Enterprise Information Management in the 21st Century

EIM in the age of Semantcs, Big Data, and Social Media

Link Roundup – August 5, 2012

Here are some links in the world of Enterprise Information Management that you may have missed last week:

Big Data

Multi-Language Big Data and the Role of Linguistic Technology (B Eye Network) – An interview with a specialist in applying language processing against Big Data…

The Rise of Data Virtualization in the Cloud (Programmable Web) – The answer to the burning question, “What is the founder of Informix up to these days?”…

Will Hadoop Steal Work from ETL Solutions? (IT Business Edge) – An argument for Big Data tools to provide a possible solution to a long-standing data warehousing issue…

Exercise Better Data Management (OCDQ Blog) – A discussion on avoiding “MOData”…

Big Data: Changing How Business and IT Interact (Informatica) – Something that I find myself saying about a lot of “new” things…”You already know how to do this…”

Data Governance

A Manifesto for Managing Metadata in an Open World (Metadata Matters) – A concise summary of the Dublin Core philosophy of metadata management…

The Architectural Scope of Data Governance (Informatica) – Logical, not technical, architectural considerations for a large-scale data governance initiative…

Linked/Open Data

CKAN Instances Around the World (CKAN) – An ever-evolving list of worldwide stores of Linked Open Data, primarily from governments…

Top 10 API Worst Practices (Programmable Web) – How to ensure that a newly-published API is not used…

Five Keys to a Successful App Challenge (Programmable Web) – One method for developing interest in a new tool os to challenge developers to create new and innovative ways to use it. This post describes how to run a successful challenge program…

REST, Hypermedia, and the Future of Enterprise APIs (Programmable Web) – A primer on the development of the REST web programming paradigm, its challenges in conversing from existing methods, and a few predictions about the future…

Interview: Ora Lassila on Web Apps Powered by Linked Data (W3C) – An interview with one of the earliest proponents of Linked Data on where the space is heading…

Semantics

Banks Deploy Artificial Intelligence to Deepen Understanding of Customers (American Banker) – Despite the incorrect use of the “AI” term, this is a good introduction to the ways banks are using semantic acquisition to better understand their customers…

UMBEL Services, Part 4 – structOntology (AI3) – An extremely detailed description of the structOntology tool, which manipulates the Open Semantic Framework upper ontology. Since this is part 4, I have some catching up to do on Parts 1-3…

Google Introduces Structured Data Dashboard (SemanticWeb.com) – A new way to check on Google’s effectiveness in using structured data…

To Combat Unemployment, Improve Job Search Options (Huffington Post) – A compelling article on using semantic technologies to enhance prospects for the millions of people hurting right now…

From Information to Understanding: Moving Beyond Search in the Age of Siri (TechCrunch) – What do we really want our smart assistants to do?

WikiSeer Tackles Semantic Summaries (Virtual Strategy Magazine) – A press release about a tool that scours Wikipedia for the most important sentences about a subject…

Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments…

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