Posts Tagged ‘trends’

Nuance on the Future of Natural Language Processing

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Gopal Sathe of NDTV Gadgets recently wrote, “We caught up with Sunny Rao, the MD of Nuance Communications India and South East Asia, and chatted about the developments in speech recognition, frustrations with using speech-to-text software and how the way we interact with our devices is about to change forever. Rao speaks like a person who has been talking to machines for a long time – his speech is clear, and there’s a small space around each word for maximum clarity. Over tea, we’re able to discuss how voice recognition is being used around the world, and how he sees the future of the technology shaping up. And naturally, we talked about the movie Her.” Read more

Adchemy and the Next Wave of Search

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Jim Edwards recently wrote an article in Seattle PI stating, “Adchemy, the Foster City, Calif., adtech startup, sold its lead generation business to XL Marketing earlier this month. So we thought it was a good time to check in with Murthy Nukala, the company’s founder and CEO, to see where Adchemy is going now. Business Insider named Adchemy one of our hottest adtech startups recently in part because the company has taken a huge amount of venture capital funding — $119 million over eight years. Its backers include Accenture and Microsoft. (For contrast, Rocket Fuel, which staged an IPO this year, had taken only $77 million before it went public.) Nukala is also a prominent brain in the adtech world: He attended both MIT and Harvard Business School.” Read more

What to Expect from Semantic Video in 2014

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Bill Drolet of Reel SEO recently wrote, “Significant changes are under way in online video and will begin percolating into the everyday experiences of consumers in the coming year. Videos will be more interactive, relevant to interests, and found in more places than ever as they displace display ads on top Web sites. End of year predictions are not unusual, but changes are rarely so impactful as what’s in store for online video in 2014. New technologies and the rapid growth of ad spending are driving it. 2013 brought the single largest percentage growth in ad revenue ever, and the market is predicted to exceed $9 billion in the U.S. in the coming months. A 2013 study by Cisco found that online video is the fastest growing consumer service offering, with over 1 billion users.” Read more

NoSQL and The Next Generation of Databases

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Mark van Rijmenam of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “The past decades organisations have been working with relational databases to store their structured data. In the big data era however, these types of databases are not sufficient anymore. Although they made a huge difference in the database world and unlocked data for many applications, relational databases miss some important characteristics for the big data era. NoSQL databases are the answer that solves many of these problems. It is a completely new way of thinking about databases… Read more

Research and Markets: Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market

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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

Big Data Trends Impacting Business

Bob Zurek of Smart Data Collective recently shared seven trends that are impacting business. One trend is added data mining and analytic functions: “Industry leaders in the big data space understand the requirements to expand the underlying analytics and statistical capabilities in their platform. This goes beyond typical analytic functions into the world of very sophisticated data mining functionality. Teradata Aster Data includes a wide variety of analytic capabilities including support for statistical, text analytics, graph, sentiment analysis and in-database PMML execution through the support of Zementis. Other companies including IBM Netezza have embedded support for the popular R statistical language as well as Matrix engine, a parallelized linear algebra package. Over time, we will see a significant expansion of these capabilities across a broad range of big data solutions. ” Read more

Machine Learning’s Promising Future

The Financial reports, “Unlocking the future—that was the theme Rick Rashid, Microsoft chief research officer, used to close his opening remarks April 23 during the first day of the Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit 2013… ‘This topic of machine learning has become incredibly exciting over the last 10 years,’ [Rashid] said. ‘The pace of change has been really dramatic, so it’s exciting to get so many people from so many different areas to be here today to talk about it.’ Rashid recalled a time in the not-so-recent past when machine learning was in its nascent stage, using rules and pattern recognition to produce results many found less than stellar. But today, he stated, a combination of data, devices, and services has led to newfound respect for the discipline, which is having an increasingly dramatic impact on business and society.” Read more

The Semantic Technology Hype Cycle

Dave McComb of Semantic Arts recently commented on Gartner’s nod to Semantic Technology. McComb writes, “Gartner has, finally, nominated Semantic Technology as one of their Top Technology Trends. We’ve seen this movie before. We know how it ends. Indeed it was Gartner themselves who named the plot trajectory: the ‘hype cycle.’ It’s worth a pause to reflect on why the hype cycle exists. The hype cycle suggests that a new technology follows a development growth path as predictable as egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. In the hype cycle, the stages are [pictured above].” Read more

Data is Shaping the Future of Product Development

Max Engel of HypeBot recently identified the smart use of data as one of three major trends currently shaping the future of product development. He writes, “The role that data plays goes beyond analytics. Open platforms and API’s allow for the creation of product mash-ups that have broken down barriers to content availability. One cannot underestimate the brilliance of platform-focused companies like SoundCloud and Spotify that allow innovation to occur rapidly and unfettered. Similarly, structured data is going to be increasingly impactful. Facebook’s Open Graph, for example, projects the foundation for the oft-mentioned semantic web.” Read more

14 Data Trends to Watch for in 2013

Alex Howard recently shared 14 trends to watch for in 2013. He writes, “The idea of ‘lean government‘ gained some traction in 2012, as cities and agencies experimented with applying the lean startup approach to the public sector. With GOV.UK, the British government both redefined the online government platform and showed how citizen-centric design can be done right. In 2013, the worth of a lean government approach will be put to the test when the work of the White House Innovation Fellows is released.” Similarly, “Gartner analyst Andrea DiMaio is now looking at the intersection of government and technology through the lens of ‘smart government.’ In 2013, I expect to hear much more about that, from smartphones to smarter cities to smart disclosure.” Read more

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