March 15, 2011 – Semantics is playing an increasingly important role in the development of knowledge management tools across a variety of industries, but some of the most interesting developments are coming from the media world.

We found this interesting topic on Mashable in their article, ‘How Semantic Search Is Redefining Traditional & Social Media.” The goal of semantic search is to improve search result accuracy by understanding the searcher’s intent and the contextual relationships between the terms used in the search.

Though all websites are in the business of capturing people’s attention, news organizations and blogs depend on it for their very existence. Making their content findable is priority number one.

This is where linked data and social media come into the picture and are making strides in the media world. Ultimately data on the web continues to grow in value and they are making that data much more accessible.

Melody K. Smith