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Semantic search will help find hidden knowledge in education and more


Just what I’ve been looking for? Or imagining? If nothing else it should feed into the TV Play of mine ‘The Contents of My Mind’ that the BBC Script Department rejected in 2007 – about a young woman who goes into a coma after a car accident and whose memories are ‘restored’ courtesy of some crude AI.

Gigaom

After a car accident and subsequent coma ended up leaving her in a senior citizen’s home having to relearn how to do everything, Ramona Pierson, co-founder and CEO and Declara, had an epiphany that led to her to found and build a semantic search company. The technology behind Declara helps people discover esoteric and hard-to-find information.

In a conversation at Structure Data in New York on why the future of search is semantic, Pierson explained that so far Declara has been used in education, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing industries, where a lack of knowledge transfer between employees could result in death. Places like oil rigs or in cement manufacturing plants, for example.

Pierson also mentioned that Declara is being used for judicial reform in Latin America to help retrain an entire police force and judiciary by conveying new concepts across disparate regions and via methods that are tailored to each…

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