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The Future of Linked Data at Talis

[Editor’s Note: This guest post, provided by Dr. Tom Heath, Senior Research Scientist, Talis Education Ltd., is in answer to the news we reported yesterday about Talis Group’s decision to close down Kasabi and the Talis Consulting arm of the business. We are grateful to Dr. Heath and Talis for sharing this clarification with the…

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…

Nigel Shadbolt, Co-Director, Open Data Institute to Keynote SemTechBiz UK

Rising Media and WebMediaBrands, producers of the Semantic Technology and Business Conference – UK (#SemTechBiz), have announced details of this year’s event, the foremost conference series on semantic technologies. This year’s line-up of speakers includes Professor Nigel Shadbolt, Co-Director, Open Data Institute. A former President of the British Computer Society, Professor Shadbolt has been involved…

OCLC Announcement: WorldCat.org Meets Schema.org (and hints of more to come)

OCLC has announced that WorldCat.org pages now include schema.org descriptive mark-up. Created over the last four decades with the participation of thousands of member libraries, WorldCat is the world’s largest online registry of library collections. As the official press release states, “WorldCat.org now offers the largest set of linked bibliographic data on the Web. With…

The Semantic Link – The SemTechBiz Recap – June, 2012

On Friday, June 15, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the latest installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. This episode includes a discussion about the recent SemTechBiz Conference in San Francisco and where the…

Twitter, the new kid on the Semantic Web block

Remember how search engines can show nice snippets in their search results thanks to the structured data that webmasters embedded in the HTML of their webpages (RDFa, schema.org, etc)? Additionally, Facebook gains insight about user’s interest through structured data on webpages (i.e. Open Graph Protocol). Now there is a new kid on the block: Twitter.…

The Semantic Link with Guest, Daniel Tunkelang – April, 2012

On Friday, April 13, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the latest installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. This episode includes a discussion about various approaches to building semantic systems, and “the Linkers” were…

Start-Up Contest at #SemTechBiz SF Announced

SemanticWeb.com and parent company WebMediaBrands are pleased to announce that a competition will be held at the upcoming Semantic Technology and Business Conference (SemTechBiz) in San Francisco. The contest begins with an online application process. Out of that pool of applicants, ten companies will be selected to compete in person and on stage at SemTechBiz…

#SemTechBiz San Francisco – Preliminary Program Announced

The highly-anticipated program for the Semantic Technology and Business Conference, June 3-7, 2012 in San Francisco has been announced. SemTechBiz returns to the Hilton Union Square for five comprehensive days of fresh insight and immersive learning from global experts.  The conference brings together today’s industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities…