Posts Tagged ‘University of Texas’

Video: When Will My Computer Understand Me?

Aaron Dobrow of the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas recently wrote, “Language isn’t always straightforward, even for humans. The multiple definitions in a dictionary can make it difficult even for people to choose the correct meaning of a word. Katrin Erk, a linguistics researcher in the College of Liberal Arts, refers to this as ‘semantic muck.’ Enabled by supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, Erk has developed a new method for visualizing the words in a high-dimensional space. Instead of hard-coding human logic or deciphering dictionaries to try to teach computers language, Erk decided to try a different tactic: feed computers a vast body of texts (which are a reflection of human knowledge) and use the implicit connections between the words to create a map of relationships.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: University of Texas

The University of Texas is looking for an Engineering Scientist Associate in Austin, TX. The post states, “Assist in the Research and Development efforts of the Signal and Information Sciences Laboratory of Applied Research Laboratories by participating in the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of data management applications to support DoD modeling and simulation activities. Design, develop, test, and integrate software and data structures to meet requirements of sponsored research projects. Test software developed by non-ARL:UT project personnel Communicate with project team members and supervisors for timely implementation of project requirements. Develop design and test procedures and test reports. Contribute to research publications and software documentation. Prepare and deliver presentations of project updates. Technical direction of student employees.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: University of Texas

The University of Texas at Austin is looking for an Engineering Scientist in Austin, TX. This position will “Assist in the Research and Development efforts of the Signal and Information Sciences Laboratory by directing and participating in design, implementation, testing, and evaluation of data management applications to support DoD modeling and simulation activities. Design, develop, test and integrate software and data structures to meet requirements of sponsored research projects. Test software developed by non-ARL:UT project personnel. Communicate with project team members and supervisors for timely implementation of project requirements. Develop requirements, design, test documentation. Contribute to research publications and software documentation. Prepare and deliver presentations of project updates. Technical direction of student employees.” Read more

Who Attended SemTech 2009? A Partial List of Attending Organizations

The 2009 Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) took place June 14-18, 2009 in San Jose, California. SemTech is produced by Semantic Universe and brings together the entire marketplace of semantic technology vendors, developers, researchers, start-ups, investors and customers. Here is a small sample of the hundreds of companies who signed up to attend:

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