Sean Golliher

SemanticWeb.com “Innovation Spotlight” Interview with Kevin O’Connor, CEO of FindTheBest and Founder of DoubleClick

The founder of DoubleClick.com, purchased by Google in 2007 for around $3.7 billion,  Kevin O’Connor, spoke with me about his newest venture FindTheBest.com. Founded in 2009, FindTheBest.com makes recommendations and comparisons for just about anything of interest on the web.  Kevin tells us all about FindTheBest.com, recommendation engines, and future plans for his company. If…

SemanticWeb.com "Innovation Spotlight" Interview with Andreas Blumauer, CEO of Semantic Web Company

If you would like your company to be considered for an interview please email editor[ at ]semanticweb[ dot ]com. In this segment of our “Innovation Spotlight” we spoke with Andreas Blumauer, the CEO of  Semantic Web Company. Semantic Web Company is headquartered in Vienna, Austria and their software extracts meaning from big data using linked…

SemanticWeb.com “Innovation Spotlight” Interview with Elliot Turner, CEO of AlchemyAPI.

If you would like your company to be considered for an interview please email editor[ at ]semanticweb[ dot ]com. In this segment of our “Innovation Spotlight” we spoke with Elliot Turner (@eturner303), the founder and CEO of AlchemyAPI.com. AlchemyAPI’s cloud-based platform processes around 2.5 billion requests per month. Elliot describes how their API helps companies…

Introducing SemanticWeb.com "Innovation Spotlight" Series with Pingar

[Editor’s Note: This interview, conducted by guest Sean Golliher, is our first in the new series entitled “Innovation Spotlight.” It’s part of our initiative to introduce the semantic web community to innovative companies working on important problems using Semantic Technologies. If you would like your company to be considered for an interview please email editor[…

Google Just Hi-jacked the Semantic Web Vocabulary

[Editor’s Note: This guest editorial is provided by Sean Golliher. He can be found on Twitter at @seangolliher] The Semantic Web’s LOD Cloud Google announced they’re rolling out new enhancements to their search technology and they’re calling it the “Knowledge Graph.”  For those involved in the Semantic Web Google’s “Knowledge Graph” is nothing new. After watching…

Paper Review: "Recovering Semantic Tables on the WEB"

A paper entitled  “Recovering Semantics of Tables on the Web” was presented at  the 37th Conference on Very Large Databases in Seattle, WA . The paper’s authors included 6 Google engineers along with professor Petros Venetis of Stanford University and Gengxin Miao of UC Santa Barbara. The paper summarizes an approach for recovering the semantics of…

The Future of Video on the Web: A Discussion with Googler Thomas Steiner About the “Semantic Web Video (SemWebVid)” Project

During the recent SemTech SF event I met with Thomas Steiner of Google Italy to discuss a recent project entitled “SemWebVid.” In addition to working for Google, Steiner is working on his Ph.D. at UPC.edu in Barcelona, Spain. I found Steiner’s project fascinating because it provides a glimpse at how semantic technology will change the…

SemTech 2011 Coverage: Paypal Discusses Social Commerce and the Semantic Web

Paypal’s Praveen Alavilli presented at SemTech 2011, San Francisco, on Social Commerce and the Semantic Web. Alavilli explained that “ecommerce involves much more than just buying and selling.”  There are many aspects involved with ecommerce and many online retailers are focused only on the transactional part of an online sale. For example, the point where a consumer…