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10 Jobs That Cognitive Computing Apps Can Improve

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by Angela Guess InformationWeek contributor Doug Henschen recently wrote, “Computing power meets the human-like capacity to speak, seeing, reason, and learn. That’s what cognitive computing is all about, as exemplified by the category leader, IBM Watson. But is this practical technology that can affordably handle important tasks? Even before it acquired the AlchemyAPI platform last…

KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management

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by Angela Guess KMWorld recently announced its list of 100 companies that matter in knowledge management, and the list includes a number of semantic technology companies with a focus on machine learning, deep learning, or natural language processing. Hugh McKellar writes, “For us here at KMWorld, knowledge management is an attitude, an approach, not an…

2015 Trends in Cloud Computing: The Mobile Paradigm

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by Jelani Harper Those still unconvinced of the utility of Cloud Computing and its vitality to Data Management should know three key facts: IDC projected spending on public and private clouds to exceed $100 billion in 2015. The Cloud has long operated as the point of integration (an enabler) between the most salient Data Management…

Persado Raises $21M to Make Human Copywriters Obsolete

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by Angela Guess Barry Levine of Venture Beat reports, “If you’re a marketer with a knack for writing great copy, you may want to learn another job skill. New York City-based Persado is offering an artificial intelligence-based system for creating the most effective text for emails, web pages, and other marketing. Today, it announced it…

2015 Trends in Data Modeling: The Machine Learning Effect

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by Jelani Harper Data Modeling has become easier – in certain instances. It has arisen from the nearly exclusive reach of Data Scientists and IT departments to take up residence where it is needed most—within the comforting confines of the business. There are still a number of caveats involved with this trend, as end users…

NLP Startup Taykey Raises $15M

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by Angela Guess Erin Griffith of Fortune reports, “Taykey, a New York startup that makes software for marketers, makes use of 50,000 inputs and 47 engineers with seven doctorates in natural language processing to build tools that surface trends. Inputs include anything from people ‘checking in’ with Foursquare’s Swarm app to a widely popular weather…

The Semantic Web: Moving Forward in 2015

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by Jennifer Zaino We’re all waiting to see what’s next for the Web of Data – that is, the Semantic Web – after a year that had numerous highlights including: the official publication of HTML5, which boasts the ability to describe the structure of a web document with standard semantics; a flurry of activity for…

2015 Trends in Big Data: Real Time

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by Jelani Harper The Big Data marketplace capped another successful year in 2014, with vendors procuring billions of dollars in funding. Headlines surrounding the Internet of Things, the trend towards mobility and Cognitive Computing have solidified the future of Big Data technologies and their centrality to the Data Management landscape. The coming year will herald…