At last week’s Semantic Technology Conference, I wasn’t able to venture much past our booth this year, but I wanted to highlight some of the big takeaways based on what I did see and what I heard others talking about.
Automatic news monitoring: Undoubtedly we are all “consuming” far more information than even a few years ago. Whatever the subject of our interest, a multitude of sources exist that cover most any aspect of it, and in great detail. Online news outlets, blogs, forums and social media produce a quantity of information that is [...]
It is common to read that one of the major issues with search or text mining technology investments is that it is basically impossible to calculate the ROI.
While I agree that calculating ROI is less deterministic than with other technology investments, I disagree that it can’t be done–it’s just that the calculation that has higher variance than others. Estimating the value of an organization’s information assets—specifically the value of each piece of information available to it at any moment in time—varies widely.
At a certain moment in time for any organization, its content [...]
The annual Semantic Technology Conference (SemTechBiz) is coming up this weekend in San Francisco and it looks like “Big Data” is the big buzzword this year. I’m glad to see so much conversation about the value that semantics can bring to the big data equation, especially to the unstructured part of big data. This is where semantic technology shines, and I’m expecting to see some great examples of companies who are taking advantage of this.
We’ll be talking about one of our own customer implementations in “Semantics Goes Beyond the Call Center” on [...]
Last week, the Microsoft masses descended upon Las Vegas for the annual SharePoint Conference. Pre-show estimates put attendance at 10,000, and from the looks of the packed sessions and general crowds it was at least that many if not more.
From my vantage point, some of the key challenges revolve around data integration, findability and migration. Microsoft has tried to emphasize new features in the enterprise search user experience and improve the backend scalability and performance by leveraging their acquisition of FAST. However, it all boils down to this: if I still can’t find what I’m [...]