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IBM Makes Watson Available via API

IBM Makes Watson Available via API | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
IBM has upped the ante in the API game by making its Watson question-answering system available as a service. That’s right, Watson could soon power your smartphone app.

Via Ed Stenson
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"In order to encourage programmers to take advantage of the platform, IBM is working with venture capital firms — including New Enterprise Associates — to support and fund startups using the Watson API."

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luiy's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:20 AM

IBM didn’t have to flaunt its debatable cloud dominance over Amazon Web Services on the sides of public buses if it wanted to upstage the cloud kingpin at its user conference this week — Big Blue could have just led with the news that its famous, Jeopardy!-champ-destroying Watson system is now available as a cloud service.

 

That’s right: Developers who want to incorporate Watson’s ability to understand natural language and provide answers need only have their applications make a REST API call to IBM’s new Watson Developers Cloud. “It doesn’t require that you understand anything about machine learning other than the need to provide training data,” Rob High, IBM’s CTO for Watson, said in a recent interview about the new platform.

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BBC - Things

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"It uses Semantic Web technologies that allow open access to our data and is built on top of our Linked Data Platform. The types of data we maintain about things can be found in our Ontologies."

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In Europe, Taking Smart Cities to the People - Urban Land Magazine

In Europe, Taking Smart Cities to the People - Urban Land Magazine | dataInnovation | Scoop.it

Data from “Smart Citizen” trials can guide government decisions on carbon, resources, planning, and resilience.

 

The world’s first truly “smart city” may not yet exist, but for U.K. digital innovation lab FutureEverything, the concept is already ripe for reinvention.

 

Much like the technology that has allowed policy makers to envision the urban environment as better planned, more efficient, and intelligent, the definition of what smart city actually means is undergoing rapid change. And Drew Hemment, chief executive officer of FutureEverything, a nonprofit creative community-interest company based in Manchester, England, is just one of the digital innovators helping European cities understand the implications. ...


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" Manchester is now the third European city after Barcelona and Amsterdam to try the Smart Citizen project. It is a grass-roots digital initiative that provides decentralized open-data platforms and tools—available to anyone—to record their real-time interactions with their surroundings and provide critical data sets that will help define urban needs."

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Making research easier and smarter with semantic publishing technologies - Editors' Update - Your network for knowledge

Making research easier and smarter with semantic publishing technologies - Editors' Update - Your network for knowledge | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
A common researcher complaint is that with so much published literature available, it can be difficult to locate relevant articles. Then there are concerns

Via Jose C. Gonzalez
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"Semantically enriching articles by text mining - and then mapping the concepts and entities described in the text to a hierarchical taxonomy - adds another layer of meaning to the raw article. "

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How does your political allegiance affect your views on public transport?

How does your political allegiance affect your views on public transport? | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
A survey on how voters feel about different types of transport demonstrates how fundamentally we all conform to type, writes Hannah Fearn
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"According to the study, half of voters across the political spectrum believe government should be investing in the three most popular forms of transport: road, rail and bus. ....

But here’s the thing: driving yourself is trusted most significantly among Conservative voters, with 43% preferring it compared with 27% for Labour and 29% for Liberal Democrats."

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Semantic SOA makes Sense! - DATAVERSITY

Semantic SOA makes Sense! - DATAVERSITY | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
by Dave Duggal. While it’s no longer trendy to talk about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) due to limited initial results, it is implicitly the architectural-style of our age.
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" Semantic SOA, interfaces are expressed in ontologies, which provide a common data model for humans and machines to interpret their meaning. By making data a first-class citizen of a SOA, we can finally move from one-off syntactic integration to automated interoperability."

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Seven Ways to Create a Storymap | #opendata #maps #ddj

Seven Ways to Create a Storymap | #opendata #maps #ddj | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
Evidence is Power

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luiy's curator insight, September 2, 5:13 PM

The above examples describe a wide range of geographical and geotemporal storytelling models, often based around quite simple data files containing information about individual events. Many of the tools make a strong use of image files as pat of the display. it may be interesting to complete a more detailed review that describes the exact data models used by each of the techniques, with a view to identifying a generic data model that could be used by each of the different models, or transformed into the distinct data representations supported by each of the separate tools.


