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Open Calais @ Transparent Text



Quick intro to OpenCalais as semantic plumbing, as presented by Tom Tague (@TomTague) at IBM's Transparent Text conference (#tt09).

Quick intro to OpenCalais as semantic plumbing, as presented by Tom Tague (@TomTague) at IBM's Transparent Text conference (#tt09).



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Open Calais @ Transparent Text Presentation Transcript

  • 1. OpenCalais Transparent Text Sep 21, 2009
  • 2. Things I Don’t Have to Talk About
    • There’s lots of text in the world
    • Most of the world’s knowledge is in text
    • You should stop ignoring it
    • If you’re going to work with text it needs structure
  • 3. Today
    • Going to cover three things
      • The text problem in one slide
      • What is OpenCalais? What does it do?
      • A few examples of how people are and could use it
        • Sorry – no pretty visualizations
  • 4. The Text Problem (aka Why OpenCalais?)
    • Target areas where:
      • The economics don’t support metadata creation
      • The value of metadata is potentially high
      • The value of aggregated metadata is potentially extremely high
    Seconds Years Seconds Years Tweets New Gen News Legacy News Scient. Pubs Great Novels Latency Shelf Life
  • 5. OpenCalais…
    • OpenCalais extracts smart metadata from unstructured text and links that metadata to the Linked Data cloud.
  • 6. Calais progress to date
    • Launched in late January, 2008
    • 15,000+ developers have joined
    • 3-5 million content transactions per day
    • Delivered six major update releases
    • Free (as in free) for commercial or non-commercial use
  • 7. OpenCalais 101 John Doe, the CEO of Acme Corporation, announced today the appointment of Jane Doe as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Person {John Doe} Person {Jane Doe} Company {Acme Corp} Person:Position {Person: John Doe} {Position: CEO} {Company: Acme Corp} JobChange {Person: JaneDoe} {Position: CFO} {Company: Acme Corp} {Status: Entering} Business Finance 97% Entities Facts Events Category
  • 8. Unstructured Text Calais extracts entities, facts and events Metadata returned to the user with keys Keys provide access to the Calais Linked Data cloud Which provides information and other Linked Data pointers To a range of open and partner Linked data assets, including Thomson Reuters 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 9. Quick Demo
  • 10.
    • How is OpenCalais Being Used Today?
  • 11. Triage – aka Improving the SNR OpenCalais Rules
  • 12. Unification of Diverse Content Assets News1 OpenCalais Common Coding / Ontology Press Releases News2 Give me documents where “John Doe” is mentioned in relationship to an M&A event
  • 13. Event Stream Analysis Text Stream (News, etc) Analysis OpenCalais
  • 14. Investigative Networks Government Contract Documents Birth, Death, Wedding & News Person:Person Person:Company BusinessAlliance Person Person Person:Person Person:Company BusinessAlliance FamilyRelation OpenCalais OpenCalais