Growing with Technology

June 26, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, semantic

Amazon has changed its customer reviews system in the United States. A new machine-learning platform has been developed in-house to surface newer and more helpful reviews. DATAVERSITY brought this news to our attention in their article, “Amazon Is Improving Its Review System With Machine Learning.”

This new system apparently can learn to predict which reviews are likely to be most helpful to customers. The new system will give more weight to newer reviews, reviews from verified Amazon purchasers, and those that customers vote as being more helpful.

Machine learning depends on the right data. What we refer to as big data and machine learning today will simply be integrated into the fabric of computing tomorrow.

Melody K. Smith

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

Making Content Findable

June 26, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, semantic, Taxonomy

Linguamatics is expanding its natural language processing-based text mining platform to accommodate easier access to full-text articles. PR Newswire brought this latest news to our attention in their article, “Linguamatics Expands Cloud Text Mining Platform to Include Full-Text Articles.”

Researchers can now create sets of full-text XML articles from more than 4,000 peer-reviewed journals produced by over 25 scientific, technical, and medical publishers, and automatically make them available for text mining in I2E.

Even with semantic technology power, information management for any type of business is critical for fast, easy, and comprehensive findability. One key way to ensure this is through a solid taxonomy, based on standards, built by someone with years of experience in the field. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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

Finding Critical Information

June 25, 2015  
Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search, semantic

There is a lot going on in health care on the national level these days. Between the Affordable Care Act and the ICD-10 coding classification transition alone, the federal government’s chief health information officer, Michael McCoy, M.D., is a busy guy. But what is on his mind? What are his concerns? Health Leader’s Media brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Population Health Priorities from ONC’s Own Dr. McCoy.”

Population health. Dr. McCoy and Health and Human Services (HHS) have several big picture projects that focus on the greater health of our country’s citizens. One of them includes semantic interoperability. The ability to gather large amounts of quality data is dependent on having the right information about the individuals. Semantic technology applies natural language processing to be sure of the meaning.

Natural language processing presents solutions for handling structured and unstructured data to achieve the ultimate in findability. Information being findable is also the result of good indexing and comprehensive metatagging. Automated indexing is a comprehensive approach to making content findable. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies with integrated indexing rule bases to make their information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Evolution Continues

June 25, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic

A new data science system for unstructured data is specifically designed to help businesses uncover insight to drive performance and growth. The Sensai platform is designed to incorporate its new language, dubbed Content Description Language (CDL), atop an in-memory platform. DATAVERSITY brought this news to us in their article, “A New Take in a Data Science Platform for the Unstructured Data World.”

CDL is a linguistic data flow language that users can leverage to investigate unstructured data in hundreds of data sources. The company continuously evaluates new data sources, reference lists, and machine learning algorithms to include in CDL, making what it deems to be the best new artificial intelligence algorithms available to users.

Semantic technology and new artificial intelligence language continue to evolve and be used in a variety of applications. It has never been more important to have someone with the expertise and knowledge handling your content, developing your taxonomies, and making your information findable.

Melody K. Smith

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

Plan to Learn

June 18, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, ontology, semantic

The Smart Data Conference is coming to San Jose in August. This particular conference is designed to accommodate all levels of technical understanding, bringing together emerging disciplines that are focused on more intelligent information gathering and analysis.

There are a variety of workshops to learn from, beginning with “Ontology 101– An Introduction to Knowledge Representation and Ontology Development” and progressing all the way to “Semantic Modeling for Automated Decisions” and “How Big Data Predictive Analytics will change the Investment Industry”, and so much more.

Organizations represented are just as varied, including Microsoft, the Department of Defense, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the Library of Congress.

Early bird pricing is still good until July 17th so plan today to attend. You can register and learn more here.

Melody K. Smith

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

Advances in Natural Language Processing

June 18, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic, Technology

Graphics processing units or GPUs in semantic technology are not new. However, no matter how mainstream they are and no matter how 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.

 

My Dear Watson

June 18, 2015  
Posted in News, semantic, Technology

Jeopardy and artificial intelligence fans alike might find a recent report from Outsell interesting. “IBM Watson – A Hammer in Search of Nails” addresses the progress that IBM Watson has made since its commercial launch; the market strategy and its impact in the health, financial, legal, and other sectors; and how publishers and information businesses can use IBM Watson. There are also case studies from Deakin University, Vantage Software, and OnRamp Exchange.

IBM Watson can “reason” like a human being. What are the implications of this for information businesses? This new advance in computing should not be ignored. The author is Simon Alterman, VP and Lead Analyst at Outsell.

So if you are curious and have a spare $2,595.00, check it out.

Melody K. Smith

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

How Smart is Your Content?

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.

Choose Well

June 16, 2015  
Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, metadata, News, semantic

Concept Searching has announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement with Spera Digital. This partnership positions Spera Digital as the key partner specializing in the digital space for Concept Searching. PR Web brought this news to our attention in their article, “Concept Searching and Spera Digital Form Partnership.

The combination of the technology of Concept Searching and domain expertise of Spera Digital enables the creation of solutions for content classification in a wide area of enterprise business problems. With Concept Searching’s experience in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management, and Spera Digital’s experience in helping organizations effectively leverage digital technology, there are possibilities ahead for this team.

It is always 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.

Get Smart

June 10, 2015  
Posted in metadata, News, semantic

Semantics makes a practical tool for analyzing and filtering the massive quantities of big data. The capability of semantics to deal with a wide variety of data types and apply reasoning techniques is what makes it special.

Learn how to turn big data into smart data at the Smart Data Conference in San Jose, CA on August 18-20, 2015. Industry leaders will explain how semantic technologies work, demonstrate practical applications in industries like finance and healthcare, and describe how semantics can be integrated with modern data platforms, including NoSQL.

One particular workshop is titled, “Evolving Data Integration Using Semantic Technologies: A NoETL Approach” and it promises to be interesting. The presenters will discuss how relational databases can be virtually integrated without data centralization and ETL using the Semantic Web standards, and how semantics can enrich your data in order to improve search. The “interesting” (at least to me) is that the case studies will be from the healthcare industry, which is a hotbed for data integration right now.

Melody K. Smith

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

 

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