Partners

Early in the summer, The Semantic Web Blog introduced readers to Nara, an advanced neural networking service to automate, personalize and curate web dining experiences for users. (See that story here.)

The service is moving ahead with the launch today of its mobile version, as well as in other respects. “We’re now doing a full-on consumer launch of a polished product on both the web and mobile [platforms],” says CTO Nathan Wilson. “People really are clamoring for the mobile component, especially for this [dining] use case.” Versions for both the iPhone’s iOS and Android operating systems are available.

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Where To Eat? Let Neural Network Computing Help You Decide

Dollars to donuts most folks haven’t ever found a place to eat courtesy of neural networking technology before. Generally, Internet searches for spots to have a bite come courtesy of friends’ Facebook recommendations, services like Yelp, and even some semantically-powered offerings such as BooRah, now an Intuit company.

But the collection of neuroscientists, computer scientists, astrophysicists, and creative artists behind Nara, launching into public beta today, have taken the advanced neural networking route to automate, personalize and curate web dining experiences for users – though there’s more to come on the future menu. President and CEO Tom Copeman says of the company, which in April secured $3.6 million of a $4.5 million equity offering, that its cutting-edge neural network and proprietary and patented algorithms and process for analyzing tons of web data, and personalizing it, including considering user feedback on the suggestions it offers, is creating a whole new category.

That is the pure-play digital lifestyle brand that “creates an emotional connection between us and the Web. We’re trying to change how people think about the web, and from sense of what it means to me, and makes sense to me, and how personal it is to me.”

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Liner Notes for YouTube – Seevl Plugin

Seevl.netSeevl, the music discovery service built on Semantic Technology that I wrote about a few months ago, has released a significant update to their plugin for YouTube. The plugin is still only available for the Google Chrome browser, but other browser plugins are in the works. You can grab the Chrome plugin here.

Once the plugin is installed, the user has new options available when visiting YouTube. First, there’s a new search option next to the standard YouTube search bar.

Image of Seevl search Link on YouTube site

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Stanford’s HighWire Press Partners with TEMIS

According to a new article, “HighWire Press, Stanford University’s provider of hosting and web publishing platforms to scholarly publishers, has partnered with TEMIS, a leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment enterprise solutions. Under the strategic technology and business partnership, HighWire will integrate the full suite of Luxid software within its ePublishing Platform to provide automated content annotation, enrichment, and linking to its customers.” Read more

Announcing the LATC Data Publication & Consumption Tools Library

A new resource is available for linked data professionals: “In order to support data set owners to publish their datasets as Linked Data on the Web, as well as to support data consumers to access and integrate Linked Data from the Web, the LATC project has compiled a library of open source toolkits that cover all stages of the Linked Data publication (modeling, linking, serving) and consumption process (discovery, consolidation, application). By gathering high-quality open source tools in the form of a consistent library, we hope to lower the barriers to publishing Linked Data as well as to interacting with the Web of Data.” Read more

Science & Semantic Technology

Of all the areas where Semantic Technology may help to transform current practices, no one area may be impacted more than Science.

I’ll distinguish empirical science from the myriad of other sciences by stating that it is characterized more by processes designed to facilitate discovery – the scientific method. The goal of empirical science is to solve problems, it does so through answering a series of questions, often through use of experimentation. Of the IT domains I’ve discussed previously the one that is most involved in pure science is Healthcare, so let’s take a look at that for moment.

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Panel: Semantic Advertising Roundtable – SemTech 2009 Video

Scott Brinker, ion interactive, inc.

Brooke Aker, Expert System USA
Amiad Solomon, Peer39
Amit Kumar, Dapper
Greg Stuart,

This moderated panel discusses "semantic advertising" in the market today, with representatives from:

* An ad network using semantic technology (Peer39)
* a company using semantic technology to dynamically generate advertising content (Dapper)
* A company using semantic technology to dynamically feed ad content on a mobile platform (Expert System)
* an expert in advertising and former CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (Greg Stuart)

The focus of this session is to give business people and technologists an understanding of how semantic technology is being used in online advertising today. This is a broad survey of the different ideas labeled as "semantic advertising" — presented by the people leading those initiatives — both to see what they have in common and how they’re different.

Panel: Semantic Advertising from Semantic Universe on Vimeo.