SemTech 2011 Announces Late Breaking Conference News

Additions to the leading semantic technology conference include presentations by IBM Research, PureDiscovery Corporation, Business Wire, Ad.ly,Inc., and more.

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New York, New York (PRWEB) May 23, 2011

Mediabistro.com (a division of WebMediaBrands Inc., Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced a number of late additions to the Semantic Technology Conference (#SemTech) schedule, making this year’s event the most anticipated and largest semantic technology event on record. The conference, set for June 5-9, 2011 at the San Francisco Hilton in Union Square expects over 1200 attendees and over 200 presenters.

Recent additions to this year’s conference include:

Aditya Kalyanpur, research staff member for IBM Research will lead a session entitled “Building Watson: An Overview of the DeepQA Project for the Jeopardy! Challenge,” a discussion of the the DeepQA technology and describe what it was like to build a Watson, the computer system that won on Jeopardy!.

“The rise of the Interest Graph: How Semantic Technology Will Lead What’s Next for the Social Web,” presented by Dave S. Copps, CEO of PureDiscovery Corporation will discuss the reasons why transactional searches will be replaced by social filtering. The real power and potential of semantic technologies will be unleashed as semantic vendors integrate the richness of the data being generated by the social graph (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to create networks that share more than just a relationship.

Jayson Lorenzen, Senior Software Developer at Business Wire will present “rNews: Embedding Metadata in On-Line News.” The IPTC recently released rNews, a semantic standard for on-line news. rNews uses RDFa to annotate HTML documents with news-specific metadata, to help with search, ad placement, aggregation and the sharing of on-line news.

Ad.ly Inc.’s Director of Engineering, Chris Testa will lead a session entitled, “How Hollywood Learned to Love the Semantic Web,” where he will discuss how he was able to put Linked Data to work to drive business results while optimizing brand matches for popular influencer on Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Other recent additions include:

  • The Real-time Web in the Age of Agents
  • Addressing Social CRM Expectations
  • How to Get Started with Your Semantic Project
  • Linked Open Government Data: What’s Next?
  • Baking with Data: from Jobs to Cars to Food
  • The New Content Ecosystem

To register for the conference, request a press pass, or to view the program schedule visit
http://semtech2011.semanticweb.com

2011 SemTech sponsors, leading vendors, and developers will demonstrate dozens of innovations at the SemTech Expo Hall. They include Ontotext, Oracle, Revelytix, ai-one, Cambridge Semantics, Cray, Fluid Operations, Inform, iQser, Ontoprise, OpenAmplify, OpenText, Orbis, Talis, TopQuadrant, XSB, Cognition, Morgan Kaufmann, Expert System, and more.

For sponsorship and exhibit information, contact:
Frank Fazio
Senior Director of Sales, Events
203-662-2887
eventsales(at)webmediabrands(dot)com

About WebMediaBrands Inc.
WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (http://www.webmediabrands.com), headquartered in New York, NY, is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to media and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, sports news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, mobile, and the Semantic Web; and (ii) AllCreativeWorld.com, a leading network of online properties providing content, education, community, career, and other resources for creative and design professionals. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.

All WebMediaBrands press releases are here:
http://www.webmediabrands.com/corporate/press.html

For information about WebMediaBrands contact:
Amanda Barrett
Director of Marketing
212-547-7879
press(at)webmediabrands(dot)com

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