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Jul 19, 2016 8:43 AM ET

Archived: Linkapedia Knowledge Hub – A smart social hub for curious minds: Sophisticated semantic technology crawls the entire web to discover not just a treasure trove of topics and articles, but an entire ecosystem of related information links built around the topics you love

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 19, 2016

Linkapedia Knowledge Hub

A smart social hub for curious minds


Linkapedia is the missing link in today’s web: a smart, social hub for curious minds. Linkapedia’s sophisticated semantic technology crawls the entire web to discover not just a treasure trove of topics and articles, but an entire ecosystem of related information links built around the topics you love.

So instead of clicking link after endless link on Google, asking friends on Facebook or reading articles with no context on Wikipedia, Linkapedia users can explore every aspect of whatever they’re into: surfing, yoga, coffee… the only limit is your curiosity.

And because today’s web is social to the core, so is Linkapedia. Because when you’re passionate about something, you want to tell the world what you’ve found.

Linkapedia is the web’s first knowledge hub powered by curiosity.


Where do you go when you want to explore a topic?

Say you want to get into surfing. You know nothing about it, but after a trip to Hawaii, it’s all that’s on your mind lately.


First, you load up Google and search for “surfing.”

You see a couple of surfing magazines, a few Twitter profiles… and a news article about a web browser that lets you “surf” the web safely.

Not helpful.


So you turn to your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Is anyone you know a surfer? 24 hours later, not a single response.

Not helpful.


Finally, you turn to Wikipedia’s surfing entry, where you find this:

Definitely not helpful.

Today’s web is great at finding things for you if you understand what you’re looking for. But what if you don’t know what to search for? Where can you explore topics to gain a greater understanding, or just to follow your curiosity?

That place is finally here. It’s Linkapedia, and it’s going to change how you think about the web.


Linkapedia serves up not just search results, but the knowledge to understand those results and the ability to share them with your friends and people you know already know.  

On Linkapedia, your surfing search turns up the Wikipedia article and a host of related content from all over the web: a history of surfing, surfing tools and gear, a history of Hawaiian culture, an article on windsurfing in Tuscany, even a new boat-powered wave generator.

From there, maybe you want to explore other surfing-related topics: sandsurfing, ocean swell, surfer’s ear, volcano surfing.

It’s all there at your fingertips.

Try doing that with Google.

Linkapedia is like a personal GPS to help you navigate the web.

Mobile search traffic, for the first time, eclipsed desktop search traffic in 2015. The world is mobile-first, so Linkapedia provides a first-class mobile experience. Forget opening Safari and navigating seven open tabs. Linkapedia does all the hard work for you.

Just open and explore.


Search is great when you know what you’re looking for, but it’s not very good at discovery. With Linkapedia, you don’t have to know what you’re looking for.

You just have to be curious.

Linkapedia was created by some of the brightest minds in semantic search technology, and is powered by patented and proprietary semantic web artificial intelligence algorithms. Those algorithms work in tandem to create three crucial elements of the Linkapedia experience:

Knowledge Hub
Conceptual Graphs create a semantic network for knowledge representation that uses concepts instead of keywords to place information in the context of related knowledge.

Knowledge Extractor
The Knowledge Extractor is smart enough to recognize the information it’s presented with, then post text and pictures to add more context to the knowledge hub.

Social Graph Constructor
The Social Graph constructor identifies the interests of users based on graph theory, helping users passionate about the same topics find each other.

The technology that currently powers the web–search engine statistical information retrieval technology–is over 20 years old. It’s still incredibly useful, but it’s time for more powerful search capabilities.

It’s time for a web that helps us discover things and people we love.

It’s time we upgrade the web.


Linkapedia has won the 2016 Red 
Herring Top 100 North America Award

Linkapedia has recently been selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America award winner, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region. Red Herring has been selecting the most exciting and promising start-ups and “scale ups” since 1995. 


Timeline5 million topics | 250 knowledge hubs | Potential audience of 200 million

Linkapedia’s team has created the best-performing information retrieval system with 70 percent improvement over keyword search, as judged by federal standards called TREC. Our award-winning technology has been awarded six patents related semantic information retrieval, ad buying and user experience for knowledge sharing.

This is just the beginning for Linkapedia. Want to hear more about the smarter web? Click the “business profile” tab at the top of this page to find out how much potential the web’s first smart information discovery engine really has.


Mark is a Professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Management, where he teaches future entrepreneurs. Together with George Burch, Mark built Vality Technology, a successful data quality software firm, which exited for $100 million in 2002. He also served as CEO of Inventions Machine, a leader in semantic search technology which sold for more than $50 million in 2012.

Dr. Bunderson holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Princeton University. His graduate studies and career research at two Universities and within corporations have emphasized educational measurement, cognitive processes, and learning. He has cofounded several successful companies including Vality Technology, and continues his entrepreneurial activities from Provo, Utah.

George holds advanced degrees in Statistics and Operations Research from Johns Hopkins, specializing in extracting information from large volumes of data. He co-founded Vality Technology with Vic and Mark. Prior to building data quality software George provided software and marketing models for numerous consumer marketing engagements such as Time’s Home Box Office and People Magazine. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a Zen Master and the former CEO of three successful startups.

Mike has advanced degrees from Syracuse University in parallel architecture. He specialized in the management of large scale software development projects before starting Liquent, Inc., a publication software firm specializing in regulatory management. Liquent exited in a public offering at a $100 million valuation in 2001.

Dr. Kon holds a Ph.D. in Management and Computer Science from MIT. He specializes in semantic knowledge representation and worked closely with the founders at two companies for over a decade prior to joining Linkapedia.

Contact Information:

Mark Atkins - Principal Advisor

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