So, about me marketing, strategy, people, processes, puzzles, tools, usability, products, productivity… research, analytics, financial markets, work, the world, people… living and doing their jobs discovery – information – connecting - its about helping real people living and doing their work unlock “SME-tise” and enable the many
me (one more thing)… I’m interested in lots of different things... Visual Usability Running Value Networks Finance me
me (one more thing)… I’m interested in lots of different things... particularly where they interact…
me (one more thing)… I’m interested in lots of different things... particularly where they interact… and in their outer reaches…
me (one more thing)… I’m interested in lots of different things... particularly where they interact… and in their outer reaches… in the interstices - where they overlap. Biology and Anthropology System Dynamics and Economics Usability and Value Networks As you might experience with:
Interstices Why am I telling you this? To me, this is what semantic technologies and the Semantic Web are about. Enabling the crossing of lines, bridging gaps, unlocking expertise, getting things done… for people.
NLP and Entity Extraction (using Calais) Try this live by going to http://sws.clearforest.com/calaisviewer/ In this example we discussed Calais using natural language processing to “read” text submissions, re-displaying with items marked and classified. We then considered how this can enable asking the web questions on a grand scale, and tabulation of results of NLP from millions of pages.
… applied to blogging (e.g. Zemanta or Tagaroo) See live example In this example we looked at how the Zemanta plug-in “reads” a blog post while you are writing it, and provides images and links for you to include in the post – based on its “sense” that these are related to what you are writing.
Behind the scenes at the “semantic web” companies you’ve probably heard of – like:
Radar Networks’ Twine
Soon-to-be Microsoft’s Powerset…
it is all about named entities, classes and type data - and these services, while not making it so apparent, are trying to build this (whereas Google is, at least outwardly, more about statistical ranking – likelihood of meaning).
See Trueknowledge at http://beta.trueknowledge.com/ and try finding an entity (person, place, event, thing…) and try out “Add Knowledge” to see the process of unambiguous entry.
Linking Data (global scale – possibilities emerge) Source: DERI http://richard.cyganiak.de/2007/10/lod/