New Products Announced at SemTech 2011

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Leading industry companies will unveil and debut the newest products paving the way in semantic technology.

 

New York, New York (PRWEB) June 01, 2011

 

Mediabistro.com (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced new product releases that will be revealed at the Semantic Technology Conference (#SemTech), the world’s largest conference on the commercialization of semantic technologies, taking place June 5-9, 2011 at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square.

 

SemTech is the preferred industry platform for exhibitors to announce product launches and breaking news. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to view products and services from top industry insiders including the following: 

 

Revelytix will discuss several products, including: Spyder – a Relational to RDF conversion tool, Spinner – a SPARQL federation tool, and Rex – a RIF rules engine. Together these tools transform the information management capabilities of any enterprise.

 

Oracle will show how semantic tools within Oracle Database can effectively store, manage, inference and query RDF/OWL data for enterprise applications.

 

Ontotext will present the Web Mining Framework, (WMF) which involves a process of focused web crawling, screen scraping, text-mining, normalization, data merging, and de-duplication, resulting in normalized, structured data.

 

Inform Technologies will launch the Inform AdContext Service, which uses semantic metadata to fine-tune ad selection and make ads more topically relevant to the content.

 

Clark & Parsia will show how Pellet 3 (a leading OWL 2 reasoner) and Stardog (the new, world-class RDF database featuring fast SPARQL query performance) can be used to build fast and scalable semantic applications for the enterprise.

 

Cambridge Semantics will demonstrate how non-technical business users can combine Microsoft Excel and Anzo ETL to intuitively create mappings from an existing clinical database to the industry standard SDTM ontology and do live analysis.

 

Cray, Inc. will launch the Cray XMT System, designed specifically to run challenging big data graph analytics workloads that bring traditional systems to their knees.

 

Pragmatech will debut CTRL, a semantic engine that goes beyond words into concepts, which are then composed into topics that are subsequently analyzed to identify the ‘key’ topics that describe what a certain document is about.

 

ai-one will debut the Topic-Mapper SDK for text, enabling creation of intelligent applications that deliver better capabilities for semantic discovery, lightweight ontologies, knowledge collaboration, sentiment analysis, AI and data mining.

 

Talis will present Kasabi, a new web application that aims to support organisations in the publishing and monetization of data on the web.
Protégé will provide updated information on the latest enhancements to the tool and a description of WebProtégé, the web-based version that provides lightweight ontology editing directly in your ontology browser.

 

Knowledge Hives will introduce Civet, which uses NLP techniques to identify and analyze keywords in text; map them to concepts from vocabularies such as WordNet; and deliver an RDFa document with key words, phrases and names referencing Linked Data concepts.
Semantrix will debut its SM3 Social Multimedia Metadata Manager, which delivers enhanced content value through metadata extraction, annotation and cross-referencing using NLP, Search, Ontology and proprietary concept extraction.

 

MIT and Zepheira will show the latest work on Exhibit 3.0, fixing many shortcomings of the original, popular tool from the MIT Simile Project, making it far more scalable, modular, and feature rich.

 

To register for the conference, request a press pass, or to view the program schedule, visit http://semtech2011.semanticweb.com
2011 SemTech sponsors, leading vendors, and developers will demonstrate dozens of innovations at the SemTech Expo Hall.
They include Ontotext, Oracle, Revelytix, Elsevier, Fluid Operations, iQser, Ontoprise, OpenAmplify, OpenText, Orbis, TopQuadrant, XSB, Cognition, Morgan Kaufmann, Expert System, Tom Sawyer Software, Semantic Valley, Semantifi, Liaison Technologies, DERI, Franz, Semantic Arts, Semsphere, and more.

 

For sponsorship and exhibit information, contact: 

 

Frank Fazio
Senior Director of Sales, Events
203-662-2887
eventsales(at)webmediabrands(dot)com

 

About WebMediaBrands Inc.

 

WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (http://www.webmediabrands.com), headquartered in New York, NY, is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to media and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company’s online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry’s leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, sports news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile, and the Semantic Web; and (ii) AllCreativeWorld.com, a leading network of online properties providing content, education, community, career, and other resources for creative and design professionals. The Company’s online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos and premium membership services. The Company’s trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company’s online business.

 

All WebMediaBrands press releases are here: 

 

http://www.webmediabrands.com/corporate/press.html
For information about WebMediaBrands contact:
Amanda Barrett
Director of Marketing
212-547-7879
press(at)webmediabrands(dot)com

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Is Mobile BI Worth the Hype?

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By Ramy Ghaly

If yours is like the average business, chances are your need for mobile analytics is, frankly, limited. Most companies are toward the wide end of the funnel shown in the graphic below, with many employees using mobile devices for mundane matters like email access (the classic “BlackBerry use case”); perhaps a few of them benefit from high-end functions like alerts, and even fewer from interactive mobile analytics.

For users to benefit from mobile BI, they must be able to navigate dashboards and guided analytics comfortably — or as comfortably as the mobile device will allow, which is where devices with high-resolution screens and touch interfaces (like the iPhone and Android-based phones) have a clear edge over, say, earlier editions of BlackBerry.

The next time your BI vendors touts its mobile business intelligence capabilities, invite them to present use cases that demonstrate these capabilities as implemented at other customers.

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HP To Acquire Analytics Specialist Vertica

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By Ramy Ghaly

The buyout will help HP counter IBM’s recent acquisition of Netezza as analytics sector heats up.


Hewlett-Packard said Monday it agreed to acquire Vertica, a privately-held developer of software that lets businesses analyze and interpret information stored in enterprise databases. The move should help HP keep pace with rival IBM, which recently bolstered its analytics portfolio with the buyout of Netezza.

