The Value-it roadmap to be published soon

By Javier Carbonell, June 24, 2010 3:13 pm

Undoubtedly the final value-it roadmap of STE is one of the most relevant project outputs. We can find analysis about STE from the point of the demand, and from the point of view of the offer, but not about how to connect offer and demand. This document tries to bridge this important gap and try to near this two worlds.

The document includes an in-depth study of STE taxonomy from the point of view of demand, factors that condition the market of STE,  a mapping for several vertical sectors about where Semantic Technologies can be more feasible to be used, an analysis of STE suppliers that can offer solutions taking into account the prior taxonomy, figures about the potential STE market…

For more information please, stay tuned.

The value-it use case collection to be published soon

A new document with a nice collection of Use Cases elaborated by value-it team will be published soon. This document will be a relevant collection of use cases related to application of semantic technologies.

It will include real examples, and other that are not mature yet.  All of them will be segmented by vertical sector and by area of application. They are based on real applications of partners, value-it analysis, and value-it interviews.

Please stay tuned because document will be accessible for all and free, soon.

Semantic Technologies monthly review. June 2010

During June month news and movements related to semantic technologies have continued gaining pace, perhaps as a prelude of a successful SemTech conference (we will not include SemTech news in this post as it has just started) .
Advertisement is getting momentum as an area where Semantic Technologies have an important say. During this month Crystal has announced that will be focused on licensing its Semantic Advertising Technology  and Admeld And Peer39 formed an alliance.

Editorial industry is relying on semantic technologies to manage information, too. Thus, Elsvier has adquired semantic technology provider Collexis Holdings, and  in  the field of 2.0 applications, Huffington Post bought Adaptive Semantics to keep up with 100,000 comments a day
As technological innovation, it must be highlighted the launching of  AllegroGraph 4.0, the first Native RDF database in the industry by Franz
Other relevant announcements have been: Experts System adopts COGITO(R) Monitor Platform to Semantically Search and Analyze Online Sentiment, the startup Primal that is taking the approach of trying  to understand the actual meaning of a user’s commands  to create a webpage that contains the exact information he is looking for, TechAmerica will try  Monster’s Semantic 6Sense Search Technology in its hiring process. or that Yummly Launches World’s First Semantic Search Platform for Food and Recipes

Very fascinating is the initiative from Expert System to create a semantic valley consortium in Italy to promote Semantic Technologies. Some time will be required to know if this proposal will be followed by others
The interest and trust in Semantic Technologies can be seen in the fact that startups focused on these technologies are getting funding, for instance Inform Technologies (dedicated to semantic search) has risen 4$ million from VC, and wordster (that tries to provide the correct meaning of a word based on the context) one million.

There are some curious news as an article claiming that  Semantic Technologies could have prevented the BP oil disaster. And some good articles of dissemination and analysis of Semantic Technologies:  How Semantic Technology Can Help Real-World IT or, Toward the Semantic Web

Semantic Technologies monthly review. May 2010

By Javier Carbonell, June 1, 2010 5:31 pm

More activity related to semantic technologies continued during May month. In the field of new usages of Semantic Technologies we can hightlight some relevant  facts, as Jini is building a smart ‘Taste Engine’ for Google TVU.S. Defense intelligence Agency selected Inttensity software for text extraction solution for mission related work, Thomson Reuters has added financial video service, or the semantic application to take notes: Springpad

There were too some curious applications that added the funny point to the utilization of semantic technologies, for instance, Semantic Experts from EffectiveSoft analyzed lyrics of Eurovision song contest 2010,or that IdolStats successfully predicted american idol cast off through social media monitoring.
As in prior months, search applications continued playing an important role in Semantic developments, in this area Exalead has adviced travel websites about the huge possibilities of semantic technologies to offer personalized services to users.
The Data.gov, as happens with other Open Data innitiatives  is seen as a source of possibilities for semantic technologies as depicted in this article, and SemTech as it ocurred in previous years , is raising a lot of interest and lots of mentions in media as its date is getting closer.

Other aspect to catch the level of  Semantic Technologies interest, is that VC continue fundraising companies in Semantic Technologies areas , for example Saplo has  raisen 500K$ for semantic text analsyis from VC, and Similar Changes has shifted its name to Similar Groups and raised more funding.
Other movements in Semantic sectors are that CEO Matt Zelesko (former Joost CEO) joined Inform Technologies as CTO, OpenAmplify bolstered leadership position in semantic web with additional patents, and Evri, that absorbed Twine, went Mobile for tech news on Android Phones.
Finally an interesting article  to read about Enterprise 3.0

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