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AlchemyAPI’s New Face Detection And Recognition API Boosts Entity Information Courtesy Of Its Knowledge Graph

AlchemyAPI has released its AlchemyVision Face Detection/Recognition API, which, in response to an image file or URI, returns the position, age, gender, and, in the case of celebrities, the identities of the people in the photo and connections to their web sites, DBpedia links and more. According to founder and CEO Elliot Turner, it’s taking…

WEBINAR: Getting Started with the Linked Data Platform (LDP)

In case you missed Monday’s webinar, “Getting Started with the Linked Data Platform (LDP)” delivered by Arnaud Le Hors of IBM, the recording and slides are now available (and posted below). The webinar was co-produced by SemanticWeb.com and DATAVERSITY.net and runs for one hour, including a Q&A session with the audience that attended the live…

Constitute: Explore the World's Constitutions with RDF

In the video below, Dr. James Melton, a Lecturer in Comparitive Politics at University College London, gives a presentation on Constitute. Constitute is a new way to explore the constitutions of the world. The origins of the project date back to 2005 with the Comparative Constitutions Project, which has the stated goal of cataloging the…

Case Study Radio, Ep. 1: Business Value of Linked Data

SemanticWeb.com today is launching a new podcast series, “Case Study Radio,” that focuses on stories of applications of Semantic Technologies. Our first episode, sponsored by Zepheira, features a conversation with Dr. Eric Miller. During our 14 minute discussion, we briefly talk about “What is Linked Data,” and then quickly move on to discuss the nature…

Semantic Web in Emergency Response Systems – UPDATE

Coordinated emergency response, built on Linked Data. That is the vision of Bart van Leeuwen, Amsterdam Firefighter and founder of software company, Netage. We’ve covered Bart’s work before here at SemanticWeb.com and at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference, and today, there is news that the work is advancing to a new stage. In the…

Semantic Technology Drives Agile Business (White Paper)

We are pleased to publish a new white paper for free download, “How Semantic Technology Drives Agile Business,” from Thomas Kelly, a Director in Cognizant’s Enterprise Information Management practice. Kelly’s experience and pragmatic approach to Enterprise Data Management shows through in this paper.  As Kelly posits in the introduction, “To achieve sustainable competitive advantage and…

The Semantic Spin On YouTube's GeekWeek

As you surely know by now, it’s GeekWeek on YouTube. But in case you haven’t been keeping up with every theme, today is Brainiac Tuesday, its focus on science, education and knowledge – a particularly relevant topic for readers of this blog, we think. We didn’t see any particularly semantic videos pointed out in the…

White Paper: "The Business Value of Semantic Technology"

“If you don’t understand what your software engineers are talking about, perhaps it’s because they are using a vocabulary they invented for the problem they are solving.” This begins a white paper called, “The Business Value of Semantic Technology” by Chris Moran, CTO, Information Management Solutions Consultants, Inc. Moran continues, “Engineers invent a vocabulary and…