Posts Tagged ‘semantics’

Big Data’s Role in Natural Language Processing

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Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week reports, “Computers do many things faster and more efficiently than the human brain, but they’re decidedly inferior when it comes to extracting meaning from human language. As BigData-Startups.com founder Mark van Rijmenam writes in a recent blog post, the key stumbling block here is that computers understand ‘unambiguous and highly structured’ programming language, while human language is a minefield of nuance, emotion, and implied intent. Van Rijmenam also quotes a Chronicle of Higher Education post by Geoffrey Pullum, a professor of general linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. Pullum outlines three prerequisites for computers to master human language: ‘First, enough syntax to uniquely identify the sentence; second, enough semantics to extract its literal meaning; and third, enough pragmatics to infer the intent behind the utterance, and thus discerning what should be done or assumed given that it was uttered.’ ” Read more

Understanding Semantic Business Vocabularies and Rules

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The Mike2.0 Governance Association has shared an article on Smart Data Collective about semantic business vocabularies and rules. The article states, “Classically business management establishes policies which are sent to an Information Technology department for incorporation to new and existing applications. It is then the job of systems analysts to stare at these goats and translate them into coding specifications for development and testing. Agile and other methodologies help speed this process internally to the IT department, however until the fundamental dynamic between management and IT changes, this cycle remains slow, costly and mistake-prone.” Read more

Semantics & Big Data Go to the Bank

Glen Fest of American Banker reports, “The use of semantics often is a way to evade the issue at hand (i.e., Bill Clinton’s parsed definition of ‘is’). But in David Saul’s world of bank compliance and regulation, it’s something that can help get right to the heart of the matter. Saul, the chief scientist at State Street Corp. in Boston, views the technology of semantics—in which data is structured in ways that it can be shared easily between bank divisions, institutions and regulators—as an ends to better understand and manage big-bank risk profiles. ‘By bringing all of this data together with the semantic models, we’re going to be able to ask the questions you need to ask to prepare regulatory reporting,’ as well as internal risk calculations, Saul promised at a recent forum held at the New York offices of SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.” Read more

Introducing SharePointSemantics.com

According to a new article, “A new publication provides an information service about one of the world’s most popular software platforms. The new information service is SharePointSemantics.com, and it focuses on the world’s fastest growing content and collaboration platform and how semantics and work flow can compound the SharePoint ROI for organizations.”

The article explains, “Smartlogic, one of the world’s leading search and content processing semantic technology vendors, is underwriting SharePointSemantics.com, a news service that covers news and information about SharePoint content processing, semantic technology for Microsoft SharePoint, indexing, taxonomies, ontologies, metatagging and related content technologies.” Read more

Larry Page Steps Up as Google’s New CEO. Will Semantic Search Gain Traction?

Yesterday Google co-founder Larry Page took over as CEO of the company: “Eric Schmidt, who was ‘adult supervision,’ and CEO for 10 years will remain chairman. He will continue representing Google in the public (something Page hates to do).”

According to the article, “Googlers and ex-Googlers say the company’s new CEO, cofounder Larry Page, is an unpretentious, rude person who will find interacting with other people the most challenging part of his new job. Read more

Semantic MDM

Semantic Technology and Master Data Management is such an obvious combination, I’m surprised it took us this long to do anything about it. 

We’re teaming with one of the leading thought leaders,  Knowledge Integrity , http://knowledge-integrity.com/   to put together a compelling offering in this area.  

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Semantic MDM

Semantic Technology and Master Data Management is such an obvious combination, I’m surprised it took us this long to do anything about it. 

We’re teaming with one of the leading thought leaders, Knowledge Integrity, http://knowledge-integrity.com/  to put together a compelling offering in this area.  

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Context + Semantics + Phones = Consumer-Oriented Semantic Applications

When most people think about "semantic" or "Semantic Web"-based software, they tend to think about applications that are quite explicit about their use of RDF, SKOS and OWL. While these types of applications are clearly becoming more popular, the vast majority of people have no clue why they should care about such things.

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Context + Semantics + Phones = Consumer-Oriented Semantic Applications

When most people think about "semantic" or "Semantic Web"-based software, they tend to think about applications that are quite explicit about their use of RDF, SKOS and OWL. While these types of applications are clearly becoming more popular, the vast majority of people have no clue why they should care about such things.

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What is the Potential of Semantic Technology – Part 1

Over the past two years I’ve tried very hard to help define the potential application for this technology area in the context of Information Technology disciplines or problem spaces – out of those efforts has come a focus on:

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