- See more at: http://schoolofdata.org/2014/08/25/seven-ways-to-create-a-storymap/#sthash.tWi68hgm.dpuf

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Who Needs Open Data for the Extractive Industries? | Natural Resource Governance Institute

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"Efforts like the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and more recently disclosure legislation in the US and EU, have increasingly made it a part of "responsible business" for companies and governments to be open and transparent about their financial dealings in oil, gas and mining. However, revealing payment data alone achieves little, especially when it has been locked up in PDFs, or aggregated and anonymized. It runs the risk of further limitations if unaccompanied by openness about the deals that have been signed. Governments and citizens alike need to know what happens to the money after it reaches the country's treasury. Following the money is becoming an important concern in resource-rich countries, to ensure that money from oil, gas and mining is transformed into increased revenues for the government, into open and effective budgeting, and ultimately into sustainable development that benefits all citizens."

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SPARQL City’s Benchmark Results Showcase New Possibilities in Enterprise Graph Analytics - Semanticweb.com

SPARQL City’s Benchmark Results Showcase New Possibilities in Enterprise Graph Analytics - Semanticweb.com | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
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"With the building adoption of new W3C standards, we recognized that an RDF and SPARQL based solution to graph analytics was well matched to the analytic opportunities that were materializing around Big Data and the web, and our pedigree allowed us to build this solution in a way that addressed the needs of the enterprise.”"

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What the UK government can learn from Google autocomplete

What the UK government can learn from Google autocomplete | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
From alien invasions to cleaning up dog poo, here’s what we can learn from what people type into Google
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Metacademy - Level-Up Your Machine Learning

Metacademy - Level-Up Your Machine Learning | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
Metacademy - a free open source platform for efficient, personalized learning.

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Data Virtualization for Big Data Analytics | SmartData Collective

Data Virtualization for Big Data Analytics | SmartData Collective | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
Analyzing big data is now an important part of business operations, and it requires significant time and resources to better understand and apply the solutions that big data offers. One developing technology that is greatly simplifying this process is virtualization, specifically data virtualization, which is allowing businesses in increase their value while turning big data analytics into an important enterprise tool.
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"data virtualization is a data integration approach allowing an application to retrieve and manipulate data without needing to know how the data is stored or formatted.......

In essence, data virtualization simplifies the access to the data while also simplifying the appearance of that same data. "

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Don’t Get Snowdened: 5 Questions Every CEO Should Ask Their CIO / CISO

Don’t Get Snowdened: 5 Questions Every CEO Should Ask Their CIO / CISO | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
Today is the 1-year anniversary of the historic Snowden disclosure.  In the year since the first stories about Edward Snowden appeared, one of the lasting affects of the scandal is a heightened awareness of the risk posed by rogue insiders. This increased focus on rogue insiders has spread beyond the
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"Unfortunately, basic search capabilities are ineffective at analyzing petabytes of data to proactively identify different forms of anomalous behavior."

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Open #Development Toolkit | #opendata #tools #dataviz

Open #Development Toolkit | #opendata #tools #dataviz | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
Open Development Toolkit

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I want to visualise aid data

I want to understand aid flows into my country / from my country / from a certain donor /globallyI want to find aid data

 

What is ‘open development’?


Open Development sits at the intersection of the ‘open’ movement, and international development. This could take the form of looking at how open data can affect decisions made within international development; open access to research materials; or opening up the ways we work, for example by being more inclusive, to name just a few examples. If you want to find out more about open development, join the Open Development mailing list, where a wide range of topics within Open Development are discussed. It’s open to everyone to join!

 

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How the GB Rowing Team is mining big data | Information Age

How the GB Rowing Team is mining big data | Information Age | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
GB Rowing’s senior sports scientist Mark Homer shares how his team is analysing data to improve their chances of success (RT @Timothy_Hughes: How the GB Rowing Team is mining big data http://t.co/EJU7tJ9QQX...

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"Training/health and wellbeing is all about monitoring the impact of training on the athletes. We collect blood lactate data.

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We want to know the indicators that make people more susceptible to injury. 

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Another key area is predicting future champions.

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That’s part of the reason that we partnered with SAS. The first step is getting the data in order and in one place. We need to be able to mine and analyse data on individuals and groups."

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French Startup Sépage Says the Future of the Web is Semantic - Semanticweb.com

French Startup Sépage Says the Future of the Web is Semantic - Semanticweb.com | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
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"Websites like Amazon already have recommendatory systems based on statistics (‘Users who bought this also bought…’). This type of approach works, but has the disadvantage of providing converging recommendations. For instance, if you buy a Star Wars DVD, the recommendations will probably be Star Wars Episode two and three. Now, with a semantic recommendation approach, the algorithm would search the graphs and find out, for instance, that Star Wars was inspired by Isaac Asimov’s Foundation books, or other similar science fiction movies. Much more inspiring. And inspiration can be very valuable.”"

