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Semantic Technologies Blog

Our semantic technologies blog is created by research experts as well as developers and consultants, reflecting their practical expertise.
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How Semantic Technologies Can Help Smart Cities Succeed

How Semantic Technologies Can Help Smart Cities Succeed

June 12, 2018

With the UN predicting that more than 70 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, the development of sustainable smart cities is a rising need. Cities are now capable of collecting and analyzing enormous amounts of data to automate processes, improve service quality, and to make better decisions. This opens …

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Integrating your Drupal CMS with an Out-of-the-Box Semantic Technology Suite 3

Integrating your Drupal CMS with an Out-of-the-Box Semantic Technology Suite

April 5, 2018

Drupal is one of the favourite enterprise content management systems. Especially government and non-governmental organizations embrace this open source platform to build advanced digital experiences. Over the last years, we have been developing several PoolParty semantic technology features and modules that integrate natively into Drupal. In this blog post, I introduce you to the semantic technology capabilities that …

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Data wrangling with OpenRefine, PoolParty and SPARQL -- Enabling multi-language thesaurus in PoolParty

Data wrangling with OpenRefine, PoolParty and SPARQL — Enabling multi-language thesaurus in PoolParty

March 16, 2018

In our recent endeavor to import in PoolParty the Google Product taxonomy in different languages, we encountered some challenges that needed to be addressed. The first challenge was that the Google Product taxonomy is in Excel (XLS) format, and for each language there is a separate file. The second challenge is on how to align …

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Streamline your Software and Data Engineering Process with Semantic Technologies

January 29, 2018

With technology being number one concern for most businesses, there is an increasing need for better lifecycle management of software and data engineering processes. Quality management is a critical component, especially nowadays with the explosion of big data sources and existing tools that tend to break at scale. In the case of semantic knowledge bases, …

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Information Management Survey 2018:  Knowledge Engineering at the Core of Cognitive Applications 1

Information Management Survey 2018: Knowledge Engineering at the Core of Cognitive Applications

January 16, 2018

The Semantic Web Company, Mekon and Enterprise Knowledge conducted an Information Management Survey for practitioners that provides new insights into the current status of this highly diverse technology field. 187 data and content professionals participated worldwide. Let us share the three key findings in this article and encourage you to download the full report.  Information …

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PoolParty GraphSearch brings knowledge search to a new level

PoolParty GraphSearch brings knowledge search to a new level

January 8, 2018

There is a strong connection between information storage and retrieval, namely how information storage is implemented under the hood directly impacts the retrieval or search. The knowledge management techniques we adopt have an immense impact on our daily productivity. For that reason, a lot of thought is given by us when we store information, asking …

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A Standard to build Knowledge Graphs: 12 Facts about SKOS

A Standard to build Knowledge Graphs: 12 Facts about SKOS

August 21, 2017

These days, many organisations have begun to develop their own knowledge graphs. One reason might be to build a solid basis for various machine learning and cognitive computing efforts. For many of those, it remains still unclear where to start. SKOS offers a simple way to start and opens many doors to extend a knowledge …

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PoolParty Academy: The Leading Online Portal to Learn about Semantics

June 19, 2017

In September 2016, the Semantic Web Company launched its new service the PoolParty Academy. The online learning platform covers semantic technologies in different levels of complexity. So far over 300 people worldwide participated in the program and got certified.

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