Case Studies in Search and Semantics: Real-world Applications of Data, Documents, and Triples Working Together
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  Jim Driscoll   Jim Driscoll
Principal Technologist
  Stephen Buxton   Stephen Buxton
Director of Product Management, Search and Semantics


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM

Level:  Technical - Introductory

The power of a NoSQL database is in its ability to handle all kinds of information, in any format, from any source, and make that combined information space available to users to discover, understand, and make decisions.

In this talk we'll describe real-world case studies where users leverage structured data, documents (XML), and triples (RDF) in combination. We'll start with the BBC, who power their record-breaking BBC Sports web site using data + documents + facts/relationships, then describe groundbreaking work in Healthcare, Media, Financial Services, and Intelligence.

To wrap up, we'll look into the future of Semantic Search Applications, and see how close we are to the world of "Minority Report", where all information is available in context to explore, navigate, and customize.

  • Learn how 3 different data paradigms - structured data, documents, RDF triples - can work in combination
  • See real-world examples of the power of Semantic Search in context
  • Seek into the future of Semantic Search Applications

Jim Driscoll is a Principal Technologist with MarkLogic, working with large scale database systems using XQuery. His career has included work at JavaSoft on the initial version of servlets and the first version of Java, Enterprise Edition. Entering management, he led the effort to release the GlassFish Application Server as Open Source Software. He implemented the JavaScript/Ajax layer in JavaServer Faces, and sat on the JSF 2.0 expert group. He has 4 patents currently in process for work on the Groovy-based DSL used in Oracle's PaaS product.

Stephen Buxton is Director of Product Management for Search and Semantics at MarkLogic, where he has been a member of the Products team for 8 years. Stephen focuses on bringing a rich semantic search experience to users of the MarkLogic NoSQL database, document store, and triple store. Before joining MarkLogic, Stephen was Director of Product Management for Text and XML at Oracle Corporation.

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