Semantic Technology and Data Integration

August 12, 2014  
Posted in News, semantic

Smartlogic recently released Semaphore 3.7 with assurance that this release provides even more accuracy in the massively improved information extraction capabilities. Digital Journal brought this news to our attention in their article, “Smartlogic Releases Semaphore 3.7 With Major Improvements to Its SharePoint integration.”

Semaphore 3.7 offers some new features, including improved functionality for SharePoint 2013 and 2010, better metadata ability for the Google Search Appliance, and improvements in handling of large models in Ontology Manager.

Semantic technology continues to grow and expand in its uses, at Smartlogic and elsewhere. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system, has continued to expand its coding, tagging, and indexing capabilities.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Evolution of Search

August 6, 2014  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Search has seen some dramatic changes in recent years, and most attribute that to semantic technology. It has become the normal expectation for users that a search engine would understand inference in natural language versus the query model used for so long. This interesting information came from Semantic Web in their post, “The Changing Landscape of Search Centers On the Semantic Web.”

This shift in search has dramatic implications for marketers, consumers, technology developers, and content creators. Who is to say what the future will bring and what the next “new thing” will be? Search has reached a level of sophistication that few expected.

Understanding how semantic search works is always a benefit. Many tools are being built on the concept of natural language processing and understanding to make discovery more meaningful by semantically enriching content. However, it does require special knowledge of terminology and coding to reduce errors. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specializing in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity.

Melody K. Smith

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

Becoming Relevant

July 29, 2014  
Posted in News, semantic

Linguamatics has launched I2E Semantic Enrichment to provide increased return on investment in enterprise search systems and radically improve speed to insight. MarketWatch brought this interesting news to us in their article, “Text Analytics Company Linguamatics Boosts Enterprise Search with Semantic Enrichment.”

What is I2E Semantic Enrichment exactly? It is used within an existing enterprise search deployment to enrich the current data, in other words, to make it more discoverable and provide more relevant search results.

I2E uses natural language processing (NLP) technology to achieve this, combined with a range of other strategies including application of ontologies, taxonomies, thesauri, rule-based pattern matching, and disambiguation based on context.

Even with semantic technology powering search, information management for any type of business is critical for fast, easy, and comprehensive findability.

Melody K. Smith

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

Semantic Technology Conference Celebrates 10 Years

July 22, 2014  
Posted in News, semantic, Technology

DATAVERSITY™ Education, LLC, and SemanticWeb.com have released the agenda and opening of registration for the 10th annual Semantic Technology & Business Conference (SemTechBiz). This interesting news came from Semantic Web in their article, “Semantic Technology and Business Conference Announces Agenda and Opens Registration.”

SemTechBiz brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities jointly impacting both corporate business leaders and technologists. This year’s conference will take place in San Jose, California, August 19-21, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center. For the first time, the conference will be co-located with the NoSQL Now! Conference.  To view the three-day agenda or learn more about the conference speakers and registration options, visit www.SemTechBiz.com.

Melody K. Smith

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

Searching and Finding

July 18, 2014  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Do the current methods of searching the Internet actually have an expiration date? The scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) believe that just may be the case. Their goal is to revolutionize the discovery, organization, and presentation of results. Network World brought this news to us in their article, “DARPA seeks the Holy Grail of search engines.”

DARPA’s Memex program is designed to develop software that will enable domain-specific indexing of public web content and domain-specific search capabilities. The technologies developed in the program will also provide the mechanisms for content discovery, information extraction, information retrieval, user collaboration, and other areas needed to address distributed aggregation, analysis, and presentation of web content.

Semantic technology continues to grow and expand its uses. Search is just one of those. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system, specializes in complex coding, tagging, and indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Semantics of Search

July 15, 2014  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Semantic search continues to develop and be even more integral to information management, but how does it affect your efforts to identify and employ keywords? This is assuming that keywords even matter anymore. How does it help make your content findable? This interesting topic was found on Brandpoint in their article, “Are Keywords Necessary in a Semantic Search World?

Semantic search returns much more specific answers to search queries, rather than the previously deployed hierarchical list of approximations Google guessed the user meant. In the pre-Hummingbird days, content was created around keywords, which were then strategically placed in the hopes of attracting links back to the website, increasing its rank. The more links you had, the more confidence search engines placed in the trustworthiness of the website, and this was then reflected in the search engine results pages for the website — producing more visitors and ultimately more revenue.

Even with semantic technology powering search, 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.

Melody K. Smith

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

The Value of Your Data

July 10, 2014  
Posted in Autoindexing, metadata, News, semantic

Data is everywhere, but in the healthcare industry it is fast becoming the largest producer. Combine that with the many other initiatives in health information technology going on – electronic health records, ICD-10 coding classification transition, Affordable Health Care, Meaningful Use – they need whatever help they can find. EHR Intelligence brought this interesting information to us in their article, “Can the semantic web revolutionize healthcare analytics?”

It appears that analytics could be of great use here, but with everything else going on, the analytics landscape looks hopelessly complicated and intimidatingly expensive. It is important to understand the value of your data and how analytics can provide strategic direction in these times of change.

By eliminating the complexity of a solutions-based approach, customers have greater findability and better results. It is so very important to choose a product that makes your content findable – easily and thoroughly. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies and associated rule bases for machine-assisted indexing.

Melody K. Smith

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

Counting Calories Is So Yesterday

July 9, 2014  
Posted in News, semantic

Semantic technology has entered the kitchen, or at least, the kitchen arena. Apps, software and services that provide us with in-depth information about the food we eat have never been more popular. Consumers want to know more about their food than ever before. Enter software developers who are working fast and furiously to meet that demand. This interesting information came from Factor-Tech in their article, “Thirst for data: Nutrition apps and software to be revolutionised by semantic technology.”

Klappo is changing the status quo by collecting in-depth nutritional data from a vast range of sources, including recipes, restaurant menus, and packaging labels. The results are far more extensive than you would get from a typical food label. Using semantic technology, the system reads the instructions to create an accurate picture of what the cooking process is and what the resulting nutritional information will be. This is a far cry from counting calories from ingredients.

Melody K. Smith

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

The New Search

July 8, 2014  
Posted in News, search, semantic

Digital marketing is changing in every industry, but none more than the insurance industry. There are tactics more appropriate and effective than the search engine optimization and keyword linking of days gone by. Google has made that very clear. Using proper keywords and acquiring backlinks is still relevant strategy for ranking your insurance agency or carrier website in search engines, but the volume of keywords and accumulation of backlinks must look natural.

This change is being driven by semantic search. This kind of search has the ability to make associations between things in ways that come closer to how we humans make such connections. So search results that provide more relevant resources to our actual needs are of a higher value than link driven results. This interesting information came from Small Business Trends in their article, “How Semantic Search is Changing Insurance Industry Digital Marketing.”

Melody K. Smith

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

The Time of Data

June 27, 2014  
Posted in metadata, News, semantic

Informatica has announced its Intelligent Data Platform that is designed to provide “the right data at the right time.” Sci-Tech Today brought us this information in their article, “Informatica Intros Its Planned Intelligent Data Platform.”

There are three components to Informatica’s Intelligent Data Platform. A data intelligence layer delivers self-service data for businesses, collecting metadata, semantic data and usage information. A second component, the infrastructure, offers clean and connected data. And a data engine aggregates and manages data.

Not yet a completed product, the platform is being developed as “a combination of existing Informatica platform capabilities and new product initiatives, some of which are in early beta testing.” Apparently some platform capabilities will be available as packaged offerings and reference architecture by the end of this year.

Melody K. Smith

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

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