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Pairing with Triples. Using Semantics to provide a better user experience

Joint LAPHP / LA SemanticWeb event.


During this presentation we'll use MarkLogic's RDF triple store and NoSQL database along with its  SPARQL features to demonstrate how these technologies can be used to enrich an application and provide a better user experience. The discussion will focus on how a "wine and cheese pairing" website was built to perform full text search across unstructured and semi-structured data. The application will simultaneously search and leverage facts stored in a triple store to make inferences, in this case, about food and beverage pairings. In fact, the suggested wine and cheese pairings will be served!

MarkLogic is an Enterprise NoSQL database with integrated search and semantic features. It's  a document-centric, schema-agnostic, structure-aware, clustered, transactional, secure, database server with built-in search and a full suite of application services in a unified system.

Speaker BIO - Michael Malgeri is a Principal Technologist with MarkLogic. He works with companies to match their enterprise big data requirements with NoSQL and semantic technologies to reduce costs, automate processes,  find new opportunities and create applications that bring high value to end users and businesses. 

In his spare time, he promotes the value of innovation and honest business practices to young people with a current focus on an educational outreach program in Africa...remotely of course :)   


This event is kindly hosted by Demand Media.

Nearly 100 million people come to Demand Media every month to discover content and communities that are relevant to them. We connect brands with people and people with brands. For more information, check out their Facebook


Food and beverages will be provided so that we don't listen to a great talk on an empty stomach :)


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  • Michael M.

    I want to thank Demand Media and the organizers of last night's event for the opportunity to speak. There were great questions, excellent comments and you can't go wrong with wine, cheese and pizza. Many thanks to all!

    September 19, 2014

  • Matti S

    Also, SCALE 13x is looking for presenters.
    So Cal Linux Expo 13x is a community run open source tech conference Feb[masked] at the LAX Hilton.

    If you know of anyone whom would make a good presenter for an Open Source topic, please encourage them to submit a proposal

    Also, we have rooms available in the evening for BOFs ( Birds of a Feather, round table type discussions. )

    September 18, 2014

  • Matti S

    As I mentioned at the meeting:

    So Cal Code Camp LA - coming up Nov[masked] ( Sat-Sun ) at USC.

    It's a great community run event. Free for attendees.
    Please keep an eye on the site, as I hope they will be opening the call for presentations soon. Once they do that, please invite your friends to sign up and vote for the presentations you would like to attend.

    I would love to see more Open Source Tech related presentations there.

    September 18, 2014

  • Michael Malgeri changed the date and time to Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    July 14, 2014

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