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Resolve Names in Freebase Data with :BaseKB

Ontology2 has announced the release of :BaseKB Early Access 2 (EA2), a tool for accessing Freebase data in RDF. Paul Houle, founder of Ontology 2, says, “:BaseKB is an important milestone for both Freebase and the Semantic Web. :BaseKB opens Freebase to users of SPARQL and other RDF standards.  The superior quality of Freebase data…

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…

Google Knowledge Graph Interview

Google’s Knowledge Graph has been the subject of lots of attention over the past few days since the announcement. And the focus of a lot of questions, too. There’s been discussion on chat boards, for instance, about just who’s gotten access and who hasn’t. In a discussion with a representative from Google, The Semantic Web…

The Semantic Link with Guest, Denny Vrandecic – February, 2012

On Friday, February 10, 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 data; specifically, the recently announced “wikidata” project with special guest,…

Introduction to: RDFa

Simply put, RDFa is another syntax for RDF. The interesting aspect of RDFa is that it is embedded in HTML. This means that you can state what things on your HTML page actually mean. For example, you can specify that a certain text is the title of a blog post or it’s the name of…

BioBlitz 2011: A Little Semantics Goes A Long Way

This post was co-authored with Kevin Lynch. In October, BioBlitz 2011 took place in Tucson’s Saguaro National Park East and West. Thousands of volunteers worked together to discover the biodiversity of this marvelous place I call home. This blog entry outlines the work we’ve done the last few months, the reasons why BioBlitz matters (they…