Wednesday Sep 09, 2009

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.[Read More]

Tuesday Aug 25, 2009

A Decent SemWeb Explainer with a Services Angle

Check out this rather clever video explainer on why semantic platforms are coming (click through to view video)
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Thursday Aug 20, 2009

Ten Requirements for Achieving Collaboration #3: Usage & Context Patterns

We are in the midst of a series investigating intentional and accidental collaboration: INTENTIONAL: where we get together to achieve a goal and ACCIDENTAL: where you interact with something of mine and I am never aware of your interaction
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While intentional collaboration is good it is not where the bulk of untapped collaborative potential lies. Accidental collaboration is. But the challenge is to intentionally facilitate accidental collaboration. For the full list of 10 requirements see the original post. Last week I wrote about requirement #2: why the automated aggregation of content bound data is important. This week we continue the series investigating requirement #3 which continues on the aggregation theme: Usage and context patterns must be able to be automatically created, extracted, enhanced and preserved. It bears repeating that the reason we're spending so much time on aggregation is because it is in the aggregate that patterns and meta-patterns emerge that provide real intelligence that simply cannot be seen when looking at a single object. It is the difference between spotting "striking similarities" in two sets of DNA then pulling back and seeing that one belongs to a person and the other a cabbage. [Read More]
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