Posts Tagged ‘free’

New Free Online Semantic Web Technologies Class Beginning in May, 2014


A new article reports that the Hasso Plattner Institute will be launching a free online course on Semantic Web Technologies which should begin on May 26, 2014. According to the article, “Anyone wishing to keep up with the current university knowledge on information technology will again have the opportunity in the coming year with the five free online courses to be offered by Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI). The new courses listed in the just released openHPI overview for 2014 are: Concepts in Parallel Computing, Networking via the Internet Protocol TCP/IP, Semantic Web Technologies, In-Memory Data Management and Introduction to Internet Security. Read more

Introducing Winston: A News Reading App

Devindra Hardawar of Venture Beat reports, “Like one part Siri and one part morning news update, a new app called Winston could change the way you consume news online. Launching today on the iPhone for free, Winston reads aloud recent news and social media updates through a distinguished electronic English accent. The app summarizes news to highlight the juicy bits, and it also translates your Twitter and Facebook updates into easily absorbed nuggets (ignoring hashtags, abbreviations, and the usual social media mess).” Read more

Free Online Resources: Bone Up on Your Data Science and Machine Learning

The Conductrics blog has shared a list of data science and machine learning resources. The introduction states, “Every now and then I get asked for some help or for some pointers on a machine learning/data science topic.  I tend respond with links to resources by folks that I consider to be experts in the topic area.   Over time my list has gotten a little larger so I decided to put it all together in a blog post. Since it is based mostly on the questions I have received, it is by no means complete, or even close to a complete list, but hopefully it will be of some use.  Perhaps I will keep it updated, or even better yet, feel free to comment with anything you think might be of help. Also, when I think of data science, I tend to focus on Machine Learning rather than the hardware or coding aspects. If you are looking for stuff on Hadoop, or R, or Python, sorry, there really isn’t anything here.” Read more

New Paper: Linked Open Government Data

The IEEE Intelligent Systems May-June Issue includes an article entitled Linked Open Government Data. The article was written by Li Ding of Qualcomm, Vassilios Peristeras of the European Commission, and Michael Hausenblas of the National University of Ireland, Galway. The abstract states, “Government data covers authoritative and valuable information about our society. Public access to government data, however, remains challenging largely due to the heterogeneity and complexity of the public information ecosystem which results in high costs for locating, decoding, inter-linking and reusing existing government data.” Read more

GoodRelations Publishes Free SEO Extension for xt:Commerce

GoodRelations has published a free semantic search engine optimization extension for xt:Coomerce. According to the website, “This free extension module for xt:Commerce automatically adds rich data-markup to your shop pages so that search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing can display richer item previews in the search results (“Rich Snippets”) with information about prices, availability, delivery options, images, etc. This typically increases Click-Through-Rates (CTR) by up to 30%. At the same time, your shop will be more accessible for browser extensions and mobile applications.” Read more

New Whitepaper: Semantic Technologies & Social Business Platforms

A new whitepaper is available for free via Refinder. The paper entitled Semantic Technologies Tap Unrealized Potentials of Social Business Platforms was written by Franz Jachim, Leo Sauermann and Bernhard Schandl. The abstract states, “Social technologies and collaboration tools start to find broad acceptance in the enterprise domain. As well, semantic technologies have been around for a while, offering a range of benefits in the handling of information, including the pervasive linking of content, fostering new forms of content discovery and navigation, and improving content metadata and information retrieval.” Read more

Stanford Offers Free Online Course: Natural Language Processing

Stanford is offering another free online course: this time, the subject is Natural Language Processing taught by Chris Manning and Dan Jurafsky. According to the description, “The course covers a broad range of topics in natural language processing, including word and sentence tokenization, text classification and sentiment analysis, spelling correction, information extraction, parsing, meaning extraction, and question answering, We will also introduce the underlying theory from probability, statistics, and machine learning that are crucial for the field, and cover fundamental algorithms like n-gram language modeling, naive bayes and maxent classifiers, sequence models like Hidden Markov Models, probabilistic dependency and constituent parsing, and vector-space models of meaning.” Read more

HealthMash Provides Free Medical Info for iPhone & Android Users

A recent article reports that WebLib, “a company specializing in search technologies and natural language processing tools, has released new versions of its consumer health search engine HealthMash for users of iPhone and Android mobile phones. These free applications allow users to find relevant health information from a wide variety of trusted medical sources. The apps work as full-scale, portable versions of the HealthMash website.” Read more

LinkedIn Gives Out Coffee with a Side of News

LinkedIn recently handed out free coffee to residents of New York and San Francisco in an effort to promote their new semantically powered online news portal, LinkedIn Today: “Sort of like on steroids, the network aggregates popular news items that bubble to the top by its 100+ million users. Similar to what the Huffington Post is doing in the semantic technology space (or what many are calling Web 3.0), LinkedIn is employing artificial intelligence or the ‘wisdom of machines’ to curate the ‘wisdom of (its) crowds’ to surface news that is relevant and in real-time.” Read more