The Leipzig Semantic Web Day is being held (in Leipzig, Germany) on 5th May 2011:
“The theme this year is “Linked Data for the Masses”, particularly focusing on its use in enterprises. This event will not only give you the opportunity to discuss current developments around semantic web technologies, …Continue reading »
A recent survey from Communications Of The ACM has investigated the growing use of crowdsourcing in web systems worldwide.
“This survey attempts to provide a global picture of crowdsourcing systems (CS) on the Web. We define and classify such systems, then describe a broad sample of systems… Given the space …Continue reading »
Nachofoto, developers of a ‘semantic, time-based vertical image search engine,’ have announced they are in talks with a thus far undisclosed major player in the search industry about the adoption of their system, currently in beta.
“Why build when you can buy? “Google of course can do anything,” says Anuj …Continue reading »
Web design guru, David Siegel has written an article “What Is The Semantic Web” appearing on SemanticFocus.com which gives a succinct description of what the fuss is all about if you’re still struggling to understand this emerging area. Instead of explaining each of the latest buzzwords, he characterises many of …Continue reading »
Sarah Saunders of Electric Lane presents an overview of the main concepts and techniques used for The Semantic Web, Linked Data and KOS (Knowledge Organisation Systems). If you are new to this subject the article offers a good introduction to what is possible and why so many people are becoming …Continue reading »
In Facets=Classes=Sets, Marlene Rockmore writing on The Taxonomy Blog discusses how formal techniques from mathematical models like Sets (Venn diagrams) can and should be applied to The Semantic Web to ensure that the goal of seamlessly integrated web information applications and resources becomes more readily attainable:
“To create taxonomies …Continue reading »
Orri Erling, writing on on the Open Link Software Blog discussed the business of Semantically Linked Data. Several business related questions are considered in the article:
- Why is there no single dominant vendor?
- Can there be a positive reinforcement cycle, or is this an up-front infrastructure investment?
- Will the web
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In this article, Thomas Schandl, Helmut Nagy, Tassilo Pellegrini and Andreas Blumauer share their initial thoughts and opinions about the 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems, I-SEMANTICS, whilst on the move.
“Imagine the following: A car full of Semantic Web Experts is on it’s way back from Graz. They hand …Continue reading »
Andreas Blumauer writing in The Semantic Web Company Blog discusses why linked data combined with SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) Thesauri will enhance search beyond existing simple statistical analysis based techniques:
“Providers of first generation semantic technologies calculate rather basic “semantic networks” by co-occurency analysis which results …Continue reading »
Open Text have announced the release of a new semantic search feature based on Nstein technologies, the fellow Canadian Digital Asset Management company that Open Text acquired in February 2010.
“According to Open Text, the Open Text Content Analytics engine, as they are calling it, “intelligently extracts meaning, sentiment and …Continue reading »
On the Talis Nodalities blog, Richard Wallis presents a podcast where he talks about The Interactive Knowledge Stack (IKS) with Wernher Behrendt and John Pereira of Salzburg Research who developed it:
“The four year project started in January 2009 to provide an open source technology platform for semantically …Continue reading »
Writing on the bnode.org blog, Benjamin Nowack follows up an earlier article about Dynamic Semantic Publishing with a case study where he created a ‘semantic dashboard’ to the Read Write Web blog:
“The application I created is a semantic dashboard which generates dynamic entity hubs and allows you …Continue reading »