OpenCalais and Oracle

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Call it Semantic Web, Web 3.0, SemTech or just plain cool, it is coming to business. It is no secret that I am unabashedly bullish on the role of semantic technology in enterprise information management. THIS STORY on the combined OpenCalais extraction and semantic document indexing capabilities of the newly released 11.2 Oracle Spatial database is proof positive that this thinking is on the right track.In fact, the architecture of the 11.2 Oracle Spatial DB semantic document indexing engine allows you to chain any extractors (e.g. GATE, Oracle Text, or 3RD Party) and trigger them based on rule sets and criteria. This provides for an almost infinitely rich RDF creation capability. That RDF data store becomes the foundation for a new generation of truly evolutionary business applications.

I have also been priming all you dear readers with the needs and strategies for implementing this next stage in enterprise information evolution in my ongoing series about accidental collaboration in the enterprise.

If you have read any of those posts, you realize the emphasis I place on the need to get at the data within the content container. Semantic based extraction, text analytics, NLP and ontology based extractors are the way to do it. Oracle continues to innovate by tooling the business systems to (finally!) gain access to that wealth of data.

Stay tuned for more...

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Hey Billy - thanks for your vote of confidence! We are incredibly excited to part of Oracle Database 11g R2, and created a landing page to welcome Oracle users - and provide an introductory FAQ - here: http://www.opencalais.com/OracleFAQ Best, -Krista The OpenCalais team

Posted by Krista Thomas on September 10, 2009 at 01:56 AM CDT #

Billy, This is a great move by Oracle and would help allay customer fears about the maturity of Semantic web technologies. I have to point out that semantic tagging is associated with a date, so tags and related information are relevant on the date the analysis was made. The example discussed in semanticweb.com - 'This enables Oracle users to do much more complex and interesting and queries such as 'What was the percentage of price change for companies with a management change over the last month?' or 'Show me the price changes for semiconductor companies that have legal issues versus those that don't.' may not always work unless the referred sources provide data in rdf. Both the share price and management information changes day by day.. This issue is not new to BI/RDB vendors - reports are always as good as the data or fresh as the a data, but this fact may be lost on users. Does Oracle provide any way around this to allow data to periodically re-analyzed and re-tagged ? - Atul

Posted by Atul Kedar on September 24, 2009 at 01:17 AM CDT #

You point out some good things Atul. The crux of your point is this, "...[Semantic Technology Solutions] may not always work unless the referred sources provide data in rdf. " And this is precisely the key point that I have been writing about throughout my whole series on Ten Requirements for Collaboration. I outline the needs for accessing that data, accessing the changes in data, storing it as RDF, aggregating it and then doing the analysis and reporting against those changing aggregates. Ultimately this will yield a "flexing graph" of relationships and data that is a rich information set of patterns, trends and intelligence. Thanks for pointing it out!

Posted by billy on September 24, 2009 at 02:24 AM CDT #

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