Posts Tagged ‘semantic tech’

Semantic Tech Takes On Grants Funding, Portfolio Management

octoimageWhether the discussion is about public grants funding or government agencies’ portfolio management at large, semantic technology can help optimize departments’ missions and outcomes. Octo Consulting, whose engagement with the National Institutes of Health The Semantic Web Blog discussed here, sees the issue in terms of integration and aggregation of data across multiple pipes, vocabularies and standards to enable grant-makers or agency portfolio-managers to get the right answers when they want to search to answer questions, such as whether grants are being allocated to the right opportunities and executed properly, or whether contracts are hired out to the right vendors or licenses are being duplicated.

Those funding public grants, for instance, should keep an eye on what projects private monies are going to, as well – a job that may involve incorporating data in other formats from other public datasets, social media and other sources in addition to their own information, in order to optimize decisions. “The nature of the public grant market is effectively understanding what the private grant market is doing and not doing the same thing,” says Octo executive VP Jay Shah.

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Microsoft Works to Make Office 365 Smarter with Machine Learning


Juan Carlos Perez of InfoWorld reports, “Microsoft will add new software, developer tools and capabilities to Office 365 in an attempt to make the cloud applications suite a ‘smarter’ product that is better at helping people interact at work. At its SharePoint Conference, which kicks off in Las Vegas on Monday, Microsoft will demonstrate a new machine learning application code-named Oslo designed to understand how employees work in Office 365 and with whom. Oslo will base its insights on a variety of signals gleaned from how people use Office 365′s components, like Exchange Online for email, OneDrive for Business for storage, Lync Online for IM and video conferencing, SharePoint Online for team collaboration and Yammer for enterprise social networking. Microsoft calls this information the Office Graph.” Read more

Rovi Set to Acquire Veveo


Stephanie Mlot of PC Mag reports, “Rovi announced today that it will acquire Veveo in order to boost its search and analytics tools. The $62 million cash purchase comes with Veveo’s Knowledge Graph-driven semantic tech and natural-language controls, the latter which likely means integrated voice search. Massachusetts-based Veveo—not to be confused with YouTube’s Vevo music service—launched 10 years ago with the hope of bridging connected devices with intelligent discovery solutions. Over the last decade, the company has acquired 50 patents and works with the likes of AT&T, Cablevision, and Verizon. Now, it will bring its semantic solutions to Rovi, which licenses data for TV guides, and intends to use Veveo’s technology to tailor entertainment suggestions to each individual user.” Read more

Jinni Discovery Launches in Spain to CANAL+ TV Audiences


TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jinni, the creators of the world’s first and only semantic video discovery engine, announced its taste-and-mood based recommendations will reach TV audiences across Spain on CANAL+/YOMVI network. This is the first Spanish language Set-top box deployment of the multilingual Jinni solution and represent a further penetration of the next-generation user experience into the TV market in Europe with linear TV and on demand content recommendations. Read more

A Look Inside CWI’s Online Fire Monitoring Service


A new article out of the organization reports, “In cooperation with European research partners, researchers of the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam have developed the technical infrastructure of an online fire monitoring service. The application is developed for the detection of forest fires and is available now for expert users. The European research project called TELEIOS, was funded by the European Union and lasted from 2010 to 2013.” Read more

Facebook is Getting Serious About Semantic Technologies


Bianca Bosker of the Huffington Post reports, “Facebook’s new AI team made 1.2 trillion comments and status updates searchable. Our more than 1 trillion social connections can now also be mined with queries like, ‘friends of friends who are single in San Francisco.’ On Wednesday, Zuckerberg made clear these kinds of cute searches are just the appetizer. He wants people to be able to ‘easily ask any question to Facebook and get it answered.’ (Emphasis added.) This first requires getting to know us better. Read more

HealthTap Brings Instant Gratification to Healthcare With New TalkToDocs App


PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 30, 2013) - HealthTap, the company leading the mobile revolution in healthcare, today unveiled TalkToDocs. This unique new app makes the knowledge of 50,000+ doctors available immediately anytime, anywhere. Using the simple, voice-activated interface of the new TalkToDocs app, anyone who needs health information can simply speak their health- and wellness-related questions and receive instantaneous, personalized responses from qualified doctors, at no cost. Read more

fluidOps Announces Data Management Solution for Fujitsu vShape Reference Architectures


Walldorf, Germany (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 — fluid Operations, leading provider of cloud and data management solutions based on semantic technologies, and Fujitsu, the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, are collaborating to develop a joint solution which allows enterprises to transform legacy, silo-based IT environments into agile, automated infrastructures. The solution aims at providing unified application and service delivery and allowing for agile responses to rapidly changing business demands. Read more

Veveo Awarded New Patent for Generating Personalized Cross-Platform Recommendations


[Editor’s Note: Sam Vasisht, Chief Marketing Officer of Veveo discussed Veveo’s use of conversational user interfaces at the recent SemTechBiz Conference in New York.]

ANDOVER, MA–(Marketwired – Oct 7, 2013) - Veveo, a leading provider of semantic technologies to bridge the usability gap in connected devices and applications with intelligent search, discovery and personalization solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a new patent in the field of personalized recommendations by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This marks the tenth patent awarded to Veveo this year and brings its total count of issued patents to 42.  Read more

Digirati and Semantic Web Company innovate Semantic Publishing


10-01-2013 05:41 PM CET - IT, New Media & Software — The new established partnership will combine Digirati’s ( expertise in delivering high volumes of complex data and content online with SWC’s PoolParty ( product suite. These solutions will aim to break the mould of traditional content managed websites and portals by creating a higher level of content findability as well as flexibility of content delivery. Read more