This week on the blog, Seth Grimes provides an answer to the age-old question "What does semantic content enrichment mean?" We find out how husband-and-wife team Carl and Sally Greyling plan to ‘reinvent search.’ The BBC shows off its technology know-how by sporting a new semantic website, and Richard Kastelein tells us why temporal metadata — or Tagging TV — could be the new oil.

Each week we bring you the most thought-provoking news on how the semantic web is changing the way web users discover, interact and exchange online.

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Smart Content Reviewed: Text Analytics & Semantic Content Enrichment Breakthrough Analysis

Spurred on by an online debate about the distinction between text analytics and semantic content enrichment, I turn in this article to the pressing question: "What does semantic content enrichment mean?" As IBM's Marie Wallace remarked, it’s great to see the term semantic content enrichment generating discussion although, she continued, "I suspect that most people still don’t differentiate it from just text analytics."

How SA start-up wants to ‘reinvent search’Tech Central

Run on a shoestring budget by husband-and-wife team Carl and Sally Greyling, Gatfol has gradually taken shape over the past nine years. They hope to launch their first product in a fortnight — an applet that will work with Internet browsers and turn any search bar into a powerful tool that can handle far longer and more complex queries than currently possible.

Launching the new BBC Sport websiteBBC

In the past when a journalist wrote a story they would have to place that story on every relevant section of the website. A story about Arsenal playing Manchester United, for example, would have to be placed manually on the home page, the Football page, the premier league page, the Arsenal page and the Manchester United page – a very time consuming and labour intensive process. Now the journalists tell the system what the story is about and that story is automatically placed on all the relevant parts of the site. We are using semantic web technologies to do this, an exciting evolution of a project begun with the Vancouver Winter Games and extended with the BBC’s 2010 World Cup website. It will really come into its own during the Olympics this summer.

The Channel: Tagging TV and Temporal Metadata - App Market

Historically, TV metadata has been used to supply Electronic Programme Guides (EPGs) and therefore has been adequate for description at a show level. Typically when the industry talks about TV metadata, they talk about snippets of information and images provided by companies such as Rovi and Gracenote that can be used for the descriptive editorial information, images and multimedia on one show as a whole. But what about at the scene level? And why is temporal metadata — or Tagging TV — the new oil? Itʹs now all about applying metadata not just to a whole piece of content, but individual chunks within it, such as a movie scene or song. Of course, this can be relevant both for production and search/ discovery... but the real value lies in providing contextual data on the second screen — whether that is curated or automated, factual or commercial. Let me explain further.