Time Strehl, whose blog we were feature on our resources page, has written a post about applying Linked Data to problem of a universal search facility find for finding images on the web that allows descriptive metadata and licensing information to be integral element of both searching and …Continue reading »
Writing on the Semanticweb.org site, Jennifer Zaino describes how Schema.org and the Web Intents specification are mapping terminology (Vocabulary) from Schema.org to the Web Intents specification. She quotes from Michael Hausenblas of Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), National University of Ireland, Galway:
“With Schema.org we have a way to …Continue reading »
Last week, we discussed how Amazon were moving in on Cloud ISV’s territory by developing commodity building block services that could be re-used more easily by those without the inclination or budget to make the required capital investment into developing these features themselves. We proposed that something that might slow …Continue reading »
Dr James Hendler explores the basic concepts of the semantic web and the role of Indian tech companies in its future, at the Annual Techno-Management festival of IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal.
“A ‘Semantic Web’ involves computers being “capable of analysing all the data on the Web – the content, links, …Continue reading »
In this ReadWriteWeb article, Chris Lamb discusses how relevancy has increased significantly in importance over and above the news ‘containers’ of the past (e.g. newspapers). He considers some emerging technologies that might help people extract more meaningful content. One point he raises is that current applications are inadequate:
“The …Continue reading »
The AI3 blog has an article that reviews the state of Semantic Web tools. The key findings are:
- There are now over 1000 tools available.
- The number of tools has increased by 17% in the last 6 months.
- 75 tools have been abandoned or retired: the highest figure since
The W3C Media Annotations Working Group has recommended Ontology For Media Resources 1.0. The aim is to connect many media resource descriptions together and provide a core set of properties that can be to used to express them. This ontology also defines their mappings to elements from a number …Continue reading »
SKOSsy is a SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organisation System) which generates thesauri dynamically in English and German. SKOSsy uses DBPedia which is an independent project to extract structured data from Wikipedia. It’s important to point out that SKOSsy produces ‘seed’ thesauri which still will need some clearing up using a thesaurus …Continue reading »
In this article, semantic web software engineer and CEO of Smartetics, Davide Palmisano, explores the impact that the open data movement has had on the growth of open online data resources worldwide.
“More than two years after President Obama’s memorandum on his open government initiative, thousands of public authorities and …Continue reading »
Semanticweb.com has an interview with Thomas Steiner of Google Italy where the “SemWebVid” project is discussed which is part of the wider EU sponsored I-SEARCH initiative. I-SEARCH is seeking to developer the first search engine that can cope with a range of multimedia and multimodal content (text, 2D image, sketch, …Continue reading »
Mirroring my own sentiment about the progress of the semantic web (that the promise is currently heavily in debt to the reality), Danny Ayres writing on his personal blog declares that the Semantic Web requires “a big kick up the backside” before it acquires any useful value rather than the …Continue reading »
In this BBC Internet blog article, Mo McRoberts reflects on a recent speech by the BBC’s Director of Future Media, Ralph Rivera, regarding the ways the British broadcaster is seeking to get the maximum value from its media archive and its position in the ‘digital public space’.
“The Semantic Web …Continue reading »