Semantic Web News & Analysis
| Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
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.
| Thursday Nov 21, 2013
When 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.
| Monday Oct 7, 2013
Think the only person that can solicit you on Facebook is a friend or friend of a friend? Think again.
| Thursday Aug 29, 2013
Norway-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.
| Thursday Aug 22, 2013
The 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.
| Tuesday Jul 30, 2013
Even 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.
| Wednesday Jan 23, 2013
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.
| Thursday Dec 27, 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.
| Monday Dec 17, 2012
Ray Kurzweil, an author, futurist and inventor, now works for Google.
| Wednesday Nov 21, 2012
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.
| Monday Oct 29, 2012
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.
| Tuesday Sep 4, 2012
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.
| Wednesday Jul 18, 2012
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.
| Tuesday Jul 17, 2012
Semantic web technology provider Calais plans to commence beta testing for the next version of its OpenCalais Web Service in August 2012. New features will include behind-the-scenes improvements to the processing pipeline as well as end-user facing features that include new entities, facts and events, and enhanced social tagging.