Rob Gonzalez

SemWebRox Community Challenge: Results

Thanks everyone for participating in the #SemWebRox Community Challenge! Looking at the results (which have been pasted at the end of this article for convenience), I’m struck once again by the diversity of points of view in the Semantic Web community on what the key value of its technology really is. Over at Semantic University…

Community Challenge: The Semantic Web in 140 Characters

As a community, we Semantic Webbers have done a poor job communicating our value clearly and concisely. Last week, I stated the case in more detail at the Enterprise Semantics Blog, and Aaron Bradley continued it over at Google Plus (here and here). Today, I bring you a challenge. Describe a value of the Semantic…

Breaking into the NoSQL Conversation

Semantic Web Community: I’m disappointed in us!  Or at least in our group marketing prowess.  We have been failing to capitalize on two major trends that everyone has been talking about and that are directly addressable by Semantic Web technologies!  For shame. I’m talking of course about Big Data and NoSQL.  Given that I’ve already…

Two Kinds of Big Data

With all the hullabaloo around Big Data, I’ve been a little surprised that there hasn’t been more talk about how to consume the vast petabytes that people are talking about…until I realized that there are really two Big Data problems out there! Roughly speaking, the two primary ways in which data scales is by adding…

Don’t Call Me a Cartographer…

When I first learned to drive, I could only navigate through my town by way of my parents’ house.  If I wanted to go from my high school to a soccer field, I’d have to go by way of my house, even if it took twice as long, since it was the only way I…