Posts Tagged ‘update’

Last Day to Enter the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge


NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 / PRNewswire / — In my last blog entry, I covered the announcement of the IBM Watson Mobile Developer Challenge. The Watson Mobile Developer Challenge is designed to catalyze mobile developers to explore the opportunity around mobile cognitive computing – bringing the power of Watson to a smartphone or other mobile device. Entrants submit proposals for mobile apps, and the finalists – to be announced at IBM Impact 2014 - will receive access to IBM Interactive Studios experts and Watson APIs in order to bring their vision to reality. Read more

Siri Alternative Maluuba Offers Sports Results, TV Schedules

Frederic Lardoinois of Tech Crunch reports, “Maluuba, the Waterloo, Canada-based Siri competitor and TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Battlefield finalist, today announced that it has added two new features to its voice-powered personal assistant app for Android and Windows Phone: sports and TV schedules. With this, Maluuba users in the U.S. and Canada can now ask it for near real-time sports results and query the service for TV listings in their area by name, genre or channel. One aspect of the service the Maluuba team has always been proud of is the fact that it has managed to add additional domains to the service quickly. The service started out with 18 domains, including restaurants, movies and general knowledge queries, but the team has continued to expand the range of topics it can handle since then. It has also rapidly expanded internationally since its launch and launched its Windows Phone 8 app earlier this year, too.” Read more

Sprylogics Focusing on Answer Engine, Liquid Messaging

Sprylogics International has had an interesting year. The company recently shared an update of some of the most significant developments: “The Company has focused heavily in Research and Development over the past year related to the core semantic ‘Answer Engine’ technology as well as the Liquid Messaging Mobile Application and SDK. As the products approach market readiness, the Company has begun showcasing the products to both sophisticated industry insiders, as well as casual users.  We are extremely encouraged with the reception.” Read more

PaySwarm Alpha 3 Released

Last week Manu Sporny announced, “PaySwarm Alpha 3 was released… For this release, we focused on getting preliminary REST API documentation published and the PaySwarm client code into a state that developers could use. The WordPress client code was also updated to match some of the new changes to the specs and the REST API. Most of the major design work is done for the upcoming commercial release of the software, so we’re going to be smashing bugs and tweaking the UIs for the foreseeable future.” Read more

‘Explore More’ with Knowledge Graph

Miranda Miller reports, “Google is reportedly testing a new feature in the Knowledge Graph sidebar: the ability for users to find out more about the topic and suggested results. An ‘Explore More’ option has appeared to some users, allowing for an expanded set of results below the search box. Google Operating System posted the above screenshot of the test in action. Google is constantly performing tests in search results, so this one should come as no surprise. It is interesting, however, to see what they might have in mind for Knowledge Graph. When it first launched mid-May, Google called it ‘the first step in the next generation of search’.” Read more

Linked Open Vocabularies Gets an Update

Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV), a great public resource that has been around for about six months now, has been updated and now includes 229 vocabulary spaces. The website states, “Welcome to LOV, your entry point to the growing ecosystem of linked open vocabularies (RDFS or OWL ontologies) used in the Linked Data Cloud. Here you will find vocabularies listed and individually described by metadata, classified by vocabulary spaces, interlinked using the dedicated vocabulary VOAF. You will enjoy querying the LOV dataset either at vocabulary level or at element level, exploring the vocabulary content using full-text faceted search, and finding metrics about the use of vocabularies in the Semantic Web.” Read more

The Current State of RDFa 1.1

On his private website, Ivan Herman recently commented on the current status of RDFa 1.1. Herman stated, “There has been a flurry of activities around RDFa 1.1 in the past few months. Although a number of blogs and news items have been published on the changes, all those have become ‘officialized’ only the past few days with the publication of the latest drafts, as well as with the publication of RDFa 1.1 Lite. It may be worth looking back at the past few months to have a clearer idea on what happened.” Read more

Nuance’s Dragon Go! Gets an Upgrade

Dragon Go!, the free speech recognition app that lets you talk to your Apple devices, is getting an upgrade. The update “adds many more options, including the ability to launch popular movie and TV streaming services; get direct access to more of the most popular names in mobile content, like Spotify; get answers to the toughest of questions from Wolfram|Alpha and; and, find friends on Google+.” Read more

Synaptica Re-Vamps Taxonomy Warehouse

Synaptica has updated its informational website, Taxonomy Warehouse. According to the company, “This year we imported all of the content from the old Taxonomy Warehouse website into a Synaptica system and re-engineered the directory to become a semantically rich ontology. When you visit Taxonomy Warehouse, all the content and functionality you will see is dynamically generated from Synaptica. Besides providing the taxonomy community with lots of valuable content, we hope that the all-new Taxonomy Warehouse will provide a showcase for building and publishing ontologies.” Read more