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Entries for the ‘semantic technology’ Category

The Role of Taxonomy in Intelligent Content

Intelligent Content 2011 - Palm Springs, CA 2/16-18Admittedly, taxonomy is probably the farthest thing from your mind if you’re designing an intelligent content application. My conclusion in working with search and enterprise content management technology is that taxonomy development and management is a key success factor in creating effective intelligent content systems. Taxonomy can inform content types and metadata schema, make for consistent tagging, harmonize disparate structured data, and drive dynamic search and navigation user experiences, even with not-so-intelligent legacy content.

Hybrid Approaches to Taxonomy & Folksonomy – SemTech 2009

Tagging isn’t new – it’s been around for a dog’s age in internet years. But in the past few years some fresh ideas and tools have reinvigorated the social tagging world. These new approaches include an attempt to improve findability through a bit of structure and control. While the idea of adding control to folksonomy seems like going against the whole selling point of social tagging (flexibility, openness), it is bringing the tagging to a new level, making it more viable for practical use in enterprises.

How to Turn Tagging into Cash: Take the Metadata Best Practices Survey

We tag stuff to add meaning, and so that we and others – especially information systems – can find it. But is your approach to tagging business content effective? Find out – take the Metadata Best Practices Benchmarking Survey from Earley & Associates and Taxonomy Strategies.

If it’s about Search 3.0, shouldn’t it be Google Cubed?

I’ve been trying to catch up on my surfing after losing a week to a hard drive failure and laptop rebuild.  One pretty big thing I missed was Google Squared (the other was Wolfram|Alpha – I’ll cover that in a separate post).  Google Squared is Google’s answer (or perhaps one of their answers) to semantic search […]

Creating a News Digest for My Website

I’ve been looking for some time for a way to simplify how I repost headlines from news sources and blogs, so that I can aggregate them into my own “digest” page of items of interest to share with my readers, network, and followers.  Several things were important to me about how to do this: I […]

UIMA – First Standard for Accessing Unstructured Information

I posted earlier today at Not Otherwise Categorized… about the announcement last month of OASIS’s new standard for the Unstructured Information Management Architecture, Version 1.0.  Read all about it here:  OASIS Approves UIMA – the first standard for accessing Unstructured Information

Talis Enters the Public Linked Data Arena

Ever have a data set that was burning a hole in your proverbial pocket, and you just wanted to share it with the world, but had nowhere to put it?  Well now you do.  For some time now Amazon has made large data sets publicly available through their Public Data Sets – but these were […]

Are you on Glue? (Maybe you should be…)

Glue is a “contextual social networking” browser plug-in from Adaptive Blue.  Glue works automatically as you browse popular sites about books, music, movies, wines, restaurants, gadgets, stocks, actors, TV shows, and other web content.  The Glue bar appears in your browser and lists friends who have browsed the same content and their comments.  This week in Read Write Web, […]