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Data Mining and Semantic Web losing steam?

rramachandran's picture
on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 23:15

If you look at Google trends data for Data Mining and Semantic Web term, you find interesting results.

 Data Mining vs Data Analytics

Based on the search volumes, it seems the interest in data mining is slowing eroding where as the interest in "data analytics" has picked up from 2007. However, the news references for data mining seem to be increasing. The news references are definitely trending upwards for data analytics.

Possible inference: Data mining is now well understood and commonly used that most people dont utilize the search engine for finding related resources. Or the relabeling to data analytics has now shifted the interest to a new term meaning the same thing. This is supported by the increase in the news references to data analytics.

Semantic Web vs Linked Data

The trends for these two terms are really interesting. The steady decline in the search volumes for the term semantic web indicates possible disillusionment perhaps. It is also interesting to note that the number of Linked Data searches have almost crossed over Semantic Web searches. Clearly, the momentum seems to have shifted to Linked Data (aka practical Semantic Web) even though the news references remain about the same.



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