Finding Relevance

May 7, 2015  
 Posted in indexing, metadata, News, search

Rovi Corporation introduced the industry’s lastest and some say most robust metadata product, Rovi Knowledge Graph.

Securing the Data

May 5, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

Data security breaches have not been limited to one particular type of business. Retailers have been victims, as has the healthcare industry. Ironically, education institutions also suffer data breaches at a rate of just over one per week. But the real victims have been the customers and patients who trusted their most personal information to these organizations while assuming that those organizations’ security measures would be enough.

Referencing the Data

May 4, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News, reference

TopQuadrant has released TopBraid Reference Data Manager™ (TopBraid RDM) to bring consistency and accuracy to reference data management.

One Data, Two Data…

April 27, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News, search

Data is so much more these days than we ever thought possible. That doesn’t just apply to volume but in the variety of data types. There is structured data, semi-structured data, and unstructured data – plus there’s big data, which isn’t exclusive of any of the other types.

Looking at Data Differently

April 1, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

A unique exhibit is coming to Chicago soon that gives you a different perspective on science, literally. Maybe you are interested in seeing science from above? Or curious to see what impact one single person or invention can have? Inspired by innovation? Desperately seeking tools to better manage the information flood? Maybe you are simply fascinated by maps?

Understanding Data

April 1, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

For some enterprises, big data analytics can be intimidating, but it is a refined discipline that delivers tangible insights. A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems.

And the survey says…

March 12, 2015  
 Posted in News, reference

The Ancient World Online (AWOL) blog is looking for academics who have used open data in their teaching to share their experiences. By conducting a mini survey to understand which portals, tools or repositories academics use to retrieve open datasets, they can better understand how this information is being used in teaching and learning in higher education. Have you taken the AWOL User Survey?

The White Paper is Here

March 2, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News, Taxonomy

Back when Steve Martin rejoiced in his name being in print and predicting things will start happening to him now, the reference to white pages was much different. KM World recently released a white paper on big data and though it contains helpful information to tackling the challenge that comes with the data explosion, they didn’t need to run through the streets declaring its arrival.

Better Analytics, Better Data

February 23, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

Cambridge Semantics and SPARQL City are collaborating to offer an integrated graph analytics solutions with semantic understanding to help enterprises get better understanding and value from big data.

Lost and Found

January 30, 2015  
 Posted in metadata, News

Yet again, another report about data security breaches at retailers and banks. America’s largest bank, JPMorgan Chase, is one of the latest high-profile victims, and it is still reeling from this summer’s cyber attack that compromised 76 million household accounts. Law firms are not immune from this type of disaster. Recently a study reported that 15% of U.S. law firms experienced a security breach in 2012, either through hackers, a break-in, a web site exploit, or a lost or stolen computer or smartphone.

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