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Semantic Web Challenge Winners Announced

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TrophiesEarlier this week, we reported on the Semantic Web Challenge taking place at the 2012 ISWC Conference in Boston. The winners of the challenge have now been announced!

Taking First Place in the “Open Track” was EventMedia Live, presented by Houda Khrouf, Vuk Milicic and Raphaël Troncy. EventMedia has been a hub in the Linked Data cloud since September 2010, but EventMedia Live is a recent application leveraging the resource. The academic paper is available, as well as the web application itself.  For a quick introduction, check out this fun video the team produced (after the jump).


Earning the second place spot in the challenge was SPUD (Semantic Processing of Urban Data), described as “a technology demonstrator for cataloguing, exploring, transforming and understanding urban information developed in the Smarter Cities Technology Centre of IBM Research.” A demonstration platform website for SPUD is available.

In the “Billion Triples Challenge,” the winning project was a “Contextual Tag Cloud Browser,” a “a novel system that helps users to explore a large scale Semantic Web dataset.” You can read more here and try out the browser here.

Congratulations to all involved!

Image: Courtesy Flickr/ Snapr

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