Posted on 19/05/2022 by Peter Tessel.
U-reka, the search engine for city councilors we created in close cooperation with the municipality of Utrecht, has reached the final of GemeenteDelers 2022! GemeenteDelers is a competition between initiatives that improve municipal services. The main aim is to generate attention and to share knowledge and experience between municipalities. [...]Read more
Posted on 21/04/2022 by Peter Tessel.
Recently we finished a project in which we replaced the out-of-the-box search of OutSystems with Spinque technology. OutSystems is a low-code development platform that enables its users to rapidly develop and deploy enterprise applications. It provides components that are dragged and dropped to create data models, user interfaces and workflows; one of them being search. [...]Read more
Posted on 24/03/2022 by Peter Tessel.
Last week we organized the first meetup in the context of the group 'Using Knowledge Graphs in Cultural Heritage'. Jos Bezemer, senior interaction designer at DOOR/IN10, Lizzy Jongma, ICT project lead at Oorlogsbronnen and Michiel Hildebrand, knowledge scientist at Spinque presented how they used the Oorlogsbronnen Knowledge Graph while creating the new oorlogsbronnen.nl together. [...]Read more
Posted on 16/03/2022 by Peter Tessel.
Today Intershop, the leading B2B commerce platform, acquired Sparque, the advanced eCommerce capabilities provider and our trusted partner for many years. Powered by Spinque Desk, Sparque has taken a frontier position in search and recommendation in eCommerce. [...]Read more
Posted on 17/08/2021 by Roberto Cornacchia.
In the first and the second part of this blog mini-series about graph ranking we have used a small subset of our graph: only nodes of type Movie, ranked by some of their properties. It is also possible, and most useful, to rank nodes of some class based on the relevance of some different but related classes. [...]Read more
Posted on 26/04/2021 by Roberto Cornacchia.
When accessing information on the Web we are continuously interacting with systems that try to determine what is relevant for us. When we use a service to watch a movie or series it suggests what we should watch next. [...]Read more
Posted on 26/01/2021 by Peter Tessel.
2021 started well with a design-and-develop sprint with the municipality of Utrecht. In just one week, we added video as a new feature to U-reka, the search application that was launched last year and that supports the [...]Read more
Posted on 03/06/2020 by Roberto Cornacchia.
On 28 May 2020 we celebrated our 10 year anniversary. We had planned to have a nice party in our hometown of Utrecht, but unfortunately live events are out of the question at the moment due to the Covid-19 pandemic [...]Read more
Posted on 26/03/2020 by Peter Tessel.
Just like the rest of the world, for two weeks now the Corona virus has gripped the Netherlands. Unlike other countries we are not (yet?) in a lockdown situation but we were called upon to keep social distance and ever [...]Read more
Posted on 11/02/2020 by Peter Tesel.
Today we want to congratulate the Dutch Network War Collections (in Dutch: Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen (NOB)) with the launch of oorlogslevens.nl (warlives.org): the starting point for finding Dutch victims of WWII. [...]Read more
Posted on 06/02/2020 by Peter Tessel.
Last week search application U-reka was launched to much acclaim. U-reka helps city councillors of the city of Utrecht and their staff members find relevant information easily and quickly. During a playful competition [...]Read more
Posted on 16/10/2019 by Laurens Kuiper.
While creating a search strategy in Spinque Desk, you often want to check the output at a particular point in your evolving strategy. Right now all you see is 'X operations left' as the system is building a preview of your results. [...]Read more
Posted on 18/06/2019 by Kay Werndli.
Here at Spinque, we are constantly trying to improve our products and always have an open ear for feature requests from our clients. Now, new features are always nice but we want to make sure that the end-user experience is not negatively affected by it. [...]Read more
Posted on 27/02/2018 by Laurens Vreekamp.
Suppose you receive the following assignment from an editor-in-chief of a national newspaper: "Every day I want to see which news topics we did not cover yesterday (and our competition did)." How would you handle this? [...]Read more
Posted on 04/07/2016 by Victor de Boer.
As audiovisual archives are digitizing their collections and making these collections available online, the need arises to also establish connections between different collections and to allow for cross-collection search and browsing. [...]Read more
Posted on 08/10/2015 by Wouter Alink.
Within the COMSODE project Spinque applied its Search by Strategy approach to Open Data. We successfully extended the approach to Linked Open Data and we demonstrated the technology through several search applications. At the end of the project we are very pleased [...]Read more
Posted on 03/07/2015 by Michiel Hildebrand.
In a previous blog post, we introduced CultuurLINK as a service for the cultural heritage community to integrate collections by linking their controlled vocabularies. As an example we showed how to connect the internal subject term list from the NIOD Institute [...]Read more
Posted on 18/06/2015 by Michiel Hildebrand.
An important part of the COMSODE methodology is to make datasets available in an integrated fashion. One aspect of this integration is the alignment of datasets by linking entities from one dataset with the same entities from another dataset. [...]Read more
Posted on 14/11/2014 by Michiel Hildebrand.
In this post, we explain how we build a prototype application on top of three linked datasets. We detail how the required backend services combine information from multiple sources and how we constructed these services with Spinque. Using Spinque's search by strategy approach [...]Read more