SPARQL

Retrieving and Using Taxonomy Data from DBpedia

DBpedia, as described in the recent semanticweb.com article DBpedia 2014 Announced, is “a crowd-sourced community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia and make this information available on the Web.” It currently has over 3 billion triples (that is, facts stored using the W3C standard RDF data model) available for use by applications, making it…

SPARQL And NoSQL: A Match On Many Levels

Is SPARQL the SQL for NoSQL? The question will be discussed at this month’s Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Jose by Arthur Keen, vp of solution architecture of startup SPARQL City. It’s not the first time that the industry has considered common database query languages for NoSQL (see this story at our sister site…

YarcData Software Update Points Out That The Sphere Of Semantic Influence Is Growing

Recent updates to YarcData’s software for its Urika analytics appliance reflect the fact that the enterprise is starting to understand the impact that semantic technology has on turning Big Data into actual insights. The latest update includes integration with more enterprise data discovery tools, including the visualization and business intelligence tools Centrifuge Visual Network Analytics…

A Look Into Learning SPARQL With Author Bob DuCharme

The second edition of Bob DuCharme’s Learning SPARQL debuted this summer. The Semantic Web Blog connected with DuCharme – who is director of digital media solutions at TopQuadrant, the author of other works including XML: The Annotated Specification, and also a welcome speaker both at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference and our Semantic Web Blog…

MarkLogic 7 Vision: World-Class Triple Store and World-Beating Information Store

Last month at its MarkLogic World 2013 conference, the enterprise NoSQL database platform provider talked semantics as it related to its MarkLogic Server technology that ingests, manages and searches structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data (see our story here). The vendor late last week was scheduled to provide an early access release of MarkLogic 7, formally due…

Helping Autism Researchers, And Others, With Some SPARQL Savvy

One in 50 American children have autism, according to the latest figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in March. One of the winners of the YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge, announced in April, can make a difference in better understanding the causes of the disease. Taking second place in the competition, the…