HP officials said the deal will help enterprise customers cope with vastly increasing amounts of information coming into their organizations—through the Web, mobile phones, smart devices, and other sources.

IBM enhanced its analytics portfolio late last year with the $1.7 billion acquisition of Netezza, which bundles analytics software with specialized hardware.

HP said it expects the deal to close in the second quarter.

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Why Watson and SPSS Are IBM’s Big Data Yin and Yang?

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By Ramy Ghaly March 02, 2011

However, the promise of this holistic data environment doesn’t stop with IBM.

As I reported in a recent post explaining the limits of Watson as a machine-learning platform, its ability to process and answer questions based on natural language is a big deal, but the system as currently comprised is largely relegated to the realm of answering specific questions based on the very specific data loaded into it. However, thanks to a $14 billion investment in analytics acquisitions over the past several years, IBM has a robust portfolio products with which to complement Watson’s impressive capabilities. According to IBM VP of Predictive Analytics Deepak Advani, SPSS — the predictive piece of IBM’s analytics puzzle, which it bought for $1.2 billion in 2009 — might just be Watson’s ideal mate.

The next step is determining the best treatment plan, and that’s where Watson comes in.

Asked a question about the best-possible treatment plan for that particular patient, given the patient’s particular background, Watson could scour its database to suggest a plan, or plans, for the doctor to consider.

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What is “ctrl-news” ? FAQs #search #media #analytics #semantic #textmining #datamining #news

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Ramy Ghaly February 16, 2011

Ctrl-News is powered by the “ctrl semantic engine“, ctrl-news is an online service that can be viewed as a “customized news homepage” for its users.

The ctrl-News homepage allows users to filter news semantically and topically, depending on their preferred and customized subject(s) of interest. Moreover, users can see an automatically-generated summary, as well as the entities and the key topics (disambiguated) for every news article received.

Who is behind ctrl-News?

ctrl-News is not only powered by the ctrl semantic engine, it was actually created by the same team who created ctrl to show ONE possible application that can be built on top of their semantic engine ctrl – the first product of the Research and Development group at PRAGMATECH.

 

How to register to this service?

Click on the “FREE Sign Up” button and fill in the required fields in the personal settings. You also need to provide ctrl-news with at least one subject of interest that you like to follow.

 

The following error appeared “Subject of interest X has 44 words. It should have a minimum of 80 words” why is that?

ctrl-News relies on heavy semantic analysis of the text that comprises your subjects of interest in order to find the most related articles from everyday’s news. Knowing that, it is recommended to enter at least 80 words in each subject of interest to ensure best results.

 

How to retrieve my password?

Click on the “forgot my password” link on top , and provide us with either your username or email. We will reset your password and send you a new one to your registered email.

 

Concerning retrieved articles, what retrieval accuracy should I expect from ctrl-news?

ctrl-News results are all automatically generated by the ctrl semantic engine, and, therefore, rely totally on the topical similarity between the entered subject of interest and the processed news articles. Therefore, in some cases, the returned articles do not match the user’s expectations – although we are certain that our accuracy in determining topic relevancy is extremely high. Please use the feedback functionality to report such cases helping us accordingly to improve the existing system.

 

How does ctrl-News decide on the similarity between articles and my subject of interest?

ctrl-News uses the ctrl semantic engine to process each subject of interest you enter. It then tries to find the most related articles from the processed news articles based on their topical similarity (in addiction to other subtle document attributes). By topical similarity we mean that the main topics of the subject of interest are similar to the ones of these articles. Accordingly, you might receive articles that are discussing the same topic with different ‘players’ (location, people, etc). Please use the feedback functionality to report the cases where you didn’t find the results relevant.

 

How far back does ctrl-news retain my retrieved results?

Currently 2 weeks. However, we may prolong this period in the future if enough users deemed this necessary.

 

What is meant by entities?

The Entities section displays all the ‘names’ of things that ctrl automatically identified in the text along with their specific type and definition. These include names of Agencies, Associations, Awards, Brands, Companies, Consumer products, Diseases, Educational institutes, Events, Medicines, Organizations, Outlets, People, Political events, Political group, Publication, Software systems, Teams, Tournaments, Websites, gadgets.

 

What languages does ctrl-News support?

Currently, ctrl-news only supports the English language. However, with relatively minimal effort, its semantic engine can virtually support any language.

 

Can I advertise on ctrl-News?

Pragmatech’s ctrl team is currently working on another application that can showcase their ctrl engine’s superiority in semantic analysis through semantic push of ads on ctrl-News. This functionality will be free of charge and very easy to use. Stay posted!!!

 

Which media sources do you fetch your news from?

On the bottom part of homepage (when not logged in) a list of news sources appears in a flash animation. Also, you may find the list in the archive section. However, this list contains more detailed information of the RSS feeds ctrl-news fetches from each of these news sources.

 

ctrl-news have a predetermined list of news sources. Can I add or suggest a new one?

We welcome all suggestions and we will try to process all requests. Clearly, multiple requests for the same news source will receive more consideration than others.

 

How many friends can I invite to join ctrl-News?

Invite as many friends as you like, or share it on your favorite social-network by using the existing share panel found on all pages.

 

How to stop receiving the daily emails while retaining my registration with ctrl-news?

Login and go to your “My Profile” page (link on top). Click on the “Personal Settings” panel, and tick the “Deactivate Your Daily Email Report” checkbox.

 


Since ctrl-News is powered by the ctrl semantic engine, its results are more accurate than any of the other existing keyword-based attempts. We hope you find ctrl-News beneficial. Don’t forget to provide feedback and why not even invite few of your friends!

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