As Ornella Zampieri pointed out in her last post, ‘Big Data’ is core for our corporate strategy, but it still needs a lot of investigation to flesh out what areas of the organization can benefit most from the new opportunities coming along with this technology. Fact is that some aspects of ‘Big Data’ are more relevant for Wolters Kluwer than others.
If you deal with search technologies, you know that “In search, you’re only as good as your first results, so [putting the] best first is crucial to making search simple, fast, and relevant… best first must be a top priority“ (Morville & Callender). Read further >
Céginfó is one of the key products of CompLex Kiadó Kft. (Wolters Kluwer Hungary). It was originally a DVD product, a company database with a lot of (re)search capabilities. In 2012 the development of a web-based solution began together with www.napi.hu, a leading Hungarian economy news portal, with the idea that this joint development will reduce the costs and will help sales by driving traffic to the site from CEMP (Central European Media & Publishing) portfolio, to which www.napi.hu also belongs. Napi.hu was responsible for frontend, CompLex for backend. Read further >
Our world is becoming increasingly complex with more information sources and ways to access content than ever before. Anyone who searches for information is required to make more decisions about searching and expected to engage with an enlarged number and variety of search systems.”Google-like” search – aka one single search box paradigm – has become pervasive in research portals. On the other hand, searchers that are skilled in using Boolean operators still prefer to use them, since this way they are able to run very detailed searches. So the question is how to reconcile these two types of search in a portal. Read further >
What is the difference between heaven and hell? There are quite a few allegories out there, including the Lithuanian “Allegory of the long spoons”, which claim that the only difference is within the attitude of the people involved. In hell, there are people who are selfish and very limited in their way of thinking; and in heaven, there are cooperative people, who care about others and can therefore create a win-win situation for all – which takes me directly to the licensing dilemma we are currently facing in the Semantic Web community. Read further >
The formulation of the right query when searching into portals is demanding from a cognitive point of view also for legal or tax professionals who are educated and accustomed to use specific terminology. Semantic technologies can support the users to alleviate their effort in reasoning about how to better express search terms to reach their goal. Read further >
We are at the dawn of an age of immersion. We can no longer ignore the fact that our reality will be perpetually augmented with data and information. Computing devices that can beam information directly into your retina are reality. Lets face it, the number of people who drive around without GPS navigation or leave the house without an internet connected smartphone are increasingly dwindling. So let us embrace and prepare to seize the opportunity to power ‘Commander Data‘. Read further >
… and jogging is significantly reducing intelligence …and information really helps our customers.
I just went through a speech, which Neil Postman held back in 1990, where he cited people from even 50 more years back in time. And I find it hard to refute his central claims, including: “Information is not part of the solution, but instead creates new sorts of problems”.
Few weeks ago a new portal for legal professionals has been published by Wolters Kluwer Italy: it is called Studio Legale and integrates solutions prototyped within our R&D department and discussed also in some of my previous posts about semantic search and technology. Read further >
For professionals consumers of tax, legal and regulatory content, I believe that both search alerts and editorially authored news are important sources of current awareness. Think of a Venn diagram in which current awareness results from search alerts appear in one circle and results from editorially created news appear in the other. There is a convergence, specifically, new content that would be identified by both search alerts and by editorially authored news. But there would also be coverage unique to each. Read further >