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Ivo Willems

How do you convince a well-run IT department to expand its horizon into the world of Semantics? How can you explain to business users the need to incorporate Semantics? What are the types of investments one has to make to start? What are the tools/techniques that best support Semantics and fit withing our organization?

Alan Morrison

Technology innovations aren't all created equal. Most are incremental improvements (Type I), layers of a new stack, for example, that accumulate over time. Stacks become towers of Babel, triggering struggles with complexity. Migrating to the cloud simply hands the complexity problem over to service providers.

Daniel Rosenberg

We live in a time of data. Every day, tools for creating, storing, communicating, and manipulating data grow more sophisticated and ubiquitous. Yet, the cultural and intellectual frameworks that underlie our data-saturated world are old, and their histories illuminate important aspects of our present.

Chris Welty

Watson, the computer that achieved prominence in 2011 by defeating the all time best players of the American TV quiz show, Jeopardy!, was a herald of a new age.  Suddenly it was possible for machines to understand us, in our own language.  In the six years since, new AI and cognitive capabilities for machines are being announced at a dizzying pace, yet in the 60 years before Watson, AI moved co

Aaron BradleyEamonn Glass

Millions of players consume or create content related to EA’s video games every day. For EA, managing this content using traditional content management systems and databases had become increasingly difficult. The environments in which this content was created, stored and consumed kept growing in number and complexity.

Utz Westermann

Current metadata and information about data lineage are crucial for understanding and interpreting data in a Hadoop data warehouse. At the same time, Hadoop data warehouse projects sink or swim with the ability to continuously add new data sources and views as business requirements evolve.

Nathalie Aussenac Gilles
An illustration with the extraction and representation of semantic relations
 
Miel Hostens

Since the 1950’s, computers have been used as a management tool in dairy farming. Over subsequent decades, dairy herd management software has evolved consistently and the personal computer has emerged as an important management tool to primarily monitor production, reproduction and health.

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