Posts Tagged ‘Pearson’

Semantic Web Jobs: Pearson


Pearson is looking for a Taxonomy and Metadata Manager in New York, NY. The post states, “The Taxonomy and Metadata Manager will report to the VP of Learning Architecture and will provide essential leadership to develop and implement strategies, standards, and guidelines relating to the creation and improvement of content-related taxonomies and controlled vocabularies and will work closely with HE product/platform, NextGen, and data architecture teams to ensure that locally applied taxonomies and CV’s are enterprise aware and interoperable. This role will contribute significantly to the pan-Pearson goal to deliver efficacy metrics around educational content and services.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Pearson

Pearson is looking for an Information Architect in Harlow, England. According to the post, “An opportunity has arisen for an information architect to join the Content and Digital Management team responsible for this very busy and rapidly developing area. Reporting to the Director of Content Architecture, this individual will play a key role in the strategic architecture initiatives currently under way in PI. These include: Developing, documenting and helping to guide the appliance of information architecture standards in all Pearson International businesses, including descriptive metadata, structural metadata, taxonomy and ontology standards. Working on new initiatives that use semantic technologies to increase the findability and reuse of content. Designing and building taxonomies, ontologies, metadata schema and other information architecture products.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Pearson

Pearson is looking for a Content Discovery and Metadata Technical Lead in Harlow, Oxford, England. The post states, “As Technical Lead, you will lead the delivery of services and solutions around content discovery and metadata management. You will bring a delivery focus and expertise, specific to product and platform development. This is a unique opportunity to be involved from the very beginning of the Content-as-a-Service platform giving plenty of opportunity for the right Technical Lead to shape , deliver and evangelize it. You will be responsible for working as part of a larger platform team to deliver a set of common, open, shareable technology capabilities that will enable the discovery, retrieval, and management of content within and across Pearson Operating Companies, as well as within and across a diverse technology applications landscape.” Read more

Insights from the SemTechBiz Conference – UK

The Semantic Technology and Business Conference – UK took place in London last week at the Millennium Goucester Hotel, and a number of themes emerged from the two-day event. A few of the sessions are highlighted below, but first, let us turn to some of the attendees to share some of their favorite insights and takeaways:

Public Sector Semantics

Professor Nigel ShadboltThere was a lot of interest in the Public Sector work. One of the presentations that highlighted the Open Data movement was Nigel Shadbolt‘s Keynote presentation about the recently launched Open Data Institute. We have covered the ODI here, and Professor Shadbolt shared some exciting insights and perspectives on the Open Data economy. In his presentation, he referred to a report on which he collaborated that was published by Deloitte Analytics. This free white paper is available for download.

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Semantic Web Jobs: Pearson

Pearson is looking for a Principal Technical Architect in Saddle River, NJ. According to the post, “Within Pearson Technology’s Enabling Technologies Group, the Data Abstraction & Distribution team is responsible for Build activities associated with Data Services. Build activities mainly consist of: (1) Design and Manage normalized data format in conjunction with the Enterprise Architecture Group. (2) Design, Improve and Maintain the ETL, Storage and Distribution functions associated with Data Services (currently called DIA). (3) Integration and testing of new releases of these software components. (4) Evangelization of these components across Pearson. (5) Management of all requirements, small enhancements and defect fixes associated with these software components, data formats and core objects.” Read more

Pearson Creates Semantic Reading Metric to Help Students Succeed

Pearson has created a semantically powered tool to help students assess their reading abilities. The article explains that the Pearson Reading Maturity Metric is “a new and more accurate measure of the reading difficulty of texts. Developed by scientists at Pearson’s Knowledge Technologies group, the new computer-based technology measures how close an individual student’s reading abilities are to what they will need to succeed in college and careers.” Read more