Piecing Together the Semantics Puzzle

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on September 12, 2014

Putting a puzzle together can be frustrating as a child, yet this brain teaser becomes more gratifying as an adult. Carefully placing intricate pieces together to create a complete picture. I think we offered an almost completed puzzle last week in Leipzig at SEMANTiCS 2014, where we presented LOD2.

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The Value Chain of Analytics

Steven Lindo
Written by Steven Lindo
on July 25, 2014

Data vs. Information:

Raw data by itself is not very interesting. However, by applying purposeful processing with analytic algorithms to your data you can turn the unattractive bundles of characters and numbers into information and patterns, thus exposing the beauty and value of the data. But wait, there’s more. Information that is merely explanatory is less valuable than information that leads to action. So the promise from data science is that the value for your data is in the analytics and that the highest value is in the analytics that leads to action. Do you agree? Let us examine the value chain of analytics together.

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Let the Lawyer Play!

Ornella Zampieri
Written by Ornella Zampieri
on June 27, 2014

Playing is one of the human needs that lasts for a lifetime. We all need to have fun and since games are fun, providing players with a positive experience, people engage with games freely (when it is not pathological gambling) and with the mere motivation to enjoy themselves. Why don’t we consider our products for professionals as they were games? Read further >


The end of the document

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on June 20, 2014

Do you remember arguing with your partner during your holiday trip, whether the inconvenient street map on his/her lap is saying that you should take the next right turn or not? I do!

For some years now, we are more relaxed, because we have our digital lady telling us where to go. And if she is wrong, we know whom to blame, which strengthens our relationship even more.

What does this tell us about the future of the publishing industry?

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You can forget about that!

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on May 16, 2014

The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently decided that “An internet search engine operator is responsible for the processing that it carries out of personal data which appear on web pages published by third parties.”

Based on that decision, international websites as well as national discussion platforms in Europe are glowing with activity.

But what does that mean?

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The Times They Are a-Changin’

Christian Dirschl
Written by Christian Dirschl
on May 09, 2014

Fascinating, isn’t it? This song is older than I am and still fresher than I’ve ever been. It has a (hi)story on its own covering fifty years now. From being the “archetypical protest song” to becoming a part of strategic investment (a hedge fund manager bought the hand-written lyrics for more than $400k).

Still, the underlying question requires if not an answer, yet at least a reaction: How do I deal with change?

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Just Intelligent or Something More?

Ornella Zampieri
Written by Ornella Zampieri
on March 21, 2014

In this blog, many posts discuss how new technologies can be exploited in order to implement new systems and services to our customers. Maybe we have gone too far in looking ahead, however researchers and scholars in various fields are focusing to ensure that the human-machine interaction may take place through increasingly intelligent systems. After the Industrial one we are now in the middle of new Revolution. Read further >


Emerging Technologies for Lawyers

Ornella Zampieri
Written by Ornella Zampieri
on February 21, 2014

In Wolters Kluwer GPO Presents series this February, we are looking at emerging technologies and debating their applications for our customers. The discussion leads me to some ideas on how big data, analytics, semantic technologies, expert systems, and wearable devices together with our main asset – our high valuable content – can be orchestrated to offer new services to lawyers. Read further >


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