Amy Plitt of the Daily Traveler reports, “Travel-booking website Skyscanner partnered with 56 experts, including researchers from Google and Microsoft, as well as UK consulting firm The Future Laboratory, to determine what the future of travel might look like. The company released its findings this week, and unsurprisingly, emerging technology will make traveling both easier and more intuitive. The first part of the report focuses on planning and booking trips. According to the experts surveyed, one of the biggest changes will be the development of ‘Digital Travel Buddies,’ virtual companions that will guide you through every step of the process and help you once you’re on your trip. (Think Apple’s Siri, but way better at knowing what you want before you want it.) Read more
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James Kobielus of our sister site DATAVERSITY recently wrote, “Openness, transparency, and agility are where the world is headed. However, these trends are problematic for those of us who have intellectual property – including software, data, and other products – that we seek to control access to for many legitimate reasons (e.g., our livelihoods depend on being paid for them). Open access to free data is happening everywhere, regardless of whether it’s convenient to those of us who own copyrights. Open data is an important trend, and, regardless of what the cynics may say, it’s not an ideological cover for intellectual proprietary pirates. In fact, it’s a core principle of the emerging world economy.” Read more
Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:08am EDT — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market – Worldwide Market Forecast & Analysis (2013-2018)” report to their offering.
Natural language is easier for humans to learn and exercise but difficult for computers to comprehend. Machines have proven their potential in computationally intensive tasks. However, they still fall short to master the basics of spoken and written languages. Natural language processing is a human to computer interaction, which analyses and understands both spoken and written forms of human languages. It helps computers in formulating basic and advanced levels of interaction with humans. Read more
Ed Hayward of Boston College reports, “Say au revoir to the concierge. The proliferation of technology focused on finding the best tickets, the hottest restaurants or the next flight out of town may mean it’s time to bid adieu to the concierge and other traditional service information gatekeepers, according to new research. Face-to-face interactions with front desk clerks and concierges are not essential for personalized service, and increasingly these encounters are being substituted with Smartphone apps and other automated service systems, according to a study in the current edition of the Journal of Service Research. Business travelers who frequent the same hotels time and again may develop personal relationships with certain concierges over time, but a ‘smart digital assistant’ app can provide consistent personalized recommendations for every customer, every time, no matter where they are, the researchers report.” Read more
SEMIC, the Semantic Interoperability Community recently published 10 Rules for Persistent URIs. The article states, “The attached report documents a survey performed by ISA Action 1.1 on Semantic Interoperability in order to explore good practices on the publication of Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI), both in terms of format and of their design rules and management. Read more
Paul Groth of the W3C has shared a new report out of the Provenance Working Group: “After an intense and fun week at the International Semantic Web Conference, I wanted to bring you up to date with the fourth face-to-face meeting of the Provenance Working Group. The meeting was held the two days before the start of ISWC and hosted by the W3C in their offices. We had 12 in-person participants and several who attended remotely on the phone.” Read more
Nathan Eddy of eWeek reports that, according to Gartner analysts, open data is “far more consequential for increasing revenue and business value” than Big Data. He writes, “Open data, according to the research firm, refers to the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other forms of control.” Read more
Oracle has released a new report entitled From Overload to Impact: An Industry Scorecard on Big Data Business Challenges. The report shows that the data deluge is here, and companies are currently failing to fully capitalize on it as a result of too few and too weak tools — a hole that Semantic Web technologies are starting to fill.
Oracle states, “Executives say they are not prepared to handle the increasing amount of data they face. Twenty-nine percent of executives give their organization a ‘D’ or ‘F’ in preparedness to manage the data deluge, and 93 percent believe their organization is losing revenue opportunities – representing on average, 14 percent of revenue – by not being able to fully leverage the information they collect. Read more
Dan Bowman reports, “Although information technology certainly has the ability to change patient behaviors, a lot of untapped potential remains, according to researchers published last week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Such capabilities and risks, they concluded, ‘are not being fully explored.’ What’s more, they said, interactions between different technology components have not been analyzed sufficiently. The researchers combed through 41 relevant studies, examining the extent to which various technologies–such as wearable sensors and mobile phone apps–helped patients to stay fit and track calories.” Read more
A recent report asked the question, is the future of sharing the Semantic Web? The abstract states, “Current information sharing is based mostly on using so-called Web 1.0 search tools and Web 2.0 tools such as social media to collect and display data and information on the Web and make it easier for people to access. The next generation of Web technologies — collectively called the Semantic Web — will move sharing into the era of Web 3.0.”
It goes on, “Semantic Web technologies are already used in government sites such as Data.gov and Recovery.gov, which are part of the Obama administration’s push for open government. Read more
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