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Introduction to: SPARQL

By   /  September 1, 2011  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

SPARQL is the standardized query language for RDF, the same way SQL is the standardized query language for relational databases. If this is the first time you look at SPARQL, but you’re familiar with SQL, you will see some similarities because it shares several keywords such as SELECT, WHERE, etc. It also has new keywords that you have never seen if […]

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Orchestration on the Edge

By   /  March 27, 2010  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders  /  No Comments

Dave Beckett‘s recent SXSW talk "Command Line Semantic Web with Redland" highlights the value of decentralized, orchestration on the edge. 

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What Will it Take to Build the Semantic Technology Industry?

By   /  April 20, 2007  /  Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders  /  No Comments

I get asked this question a lot. And I’d like to get your help in answering it please.As co-chairman of the Semantic Technology Conference, I see lots of customer organizations experimenting and adopting semantic technologies – especially ontology-driven development projects and semantic search tools – and seemingly as many start-ups and new products emerging to address their requirements. It’s an exciting time to be in this space and I’m glad to have a part to play.

But back to the question of “what will it take?” I don’t think anyone has all the answers, though it seems there’s a growing consensus about how semantics will eventually take hold:

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