Semantic Web Jobs: Socrata

socrataSocrata is looking for a Data Analyst intern in Seattle, WA. According to the post, “Socrata Data Analysts help customers solve data-related problems, including transforming data from a business-process-optimized storage format to a consumption-optimized format. This is an ideal position for a business-oriented analyst who enjoys diving into the heart of data and discovering the depths of what it holds. You will work with influential customers like the World Bank, Data.gov, New York City, Baltimore, Maryland, New York State, USAID, Health and Human Services, the United Nations, and numerous other public sector organizations, working with an amazing group of talented people in a fast-paced technology startup environment.” Read more

Cambridge Semantics Identified in Gartner’s ‘Hype Cycle for Life Sciences 2014’ Report

Cambridge SemanticsBOSTON, Mass. (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 — Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of Smart Data solutions driven by Semantic Web technology, was named in the recent ‘Hype Cycle for Life Sciences 2014 ’ report by Gartner, Inc. The report details key insights pertaining to the benefits in the knowledge graphing category.

According to Gartner analysts Michael Shanler and Stephen Davies, “The use of these systems can help accelerate innovation activities, expose complex relationships with scientific stakeholders, and support collaboration and innovation strategies as they relate to drug discovery, translational medicine, competitive intelligence, and clinical research.” Read more

Your TV May Soon Tell You What You Want to Watch

nhkJohn Boyd of IEEE Spectrum reports, “With satellite, cable, and terrestrial TV stations broadcasting in the hundreds and Internet-based entertainment content companies also competing for viewers’ attention, finding something to watch is, strangely, a growing challenge. To help simplify the task, researchers at Japan’s public TV and radio broadcaster Nippon Hoso Kyokai, better known as NHK, plan to begin testing technology to automatically assess in real time a viewer’s interest in a TV program or video and then suggest other programs to watch based on the results.” Read more

You Can Take An Active Role In Schema.Org

brickHave you wanted to get involved in the schema.org project? Your contribution to the collaborative effort driven by Bing, Google, Yahoo and Yandex for a shared markup vocabulary for web pages is more than welcome. As Dan Brickley, who is developer advocate at Google, noted during his presentation about schema.org’s progress to date at this summer’s Semantic Technology & Business Conference, the “pattern of collaboration with the project [is] we’re trying to push work off on people who are better qualified to do it, and then we mush it all together.”

What is meant by that is that the project is so broad, covering such a huge amount of topics, that the input of experts – whether from the library, media, sports or any other of the multitude of communities whose vocabularies are or aim to be represented – is incredibly valuable, and very much encouraged. In an overview of the 2013-2014 releases, which included TV/radio, civic services, and bibliographic additions, as well as accessibility properties, among others, Brickley related that during the year, “We listened a lot. We listened to people who knew better than us about accessibility, about how broadcast TV and radio are described, about describing social services, about libraries, journals, and ecommerce, and then integrated their suggestions into a unified set of schemas.”

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Semantic Web Jobs: University of Arizona

University_of_Arizona logoThe University of Arizona is looking for a Metadata Services Librarian in Tucson, AZ. The post states, “The University of Arizona Libraries’ Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) seeks a Metadata Services Librarian/Specialist to lead in the establishment, implementation, and assessment of metadata services that support research and researchers at the UA. This newly created position will provide consulting on issues related to metadata, both externally to the campus as well as within the libraries, and will cohesively support researchers and faculty through the breadth of services provided by ODIS. This position reports to the Head, Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship.” Read more

IBM Watson Chief Mike Rhodin on What Watson Has Taught IBM

WatsonBarb Darrow of GigaOM recently wrote, “IBM’s Watson natural language query/cognitive computing prodigy was a huge PR coup for Big Blue. Three years ago, Watson defeated Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings on national TV and beat other challengers like a drum on a subsequent victory tour. (Ask Gigaom’s own Stacey Higginbotham about that sometime.) IBM rode that wave for years to show that despite its woes, it can still do really hard stuff. IBM wants Watson to be a $10 billion business by 2023. But, unfortunately for IBM, there is ‘not a lot of commercial application to playing Jeopardy,’ Mike Rhodin, IBM SVP for Watson, acknowledged at Emtech 2014 at MIT on Tuesday.IBM invested untold millions in Watson, so it’s now time for Watson to, in the tortured words of another Emtech presenter, become ‘a market-based solution’.” Read more

Google’s Knowledge Graph Now Mines Facts from Data Tables

Google HummingbirdJosh Ong of The Next Web reports, “Google today revealed details behind a new search feature called Structured Snippets that displays information pulled from data tables on webpages. The feature actually began rolling out last month, but the company’s research team explained the technology in a post today. The search engine has been progressively adding new information through its Knowledge Graph database. This latest feature adds more data below the snippets of text in a search query.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Oracle

OracleOracle is searching for a Software Developer – RDF Engineer in Reston, VA. The post states, “An excellent opportunity to work with talented, innovative and intelligent people like you who are dedicated to delivering extreme performance and developing the technologies of tomorrow at Oracle.  Continue to develop your skills and expertise through Oracle’s professional development, training, and tools. Work directly with customers and contribute to identifying, designing and implementing solutions for projects. Incorporate Oracle best practices and reference architectures to expertly deliver cutting edge capabilities to our customer.  Design and develop semantic based ontologies using RDF/RDFS and OWL, map Relational Data to RDF using R2RML, integrate with custom and commercial software and architectures using SPARQL and Open Standards Interfaces.” Read more

The Most In-Demand Big Data Jobs Available Right Now

B5150336351_ae2a64336a_bernard Marr recently wrote, “It’s been estimated that by 2015, almost two million people will be employed in big data jobs in the US. Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist, is quoted as saying “…the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians” and Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor at Babson College, believes that a data scientist has the sexiest job of the 21st century. So what are these sexy jobs? Here’s a quick look at some of the positions available today that might allow you to break into the glamorous and exciting world of the big data professionals.” Read more

Healthline Launches New HealthData Engine

hitcJasmine Pennic of HIT Consultant reports, “Healthline, provider of intelligent health information and technology solutions, today launched its HealthData Engine to harness the power of structured and unstructured data to improve outcomes and reduce costs. The new big data analytics platform leverages the company’s market-leading HealthTaxonomy, advanced clinical natural language processing (NLP) technologies and semantic analysis to turn patient data into actionable insights.” Read more

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