Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Digital Health Social and Semantic Search


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The word for 2013 is not only mobile, it is “semantic” Semantic is appearing as an adverb, or adjective  in many of the realms of health.  Semantic search, semantic interoperability, semantic natural language processing all seem relevant.  Semantics' are almost everywhere.

David Amerland writes about Google Semantic Search for SEO and marketing, as well as it’s foundational aspects for any web search.

David Amerland helps multi-national clients and start-ups to organize their SEO and Social Media strategies. He is a business journalist, author and international speaker. He blogs about social media and search engine optimization, writes for a number of prominent websites and advises a handful of corporations on their social media crisis management techniques.

His books on SEO and Social Media demystify the complexity of the subjects they cover for readers around the world providing an accessible blueprints to better understand and take advantage of the opportunities offered by the connected economy.

David has written several publications relevant to health research as well as searches for other topics 

The Primacy of Search in the Semantic Enterprise


Digital Health Space predicts that semantic search will become embedded in health IT for natural language processing (NLP). It can be used to reference material in real time, for defined specifics and metrics.

So what is web 3.0, and why is it called the semanticweb (table)? Although both terms are used interchangeably, they convey slightly different, if complementary, views of the new web. The web 3.0 label is often used as a marketing ploy for “the next big thing.” An important feature of web 3.0 is that it enables computers to talk to each other so that they can perform the tasks necessary for us to do our work. However, a primary feature of web 3.0 is that it uses metadata—data about data. This will transform the web into a giant database, and organise it along the lines of PubMed, or one of our trusted medical library catalogues.2



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