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Four Big Data Use Cases for the Media and Publishing Industry

Four Big Data Use Cases for the Media and Publishing Industry | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
The media and publishing industry traditionally collects and generates vast amounts of data, which can result in new and innovative business cases.

Via Vanrijmenam
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"These four examples of Big Data in the media and publishing industry are only the beginning. With so much data available already and more data underway, Big Data could truly revolutionize this industry."

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Evaluating sentiment in financial news articles

Evaluating sentiment in financial news articles | dataInnovation | Scoop.it

Can the choice of words and tone used by the authors of financial news articles correlate to measurable stock price movements? If so, can the magnitude of price movement be predicted using these same variables? We investigate these questions using the Arizona Financial Text (AZFinText) system, a financial news article prediction system, and pair it with a sentiment analysis tool. Through our analysis, we found that subjective news articles were easier to predict in price direction (59.0% versus 50.0% of chance alone) and using a simple trading engine, subjective articles garnered a 3.30% return. Looking further into the role of author tone in financial news articles, we found that articles with a negative sentiment were easiest to predict in price direction (50.9% versus 50.0% of chance alone) and a 3.04% trading return. Investigating negative sentiment further, we found that our system was able to predict price decreases in articles of a positive sentiment 53.5% of the time, and price increases in articles of a negative sentiment 52.4% of the time. We believe that perhaps this result can be attributable to market traders behaving in a contrarian manner, e.g., see good news, sell; see bad news, buy.

 


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White House Names Google's Megan Smith as New Chief Technology Officer

White House Names Google's Megan Smith as New Chief Technology Officer | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
The future of the federal governments technology infrastructure is now in the hands of a Googler -- Megan Smith.

Via Pierre Levy
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"Smith had been at Google for more than a decade and helped oversee deals that led to some of the company's most ambitious and successful products, including Google Maps and Android. "

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Wikimedia España: Wikimedia España organiza Wiki Loves Monuments 2014

Wikimedia España: Wikimedia España organiza Wiki Loves Monuments 2014 | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
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"La dinámica del concurso es sencilla y la participación es gratuita. Se trata de realizar fotografías originales de monumentos y compartirlas bajo una licencia libre entre el 1 y el 30 de septiembre de 2014. "

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W3C Publishes Linked Data Platform Best Practices and Guidelines - Semanticweb.com

W3C Publishes Linked Data Platform Best Practices and Guidelines - Semanticweb.com | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
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"The W3C’s Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group has published a document outlining best practices and guidelines for implementing Linked Data Platform servers and clients."

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Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements

Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0:  Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
Sofia, Bulgaria (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 -- Today, Ontotext released GraphDB™ 6.0 including enhancements to the high availability enterprise replication cluster, faster loading speeds, higher update rates and connectors for Lucene, SOLR and Elasticsearch. GraphDB™ 6.0 is the next major release of OWLIM – the triplestore known for its outstanding support for OWL 2 and SPARQL 1.1 that already powers some of the most impressive RDF database showcases.
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"GraphDB™ Connectors allow for integration with search engines and NoSQL databases. "

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Transporte público de Santiago utilizará sistema de Big Data a través de la red de Entel

Transporte público de Santiago utilizará sistema de Big Data a través de la red de Entel | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
La Subsecretaría de Transportes (Subtrans), Entel y Ericsson firmaron esta semana un acuerdo de colaboración para el desarrollo de herramientas de Big Data que permitan una mejor gestión del transp...

Via Toni Sánchez
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"el trabajo conjunto de Entel, Ericsson y la Subtrans busca identificar cómo la información que generan los usuarios de la empresa de telecomunicaciones al hacer uso de la red en sus desplazamientos, puede ser correctamente manejada e interpretada para que la autoridad tome decisiones para una gestión eficiente del transporte público en Santiago. "

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Machine Learning Books • /r/MachineLearning

Machine Learning Books • /r/MachineLearning | dataInnovation | Scoop.it

Collection of Machine Learning books.


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Linked data. Connecting and exploiting big dataLinked data


Via Irina Radchenko
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"A functional view on big data"

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Great ideas on how to collect and exploit linked data.

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Paul Brook: big data can seem scary but it's about being informed – video

Paul Brook: big data can seem scary but it's about being informed – video | dataInnovation | Scoop.it
Paul Brook says that although big data can seem scary, it has tremendous benefits
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"People, leaders or organizations can feel frightening

tremendous benefits and big insights
supporting new business can be the future of tomorrow.
Data is everywhere."

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