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How Semantic Web Tech Can Make Big Data Smarter

Over the past few years, major enterprises have shown interest in combining semantic web technology with big data for added value. Let's take a look at what enterprises are seeking and why they think semantic web can make big data smarter.

Does Google's Panda Pounce Have Any Bite?


Just a few weeks ago, Google rolled out its latest Panda search-algorithm update -- otherwise known as the search update that could destroy your business.

Ever since, experts in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) world have been struggling to understand the potential impact.

But it turns out that few analysts can quantify the effects of the Panda update. In reality, Panda 4.0 may just be another overhyped move by the powerful Google.

Why Every Digital Marketer Needs a Graph

Customer Experience, Why Every Digital Marketer Needs a GraphWhen Google introduced the Knowledge Graph in 2012, they initiated the shift to semantic search -- the greatest shift in search since the introduction of the Page Rank algorithm. Instead of relying on documents connected by hyperlinks, the Knowledge Graph signaled Google’s move toward supplying answers based on knowledge embodied by entities connected via a graph of relationships. 

Digital marketers can learn a lot from Google’s shift to semantic search.

Work4 Exploits Facebook's Graph Search - Who's Next?

Customer Experience, Work4 Exploits Facebook's Graph Search - Who's Next?Think the only person that can solicit you on Facebook is a friend or friend of a friend? Think again.

Semantic Web CMS Webnodes 4.5: Enhanced Content Synchronization, Load Balancing

Semantic Web, Webnodes, web cmsNorway-based content management provider Webnodes AS is out with version 4.5 of its .NET-based, semantic Web CMS platform. Enhancements include more options for load balancing, ontology merging, and content synchronizations between installations.

Semantic Technology: The Future of Search for Digital Marketers

Customer Experience, Semantic Search: The Future of Search for Digital MarketersThe prediction that search would become increasingly semantic and graph-based has certainly proven to be more than true. Semantic technology is disrupting the traditional marketing experience as companies are turning to big data, algorithms, graph-data and automation to retain customers and increase sales.

Is Semantic Search the Solution to Information Retrieval in SharePoint?

Proportion of Searchable SharePoint Assets, information management, symantic searchEven though the use of SharePoint in the enterprise continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, recent research sponsored by Smartlogic shows that it is still creating problems for many users. In particular, of those questioned, more than half say that finding the right information is a major headache.

Futureful iPad App Launches, Promises Content Discovery in Style

A stylish iPad app launches, but does the Internet care? It might if the crew behind the Futureful app have their way. Futureful is like StumbleUpon's fancier, quirkier cousin, and if the Internets like anything new, it is surely a new way to find awesome Internets.

A Look Back at Customer Experience in 2012

2012 was certainly a busy year for customer experience managers. Web access turned into a pervasive part of life for the average consumer, meaning they “went online” differently than in the past and also had much higher expectations of the quality and convenience of their online experience.

Google Brings Ray Kurzweil Aboard to Lead Engineering

Ray Kurzweil, an author, futurist and inventor, now works for Google.

Splunk Reports Strong Third Quarter, 350 New Enterprise Customers

Based in part on the release of its Enterprise 5 big data and analytics tool, Splunk reported a strong third quarter with revenues up nearly 70% over the previous year.

Webnodes Releases Semantic Integration Server

Norwegian CMS provider Webnodes AS is releasing a standalone solution called Webnodes Semantic Integration Server. The server is comprised of a SPARQL endpoint and an SDShare protocol-based integration server.

BBC's Adoption of Semantic Web Technologies: An Interview

The BBC’s website for the 2010 World Cup was notable for the raw amount of rich information that it contained. Every player on every team in every group had their own web page, and the ease with which you could navigate from one piece of content to the next was remarkable. Within the Semantic Web community, the website was notable for one more reason: it was made possible by the BBC’s embrace of Semantic Web technologies.

The What and Why of Semantic Web Technologies

In my first article on The Semantic Web and the Modern Enterprise, I introduced the vision of the Semantic Web. I also discussed how the progress made while working towards that vision provides a strong foundation to help enterprises better deal with their information management challenges. In this article, we’ll take a high-level look at what the core Semantic Web technologies are, why they’re different from conventional technology approaches and how they deliver tangible benefits for enterprise information management.

The Semantic Web and the Modern Enterprise

shutterstock_97855988.jpg For over a decade the Semantic Web has been maligned, misconstrued and misunderstood. It’s been overhyped by its supporters while its critics have hung the albatross of artificial intelligence around its neck. Even its successes have been understated, often coming with little fanfare and without the mindshare and hype surrounding other trends such as Web 2.0, NoSQL or Big Data.

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