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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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Integrating Enterprise Applications with a Semantic Web Approach

Sanjiva Nath of InfoWorld recently wrote, “The problem of integrating enterprise applications is not new. But the demand for integration and the complexity of implementing it keep increasing, thanks to rising adoption of SaaS and market forces that push teams to improve their collaboration and delivery capabilities. Traditional enterprise application integrations have proven time-consuming and expensive, typically involving months of effort and significant cost. A big contributor to this overhead is the fact that integration schemes typically lack any formal representation of application data — that is, metadata. As a result, the interpretation of the application data and its mapping to any integration scheme becomes a manual, tedious, and nonrepeatable process.” Read more

CollabRx Releases Semantic Clinical Support Tool for Oncologists

According to a new article out of the company, “CollabRx, Inc. today announced the release of a new version of its Therapy Finder™ application (‘app’) for lung cancer. The lung cancer Therapy Finder™app is a web-based decision support tool that enables oncologists to take into account the genetics of a patient’s tumor when determining a treatment plan. The newest lung cancer Therapy Finder™ is currently freely available at the company’s website and via distribution partners such as MedPage Today, Everyday Health’s physician portal (http://www.medpagetoday.com/resource-center/lung-cancer-therapy/therapy-finder).” Read more

Expert System Announces Integration with Apache Solr

According to a new article, “Expert System, the semantic software company, today announced the full integration of its Cogito semantic platform with the Apache Solr™ open source enterprise search platform. Through the integration with Cogito, organizations using Solr will be able to enhance their technology investment by delivering faster, more precise access to big data and enterprise content. Cogito exceeds the limits of traditional search and provides a deep understanding of words by fully understanding their meaning in context. Backed by a powerful semantic network enhanced by vertical knowledge for the most important sectors (finance, security, oil and gas, etc.), Cogito ensures higher precision and recall than traditional systems.” Read more

How CNN Integrated Zite

Dan Rowinski of ReadWrite reports, “The integration of old media and new media can often be like trying to mix oil and water. Even when smart media entities have been proactive in approaching the new digital paradigm – the world of smartphones and tablets, social and serendipity – they have failed either through poor decision making or not putting in a full effort. But CNN is different. Where many newspapers and cable companies have faltered, CNN has thrived. A lot of the credit goes to  the cable news company’s acquisition of Zite, the makers of a popular iPad news app.” Read more

Linked Open Data In Action In World War I Showcase Project

A fascinating project has been undertaken by the Partners of the Pan-Canadian Documentary Heritage Network (PCDHN): It’s a proof-of-concept showcase of using Linked Open Data visualizations for “Out of the Trenches.” This is a look at the First World War from the Canadian perspective: war songs, postcards, newspapers, photos, films, and these resources’ intersection with Canadian soldiers who fought in the war.

 

These digital resources from organizations such as McGill University, the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Saskatchewan, and the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec have been linked through existing metadata provided in formats ranging from spreadsheets to MODS XML to RDF. Rather than reduce the metadata to a common subset, the approach was to maximize its use by moving to the “web of data” concept, so that the resources can be combined in different and unexpected ways, according to the proof-of-concept final report that was issued on the project.

The premise was to expose the metadata for these resources using RDF XML and existing published ontologies such as the Event Ontology, the Dublin Core Ontology and the Biographical Ontology, elements sets, vocabularies and resources like the Geonames geographical database to maximize discovery by the user community and contribute to the Semantic Web.

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Semantic Tech in 2011: The Year In Highlights

To accompany our recent podcast looking back on 2011, we’ve accumulated some additional perspectives from thought leaders in the next-wave Web space on the year that’s quickly passing us by.

Some highlights follow. You’ll see respondents hit on some common themes throughout, such as Big Data, sentiment analytics, specific vertical industry adoption, and the standards space:

 

  • SKOS has become an increasingly popular entry point for organizations that want to use semantic technology in practical applications without worrying about the more complicated aspects of semantic web technology. – Bob  DuCharme, solutions architect, TopQuadrant

 

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Nuxeo Announces New Integration with TEMIS

Josette Rigsby reports that open source enterprise CMS provider Nuxeo has teamed with TEMIS “to enrich content stored in Nuxeo with domain-specific metadata.” Rigsby explains, “Nuxeo had support for semantic enhancement even before the TEMIS partnership via its Semantic Entities module. Semantic Entities is an integration of the Apache Stanbol project. Stabbol is an effort initiated by the European Interactive Knowledge Stack for extending content management systems with semantic capabilities. The Nuxeo module extracts and analyzes the content of documents in its repository using an external Stanbol server and DBpedia and then enhances the documents with linked information.” Read more

WEBCAST: Introduction to SKOS with Bob DuCharme

If you missed the excellent live webcast introduction to SKOS by Bob DuCharme (of TopQuadrant and the recently released Learning SPARQL), the recorded webcast is now available.

Introduction to SKOS by Bob DuCharme - click to watch the webcast.

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Tom Sawyer Software Releases Perspectives, Version 3.0

Tom Sawyer Software, a provider of software for building data visualizations has announced the release of Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 3.0. According to the article, “This release introduces game-changing technology involving the integration of visualization and analytics to enable organizations to gain faster insights into their large and complex data sets. In response to growing demand in the market for building more advanced visual data analysis applications, Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Version 3.0, introduces the foundational architecture for agile expansion in future releases.” Read more

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