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7 Ways Semantic Technologies Make Data Make Sense

As unstructured data piles up, semantic technologies help organizations drive business value through a better understanding of the data they have, its value, and the relationships pieces of information have to each other.
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Companies want to understand which data sources are available, the quality of the data flowing from those sources, and any data dependencies. Given the large number of databases so many organizations have today, those companies need an efficient way of cataloging the databases and understanding the data that resides in them. Semantic models provide an effective way of doing that. 
'You can use semantic models to annotate what's in the data and to describe the business meaning of the data. Because a semantic model is a graph representation, it's really much easier to represent data in the way people think about it,' said Sean Martin, CTO and founder of Cambridge Semantics. 
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Understand The Information Landscape

Companies want to understand which data sources are available, the quality of the data flowing from those sources, and any data dependencies. Given the large number of databases so many organizations have today, those companies need an efficient way of cataloging the databases and understanding the data that resides in them. Semantic models provide an effective way of doing that.

"You can use semantic models to annotate what's in the data and to describe the business meaning of the data. Because a semantic model is a graph representation, it's really much easier to represent data in the way people think about it," said Sean Martin, CTO and founder of Cambridge Semantics.

(Image: Bonnybbx via Pixabay)

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1/1/2016 | 11:21:39 PM
Re: Term weights represent an extremely powerful feature, and care should be taken when using them.
@ExtremePresentation, same on my end, interesting to know :) very interesting :)
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12/30/2015 | 6:03:50 AM
Semantic Technologies and Managed Services
No doubt that semantic technologies help the organisations to enhance the business value that can be achieved by understanding the data, how much it values and how one info is related to another. Managed services companies well understand the importance of data. This is the reason why all organisational data is secured in terms of backup and disaster recovery plans are discussed at the time of agreement.
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12/29/2015 | 3:07:27 PM
Re: Term weights represent an extremely powerful feature, and care should be taken when using them.
Interesting comments, Ilya - thank you.  I wonder if Edmund Husserl, in his work with language, which may be more natural and more metaphysical than Moore or Russell, saw something like this.  If you have looked into Husserl already, I stand corrected; but if you find something in his work, I would be fascinated to learn more.  Have a great day.
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