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How Semantics Can Make Data Analysis Work Like A Google Search

The interfaces used in business intelligence and data analytics are becoming smarter, conversational, and more powerful because, at long last, computational semantics are starting to be applied.<p>In this article, I’m going to look at how a startup called DataRPM uses an elegant computational semantic …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

Astronauts point to next frontier: Stopping killer asteroids

For most people, going into outer space would be enough of a claim to fame — but the way astronaut Rusty Schweickart sees it, saving the world from killer asteroids is far more significant.<p>"Apollo and Skylab were great experiences for me personally, but my NEO [near-Earth object] work may really …

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Serena into semis of WTA Championships; Radwanska finishes 0-3

ISTANBUL -- Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Championships by sweeping Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3 Thursday.<p>Williams, the …