This is a guest post from Nico Lavarini, Chief Scientist, who focuses on new methods and technologies to deliver better knowledge management solutions to customers as part of the R&D division of Expert System.
Today, while we are seeing more and more of the big players diving into the field of semantics most of them are not yet exploiting it in their core products.
Most approaches that you experience actually rely on machine learning, a wide variety of systems aimed at learning from data. These systems can be set up quickly and work well with data, but applied [...]
Consider these two scenarios:
8 a.m.: In advance of a product launch, a pharmaceutical analyst is at his desk, searching for news and information related to recent drug patents, highlighting the active ingredient, the intended application/use, as well as who owns it and the date and country in which it is filed, and any other pertinent information related to its performance in the market or other relevant innovations.
7 p.m.: At home, the same analyst is looking for a used car, something along the lines of a Volvo wagon, with air bags, maximum 150,000 miles, automatic [...]
Thanks to the expansion of the internet and the explosion of social media, the importance of semantic technology continues to grow. The semantic interpretation of content takes search beyond the border of keyword logic and into the network of relationships and connections between information and documents.
Inside the enterprise, unstructured information is made even more accessible by semantic technology, where the content of text documents, emails, social media posts and more is increasingly being recognized as a strategic asset.
We have identified 10 areas where we expect to see semantic technology making an impact in the coming year. See the [...]
Every day, millions of us scour travel websites for searching, comparing and eventually booking restaurants, flights and hotels at destinations across the world. Thanks to apps and mobile devices, access to such information is easier and faster than ever before. While some of the most well known tourism portals (such as Booking.com or Expedia) provide detailed information about various accommodations (hotels, B&Bs, apartments, etc.), they are also living examples of how search can be long and exhausting.
Imagine looking for a hotel in London for a couple plus child, within 10 minutes from the nearest Tube station [...]