The Semantic Puzzle

Andreas Blumauer

Improved Customer Experience by use of Semantic Web and Linked Data technologies

With the rise of Linked Data technologies, there come several new approaches into play for the improvement of customer experience across all digital channels of a company. All of these methodologies can be subsumed under the term “the connected customer”.

These are interesting not only for retailers operating a web shop, but also for enterprises seeking for new ways to develop tailor-made customer services and to increase customer retention. Continue reading

Florian Huber

Using SPARQL clause VALUES in PoolParty

connect-sparqlSince PoolPartyWeb based ontology manager which can serve as a central hub for your knowledge organization. With PoolParty you can organize and maintain knowledge models based on widely accepted specifications like RDF, SPARQL and SKOS. fully supports SPARQL 1.1 functionalities you can use clauses like VALUES. The VALUES clause can be used to provide an unordered solution sequence that is joined with the results of the query evaluation. From my perspective it is a convenience of filtering variables and an increase in readability of queries.

E.g. when you want to know which cocktails you can create with Gin and a highball glass you can go to and fire this query: Continue reading

Nika Mizerski

SWC’s Semantic Event Recommendations

Semantic business conference

Just a couple of years ago critics argued that the semantic approach in IT wouldn’t make the transformation from an inspiring academic discipline to a relevant business application. They were wrong! With the digitalization of business, the power of semantic solutions to handle Big DataBig Data is an all-encompassing term for any collection of data sets so large or complex that it becomes difficult to process using traditional data processing applications.The challenges include analysis, capture, curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, and privacy ... became obvious.

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