Metadata Management – Semantics for Big Data?

Over the course of the last six months, I’ve been fairly heavily involved in the realm of Metadata Management. Never heard of it? You will. Chances are, somewhere in your organization, there’s a room or two filled with media – pictures, sound files, audio files, software, as well as paper and electronic versions of contracts, […]

Semantic Enrichment


What is this article about? This paragraph? This phrase? A common thread that we see with publishers concerns the task of making the content of an article, chapter or blog post understandable not just to a human being, but to a computer. This process, known as content enrichment, involves adding enough annotative metadata to a […]

Going Functional


Local functions, like the map, concat and bang operators, originally appeared in MarkLogic 6, but even when working heavily with the technology, it is easy to miss the memo that they were released. If you are familiar with JavaScript, local functions should make perfect sense, but from other languages, local functions (and functions as arguments) […]

Maps, JSON and Sparql – A Peek Under the Hood of MarkLogic 7.0


Blogging while attempting to run a full time consulting job can be frustrating – you get several weeks of one article a week with some serious momentum, then life comes along and you’re pulling sixty hour weeks and your dreams begin to resemble IDE screens. I’ve been dealing with both personal tragedies – my mother […]