Posts Tagged ‘Java’

Daedalus Takes Meaning-As-A-Service To Excel, GATE And CMS Systems

meaningasaserviceDaedalus (which The Semantic Web Blog originally covered here) has just made its Textalytics meaning-as-a-service APIs available for Excel and GATE (General Architecture for Text Engineering), a JAVA suite of tools used for natural language processing tasks, including information extraction in many languages. Connecting its semantic analysis tools with these systems is one step in a larger plan to extend its integration capabilities with more API plug-ins.

“For us, integration options are a way to lower barriers to adoption and to foster the development of an ecosystem around Textalytics,” says Antonio Matarranz, who leads marketing and sales for Daedalus. The three main ecosystem scenarios, he says, include personal productivity tools, of which the Excel add-in is an example, and NLP environments, of which GATE is an example. “But UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Applications) is also a target,” he says. The list also is slated to include content management systems and search engines, among them open source systems like WordPress, Drupal, and Elasticsearch.

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Semantic Web Jobs: Orbis Technologies

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Orbis Technologies is looking for a Senior Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD. The post states, “Bring your Software Development life cycle and management talents to lead big data cloud integration projects! Orbis Technologies will provides our employees a unique opportunity to collaborate within a small company environment and use tools and technologies that include open source development predominantly in Java, cloud computing including the use of Hadoop, Accumulo, CloudBase, HBase, and core semantic web technologies. Serves as technical domain expert and/or project lead: contributes to project phases from development through implementation of advanced web technology solutions for commercial and government clients.  Projects include integration of Open Source software with developed web services to create custom solutions for our clients.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Automation Technologies, Inc.

Automation Technologies Inc. LogoAutomation Technologies, Inc. is looking for a “Senior Java Developer with an Ontology background” in the Fort George Meade, Maryland area. The position requires an Active Top Secret/SCI (TS/SCI) with Polygraph Clearance.   This is an additional position added to the ATI team.

While the main role is Java development, the person in this role “partners with senior customer leadership to provide strategic support to help organizations improve performance by using ontologies, triple stores and reasoning for analyzing situations, identifying gaps, and proposing solutions. Serves as a performance change agent; influences stakeholder decisions by “selling” strategic performance concepts. Uses a variety of performance strategies, tools, and interventions (i.e., organizational development, needs or trend analysis, needs assessment, training evaluation, etc.) to implement change, monitor solution implementation, and assure organizational success. Develops networks and alliances, and collaborates across boundaries with a wide range of stakeholders. Serves as an expert resource for customer executives. ”

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Semantic Web Job: Healthline

Healthline Networks LogoHealthline Networks is seeking an Informatics Sr. Java Software Engineer in San Francisco, California. This position offers the opportunity to “Work with dynamic Engineering and Medical Informatics Teams to enhance Healthline’s medical ontology. Healthline is a web health technology company, employing tools for the future.” The Responsibilities include: “Design and implement algorithms for integrating medical standard dictionaries into Healthline ontology; Develop data mining processes to create our Semantic Network; Work on an authoring tool that allows Medical Informatics Specialists to successfully and easily edit our ontology; Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Randstad Technologies

Randstad Technologies is looking for a Software Engineer – Java in Waltham, MA. The responsibilities of this position include the following: “Be a major player in a company that’s on the cutting-edge of semantic technology. Work with cutting-edge technology like EC2, Hadoop, Solr, JBoss, and Hibernate. Work with enormous data sets – our database has over 10 billion records extracted from the Web. Learn NLP & Machine Learning techniques, such as data mining and Bayesian classifiers. Solve interesting and challenging problems alongside a great team of engineers. Develop new skills as you push your knowledge – and our technology – to new levels.” 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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Stardog RDF Database Bites Into Fat Part Of The Market

Clark & Parsia’s Stardog lightweight RDF database is moving into release candidate 1.0 mode just in time for next week’s upcoming Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco next week. The product’s been stable and useable for awhile now, but a 1.0 nomenclature still carries weight with a good number of IT buyers.

The focus for the product, says cofounder and managing principal Kendall Clark, is to be optimized for what he says is the fat part of the market – and that’s not the part that is dealing with a trillion RDF triples. “Most people and organizations don’t need to scale to trillions of anything,” though scaling up, and up, and up, is where most of Clark & Parsia’s competitors have focused their attention, he says. “We’ve seen a significant percentage of what people are doing with semantic technology and most applications are not at a billion triples today.” Take as an example Clark & Parsia’s customer, NASA, which built an expertise location system based on semantic technology that today is still not more than 20 million triples. “You might say that’s a little toy but not if you are at NASA and need defined experts, it is a real, valuable thing and we see this all the time,” he says.

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Clark&Parsia Announces Integration between Stardog and Spring

For all of you Java developers out there, Clark&Parsia has released an initial integration between Stardog and Spring. The Stardog website states, “Spring is a platform to build and run enterprise applications in Java. Stardog’s Spring support makes life easier for enterprise developers who need to work with Semantic Web technology—including RDF, SPARQL, and OWL—by way of Stardog. The Spring for Stardog source code is available on Github. A more feature-full version of will be available in Stardog Enterprise Edition.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Diffbot

Diffbot, a semantic start-up in Palo Alto, CA, is looking for Machine Learning Interns and Web Development Interns. According to the post, “At Diffbot, we apply computer vision techniques to web documents to extract out semantic metadata. These services are used within hundreds of products at companies such as Cisco, Evernote, StumbleUpon, and AOL. We also offer free access to our technology to developers via an open API. Internally, we are using our technology to develop the next generation semantic results engine for the web. Check out http://diffbot.com for more information about our technology and APIs.” Read more

Enterprises Want to Take To Semantic Web To Polish Data Assets — Who’s Going to Help Them Succeed?

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There seems to be growing sentiment that 2011 is the year the Semantic Web really, truly happens (see here and here) – but not blindness to the challenges that exist around making it happen, not just on the web at large but within the enterprise community.

One gap to close: Growing the talent that will ease adoption by those enterprises and help them succeed in their desires to get more out of their data. The economic doldrums have fostered the desire to do just that, says Richard Stanton, a thought-leader and consultant for a number of businesses on the practical application of Semantic Web technologies and former CEO of the semantic web job/volunteer matchmaking site Bintro (which has ceased operations).

“The mission in tough economic times is to polish up assets,” he says, and what asset is more powerful or valuable than the data held by businesses ranging from e-commerce plays to highly specific industries such as health care to hosters of large content repositories of every stripe. “Anytime you have to take stock of your own inventory and use it more wisely is a time that you look for new solutions.”

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