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Kurt Cagle

Technology analyst and writer

Kurt Cagle is the former contributing editor for Data Science Central. Kurt is a published author with more than twenty books to his credit, and has been working as a technology editor for years, writing for Forbes, O'Reilly Media, IDC and others. He has also been a consulting information architect and ontologist with more than twenty years experience working with Fortune 100 companies and US and European agencies, and is a frequent speaker at conferences on data technologies.


DSC Weekly 30 August 2022 – Metaverse Misfires

  • Kurt Cagle 

One of the central concepts of the metaverse is the notion that every person has a single sign-on controlled by the vendors, which can, in turn, be used to track users as they move from one virtual world to another.

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From Knowledge Graphs To Knowledge Portals

  • Kurt Cagle 

While Knowledge Graph hype is nowhere near as loud as AI hype, there is no question that more and more organizations are turning to knowledge graphs to solve real-world problems.

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DSC Weekly 09 August 2022 – Decentralized Identifiers (DiDs) becomes a W3C Recommendation

  • Kurt Cagle 

One of the challenges that decentralized finance (and the web in general) faces is the need to uniquely identify a person, an organization, or a product. This, in general, is difficult because open identifiers are easily spoofed. Blockchain largely intended to combat this by creating self-sovereignty through a distributed algorithm that verified transactions were recorded and captured in multiple places.


DSC Weekly Stardate 47634.44: RIP Admiral Nyota Uhura

  • Kurt Cagle 

When I was six years old, I remembered Nichelle Nichols appearing on our family television set as the young communications officer aboard the Starship Enterprise, NCC-1701. This was around the same time that I remember a grainy black and white image of Neil Armstrong stepping out of the Lunar Lander, wearing the bulky lunar space suit, and uttering the famous words, “One small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind.” I wondered, at six, why they didn’t talk about womankind because Uhuru was on a spaceship, too, establishing first contact with the aliens even as everyone else was being thrown around the bridge by the alien photon torpedoes. Why wasn’t Uhura considered important enough to be included in that odd little spacewalk?

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DSC Weekly 26 July 2022: When Meetings Become Searchable

  • Kurt Cagle 

A century from now, historians will remark on a transformation that seemed subtle at the time but will have huge ramifications over time. Specifically, 2020 will be seen as the year when meetings became transparent.

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Sparql Secrets In Jena-Fuseki

  • Kurt Cagle 

Jena has long been seen as one of the most current reference implementations of such knowledge engines to date.

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