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Leveraging Context-Awareness allows you to Self-Construct Ontologies

Well, there’s been a bit of a gap since my last post, but no gap in my thinking about what to post on!  Back in mid-June I hosted a panel discussion at the SemTech conference with colleagues and friends Jeff … Continue reading

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Algorithms for the right time web?

The experience David describes in "The Right-Time Web" broadly fits in the "context -aware computing" arena – the intersection of where you have been, where you are, where you will be and when, and the topical/semantic context around each spatio-temporal … Continue reading

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The Right-Time Web

(By my friend and colleague David Boardman @dbboardman) A new buzzword, “right-time web,” has generated a great deal of interest recently. Effectively, it illustrates how the exponential growth of the “real-time,” web where live streams are continuously fed to us … Continue reading

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I Want My Personal Data Locker!

(co-written with David Boardman http://www.twitter.com/dbboardman) David Boardman The personal data locker. Do you remember getting your first locker? I do. It was 7th grade the first year of middle school. The big leap from elementary school into the land of … Continue reading

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Getting Boxed into the Personalization Corner (or Olly’s Problem with Pandora)

You can tell someone lots of facts about you, but what helps them “know” you is how they understand those facts.  Take for example my musical tastes – I can tell you I like “The Crystal Method,” “The Shamen,” “Simple … Continue reading

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Breaking the Shackles of the Schema with a More Humanistic Query Language

(co-written with David Boardman http://www.twitter.com/dbboardman) David Boardman: Many years ago I was on a trip with my wife across Ireland.  For those of you who have made the trip, it’s highly likely that you have a piece of Waterford crystal … Continue reading

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Unified View of the Customer. Let’s Do It!

(co-written with David Boardman, twitter.com/dbboardman) A battle cry heard around the world in enterprises and start-ups.  Hundreds, if not thousands of these initiatives start every day.  From the entrepreneurial social networking start-up to the world’s largest enterprises.  They all start … Continue reading

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