announcements

RDF 1.1 is a W3C Recommendation

by Eric Franzon Almost exactly 10 years after the publication of RDF 1.0 (10 Feb 2004, http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf-concepts/), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has announced today that RDF 1.1 has become a “Recommendation.” In fact, the RDF Working Group has published a set of eight Resource Description Framework (RDF) Recommendations and four Working Group Notes. One…

Stardog 2.1 Hits Scalability Breakthrough

by Eric Franzon Washington, DC – January 21, 2014 – The new release (2.1) of Stardog, a leading RDF database, hits new scalability heights with a 50-fold increase over previous versions. Using commodity server hardware at the $10,000 price point, Stardog can manage, query, search, and reason over datasets as large as 50B RDF triples.…

New Vocabularies Are Now W3C Recommendations

by Eric Franzon We reported yesterday on the news that JSON-LD has reached Recommendation status at W3C. Three formal vocabularies also reached that important milestone yesterday: The W3C Documentation for The Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT), says that DCAT “is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web….By using DCAT…

JSON-LD is an official Web Standard

by Eric Franzon JSON-LD has reached the status of being an official “Recommendation” of the W3C. JSON-LD provides yet another way for web developers to add structured data into web pages, joining RDFa.The W3C documentation says, “JSON is a useful data serialization and messaging format. This specification defines JSON-LD, a JSON-based format to serialize Linked…

OpenCube Project Launches – Promises Opportunities for Open Statistical Data

EU Initiative OpenCube partner consortium to develop software tools for publishing and reusing Linked Open Statistical Data Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14th, 2014 – A consortium of partners headed by the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH), recently launched the OpenCube project, an EU Initiative for Publishing and Enriching Linked Open Statistical Data…

DATAVERSITY and Wilshire Conferences acquire SemanticWeb.com and Semantic Technology and Business Conference

by Eric Franzon [LOS ANGELES, OCT. 24, 2013]  DATAVERSITY Education LLC, a subsidiary of Wilshire Conferences, Inc. today announced the acquisition of the publishing and conference assets of the Semantic Technology and Business (SemTechBiz) Conferences and the SemanticWeb.com web site, from Mediabistro, Inc. “We are pleased to be engaging again with the community of semantic technology professionals…

W3C Announces Three New RDFa Recommendations

The W3C announced today that three specifications have reached recommendation status: HTML+RDFa 1.1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-html-rdfa-20130822/ RDFa 1.1 Core – Second Edition http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-rdfa-core-20130822/ XHTML+RDFa 1.1 – Second Edition http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-xhtml-rdfa-20130822/ As the W3C website explains, “The last couple of years have witnessed a fascinating evolution: while the Web was initially built predominantly for human consumption, web content is…