Posts Tagged ‘information technology’

Semantic Web Jobs: Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly

Eli Lilly is looking for a Senior Research Scientist, Information Technology, in Indianapolis, IN. According to the post, “The successful candidate for this role will: Leverage a growing compendium of electronic medical record (EMR) data and associated genomic results to increase understanding of disease mechanism and inform on target and biomarker identification; Develop and apply data analysis strategies for identification of drug-drug interactions using external data resources (e.g. FAERS, NHANES, PharmGKB, Drugbank); Actively work with IT colleagues in building modern data foundations and analytic tools for knowledge discovery from external healthcare and genomics information sources.” Read more

Meet The Metadata Governance Challenge

How’s your company’s metadata governance strategy? When it comes to the business planning and software development lifecycle, it’s likely it could be more solid, one company says.

“There are a ton of companies making a lot of money now providing raw storage as things like e-commerce, mobile, and cloud technologies generate big volumes of consumer and behavioral data,” says Henry Olson, director of product management at Embarcadero Technologies.  “But many organizations can’t make effective use out of it. There’s an obscurity problem that people can’t find stuff or know what to make of what they do find.”

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Ten Grand Challenges of IT

Mike Bergman recently shared a list of the top ten challenges facing IT over the last ten years and the amazing strides that have been made in each area. Bergman states that in the last ten years, “a whole slew of Grand Challenges in computing hung out there: tantalizing yet not proven. These areas ranged from information extraction and natural language understanding to speech recognition and automated reasoning. But things have been changing fast, and with a subtle steadiness that has caused it to go largely unremarked. Sure, all of us have been aware of the huge changes on the Web and search engine ubiquity and social networking. But some of the fundamentally hard problems in computing have also gone through some remarkable (but largely unremarked) advances.” Read more

Enabling Humanitarian Aid with Web Technology

A new report entitled “Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies” looks at the need for better information sharing in the face of disaster. According to the article, “The report – commissioned by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Foundation and Vodafone Foundation – looks at the aftermath of the Haiti quake and makes recommendations on how the humanitarian aid community can work with volunteer and technical communities to improve response and accountability in future emergencies.” Read more

Why They Can’t See It – The Pew Survey

Today the Pew Center released a survey regarding the future of the Semantic Web. More than half of those responded didn’t think that the vision associated with the Semantic Web would be realized – that’s a startling conclusion, really. It’s even more remarkable given the fact that those who responded negatively didn’t think it would even happen by 2020.

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Cyber Security part 2 – The Semantics of Security Practice

In part 1 of the Cyber Security and Semantics series we discussed some of the highlights of how or where semantics may help transform the practice of Cyber Security. To understand the full implications of why Semantics and Semantic Technology is so crucial for Cyber Security we need to examine more of the problem space associated with.

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Intelligent Healthcare Part 2 – The Standards Dilemma

Over the past twenty years, a number of standards groups have arisen to develop, manage or reconcile Healthcare data or IT-related standards. Much of the focus over the past decade has been dedicated specifically to data exchange standards and identifying standard data elements for various sub-domains of Healthcare practice automation. The primary standards bodies involved in these activities include but are not limited to the following organizations:

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What is the Potential of Semantic Technology – Part 1

Over the past two years I’ve tried very hard to help define the potential application for this technology area in the context of Information Technology disciplines or problem spaces – out of those efforts has come a focus on:

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Intelligent Healthcare – Part 1

Integration is more than the coding of application or data interfaces. When dealing with complex integration within or across enterprises, there must be sufficient discipline to achieve reproducible results. Furthermore, that discipline must be tailored to the unique requirements of the domain/s in question. Few domains are as complex as Healthcare. Even more important perhaps is that integration cannot be viewed outside of the context of the outcomes within the domains they are meant to serve. Technical success may not translate to process or performance improvement if the relationships between domain goals and enabling technologies aren’t properly understood. Some of the basic concepts associated with our IH include the following:

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Building Competency in Semantic Web Technology

In part I of this two-part series, Dean Allemang & Scott Henninger draw on years of teaching TopQuadrant’s introduction course on the Semantic Web to make some observations on teaching Semantic Web concepts to a wide variety of students.

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