Siri-Like Applications Continue to Evolve

August 7, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic

Graphics processing units or GPUs in semantic technology are not new. However, despite how mainstream they are and despite the fact that many recognizable applications like Siri use them, research is still being done to further explore deep learning, particularly with a semantic and natural language processing angle. This interesting information came from The Platform in their article, “GPUs Speak Volumes in Semantic AI Platforms.”

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has helped spawn a number of new companies and mainstream technologies over the years. Siri actually evolved from the artificial intelligence CALO (Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes). Another offshoot from the CALO program, Loop AI Labs, has a complex natural language processing and deep learning technology that is backed by GPUs.

It is interesting, since it’s one thing to have technology that lets people talk to a computer, but creating a system that can understand and extract information from people talking to each other is at an entirely different level.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Semantic Technology Takes Search to a New Level

August 4, 2015  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Semantic technology has rarely been used in industries more than it has in the employment and recruitment field, and the stakes just got even bigger. CareerBuilder recently announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Textkernel, a software company providing semantic recruitment technology to the global market. This interesting news came from PR Newswire in their article, “CareerBuilder Joins Forces with Textkernel to Deliver Powerful, Multilingual Semantic Search and Matching Technologies to Recruiters.”

Textkernel is a strong player in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing in the human resources domain as well. Semantic search is its niche. This latest acquisition furthers CareerBuilder’s evolution in this arena.

It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Semantic technology is no different. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

 

Size vs. Brains

August 4, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, semantic

Big data has spawned a new term – content intelligence. It is the combination of semantic technology and information science that allows machines to model, analyze, and visualize the human intelligence within an organization. That includes the reasoning processes that hide in e-mails, contracts, technical documents, meeting notes, etc. This interesting information came from DATAVERSITY in their article, “What is Content Intelligence?

No matter how powerful, computers can’t derive meaningful information from unstructured data. Content intelligence within an enterprise can leverage the human intelligence within that data to generate new revenue streams, increase productivity and save money.

It increases findability as well. Content intelligence is the technology and approach that makes unstructured information self-describing. This self-description allows content-based information to be described in the same way as structured data and then combined into a single source for analysis and exploration.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Natural Language Processing Queries Using RDF

July 31, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, ontology, semantic

Large quantities of data are being produced at a rapid pace. This is no different in the world of biomedical data. With ontologies proliferating, data is increasingly being stored using the RDF data model and queried using RDF based querying languages. This interesting information came to us by 7th Space Interactive in their article, “A framework for ontology-based question answering with application to parasite immunology.”

Existing systems facilitate the querying in various ways, but it is important that researchers and other users map the question in their mind to the interface used by the systems. Experts in natural language processing have been dealing with the challenges of designing natural language based retrieval systems for a long time; the use of RDF adds another challenge.

It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Semantic technology is no different. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

The Chicken or the Egg?

July 29, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic, Technology

We often think of a computer as the laborious mechanism under or on our desk that provides access to our information sources and the sometimes lifelike mechanism we can blame for all things gone awry. There are always those who believe that computers will take over for humans in the far (and not so far) future. In fact, that has already taken place. DATAVERSITY brought this topic to us in their article, “How Cognitive Computing is Changing What a “Computer” Is.”

Adrienne Lafrance recently wrote for The Atlantic on the topic of cognitive computing: “People used to be computers. That is, for hundreds of years, computing was the work of humans, and very often women. Then, in the mid-20th century, machines began to take on the bulk of computing work, and the definition of “computer” changed.”

So if a computer becomes much more like a human being in the sense that it integrates data and can make decisions, it might be coming full circle.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.

Improving Search Results Never Ceases

July 28, 2015  
Posted in indexing, News, search, semantic, Term lists

JSTOR Labs projects have begun utilizing more article-specific terms, or keywords. For example, in both Understanding Shakespeare and Classroom Readings, you’ll find keywords underneath article titles, separated by vertical pipes. This interesting topic came from the JSTOR blog post, “Labs’ No-Longer-Secret Ingredient: the JSTOR Thesaurus.

JSTOR has content across virtually all of the academic disciplines from hundreds of different publishers. They have been working on a way of classifying all of that disparate content in a consistent way. This obviously would allow the user to better find the content that they’re looking for.

One of those ways is utilizing the JSTOR Thesaurus, a semantic index, or a rules-based hierarchal list of terms. Currently there are over 57 thousand terms in the Thesaurus, but they never stop adding, editing and adjusting terms, as well as the rules they operate under.

All records management systems need a system of indexing to create findability. We know that indexing against a strong, standards-based taxonomy can ensure comprehensive search results. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ISO/ANSI/NISO compliant taxonomies to produce comprehensive results.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

Semantic Technology Can Be the Best Choice

July 28, 2015  
Posted in indexing, News, semantic

Ontology Systems (“Ontology”) is working with the United Kingdom Government Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to apply their graph-data and semantic modeling platform, Ontology 4, as they pursue a solution that enables their team to analyze their data at a single point, regardless of its format or source. PR Newswire brought this information to our attention in their article, “UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Uses Ontology.”

The DECC is responsible for managing and overseeing sophisticated models of energy supply and consumption. Ontology Systems seeks to revolutionize how companies use their application data. Using graph-data and semantic modeling technology, Ontology makes sense of business data across the enterprise.

It is important to choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Semantic technology is no different. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development, and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Search What?

July 23, 2015  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Semantic search isn’t new. We have all experienced it, whether we realized it at the time or not. Google continues to put more priority on it, and is indicating that it will influence rankings now and even more so in the future. This interesting topic came from eConsultancy in their article, “Semantic search: the future of search marketing?

Semantic search is the technology that the search engines employ to better understand the context of a search. In other words, engines such as Google want to better understand more than just the explicit meaning of a keyword typed into the search engine; they want to know in which context it is being used right now, so that they can serve up the most useful results at that very moment in time they are needed. Google’s Hummingbird update was all about bringing more context to the search queries by adding an extra layer to better understand these queries.

In other words, semantic search isn’t going anywhere, so you should learn more about it and take advantage of what it has to offer.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.

Artificial Intelligence in the Social Media Realm

July 22, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic

Twitter is making artificial intelligence efforts a priority. They are seeking experts to fill out a new team called ‘Cortex.’  Business Insider brought this news to us in their article, “Here’s what we know about ‘Cortex,’ Twitter’s new artificial intelligence group focused on understanding content.”

As they try to keep up with Google and Facebook in the industry’s escalating artificial intelligence race, Twitter is looking for architecture and systems software engineers who will work on ‘Deep Learning’, a specialized branch of artificial intelligence.

One of Cortex’s goals is in line with standard social media approaches. “Automatic content understanding” is intended to automatically label the flood of disparate content that users publish on its social network. 

Google and Facebook has been focused on artificial intelligence for awhile now, even so far as Google acquiring -DeepMind in 2014.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

Friends of Friends

July 10, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic

Most online social and dating networks match users with each other based on common keywords and assumed shared interests based on their activity. However, there is a new and different approach with a greater likelihood of positive connections. This interesting information came from Phys.org in their article, “New approach to online compatibility.”

Current algorithms work in that they look for exact matches and those people who have overlapping interests. They look for connections among friends of friends, and that causes limitations in terms of finding novel connections between people who have no common acquaintances.

The new approach ignores the structure of the network and can find compatible pairs of individuals based solely on their personal characteristics via keywords and activity.

For Facebook users who often wonder why a particular profile is offered to them as “you might want to be friends with”, it is about to get even scarier.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.

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