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.
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
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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.
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.
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An illustration with the extraction and representation of semantic relations
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.
Metadata plays an essential role in film and TV production as well as in the entire media value chain ranging from the idea of a script, followed by production planning, production and post-production, up to distribution and archival . Unfortunately, lots of information gets lost in the fragmented processes, especially when multiple companies are involved.
Wikidata is Wikimedia's knowledge base that provides structured data about the world for Wikipedia, its sister projects and the world. It was started 4 years ago and has grown into a significant player in the open data and Wikimedia ecosystem. This talk will give