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Good-Bye to 2012: Continuing Our Look Back At The Year In Semantic Tech

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Yesterday we began our look back at the year in semantic technology here. Today we continue with more expert commentary on the year in review:

Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead:

I would mention two things (among many, of course).

  •  Schema.org had an important effect on semantic technologies. Of course, it is controversial (role of one major vocabulary and its relations to others, the community discussions on the syntax, etc.), but I would rather concentrate on the positive aspects. A few years ago the topic of discussion was whether having ‘structured data’, as it is referred to (I would simply say having RDF in some syntax or other), as part of a Web page makes sense or not. There were fairly passionate discussions about this and many were convinced that doing that would not make any sense, there is no use case for it, authors would not use it and could not deal with it, etc. Well, this discussion is over. Structured data in Web sites is here to stay, it is important, and has become part of the Web landscape. Schema.org’s contribution in this respect is very important; the discussions and disagreements I referred to are minor and transient compared to the success. And 2012 was the year when this issue was finally closed.
  •  On a very different aspect (and motivated by my own personal interest) I see exciting moves in the library and the digital publishing world. Many libraries recognize the power of linked data as adopted by libraries, of the value of standard cataloging techniques well adapted to linked data, of the role of metadata, in the form of linked data, adopted by journals and soon by electronic books… All these will have a profound influence bringing a huge amount of very valuable data onto the Web of Data, linking to sources of accumulated human knowledge. I have witnessed different aspects of this evolution coming to the fore in 2012, and I think this will become very important in the years to come.

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PureDiscovery Combines Forces with LexisNexis LAW PreDiscovery

PureDiscovery has announced “that it is combining the power of its semantic discovery technology with LexisNexis® LAW PreDiscovery™, the premier solution for electronic discovery processing and imaging. The integration between the two products will help litigation discovery professionals find the most relevant documents faster than ever before by integrating PureDiscovery’s LegalSuite product with LAW PreDiscovery. PureDiscovery’s semantic technology utilizes the company’s innovations in machine learning to produce highly relevant semantic matches.” Read more

LexisNexis Releases New Version of Lexis Advance

Lexis Nexis has announced a new release of Lexis Advance which includes “content enriched using SRA’s industry-leading NetOwl® text and entity analytics technology, delivering a more sophisticated semantic search capability to enable legal professionals to conduct better, faster and more relevant research. As one key part of the Lexis Advance application, NetOwl’s entity and relationship extraction capabilities semantically enrich the vast amounts of text-based content offered to legal professional customers.” Read more

LexisNexis Brings Semantics to Patent Research

LexisNexis has announced “the debut of an innovative new semantic search ‘brain’ for its full complement of intellectual property (IP) research products. The next-generation semantic search technology identifies the meaning of multiple concepts within a single search query to help users zero in on core concepts faster and make fewer revisions to their search queries. The technology will power the patent research and retrieval service LexisNexis® TotalPatentTM, the automated patent application and analysis product LexisNexis® PatentOptimizerTM, and IP research across patent and non-patent literature conducted on the flagship lexis.com® online legal research service.” Read more

LexisNexis Introduces a Semantic Search ‘Brain’

According to a new article, “LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced the debut of an innovative new semantic search ‘brain’ for its full complement of intellectual property (IP) research products. The next-generation semantic search technology identifies the meaning of multiple concepts within a single search query to help users zero in on core concepts faster and make fewer revisions to their search queries.” Read more

More Patents Means More of A Need For Semantic Technology To Help Sift Through Them

Did you know that more U.S. patents were granted last year than for any previous year in the past forty-odd years, with the exception of 2006? So reports Dr. Mark J. Perry, professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at the Flint campus of the University of Michigan, here. That added a heap of patents – near to some 200,000 – to an already full plate that organizations often have to dig into, whether to identify patent infringers, to sell off some IP, to improve their existing portfolios with additional IP from other sources, or even to explore whether one of their own innovations is worth patenting.

Just as those patent grants surged in 2009, TextWise introduced as part of its semantic similarity matching API a service to help businesses expedite U.S. patent searching. That semantic search capability now is included as part of Innography’s IP business intelligence system for managing, protecting and getting ROI out of patents.

The semantic service Innography has partnered up with aims at helping the general population of business users – not just high-priced expert patent searchers – get “more like this” matches to generate good results without having to run iterative searches, Textwise president Connie Kenneally explains.

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