Tag Archive for FOAF

Semantic Tech Lends A Hand To Thanksgiving Holiday Sales

by Jennifer Zaino Retailers are pushing holiday shopping deals earlier and earlier each year, but for many consumers the Thanksgiving weekend still signals the official start of the gift-buying season. With that in mind, we present some thoughts on how the use of semantic technology may impact your holiday shopping this year. Pinterest has gained…

The Semantic Web And Data Privacy

by Jennifer Zaino Happy Data Privacy Day! The semantic web community has done its share of thinking on the data privacy topic, as evidenced by events such as Privacy Online 2013 at the International Semantic Web Conference in Australia. Recognizing the impact of semantic technologies on privacy, the workshop aimed to focus on raising awareness…

A Semantic Lift For Social Journalism

Everyone’s heard about the concept of citizen journalism. But what about social semantic journalism? As The Semantic Web Blog initially reported here, a NUI Galway project focusing on social semantic journalism recently received funding from Science Foundation Ireland, and Dr. Bahareh R. Heravi, Postdoctoral Researcher and Work Group Lead, Digital Humanities and Journalism, at NUI’s…

Semantic Tech Outlook: 2013

In recent blogs we’ve discussed where semantic technologies have gone in 2012, and a bit about where they will go this year (see here, here and here). Here are some final thoughts from our panel of semantic web experts on what to expect to see as the New Year rings in: John Breslin,lecturer at NUI…

Stardog RDF Database Bites Into Fat Part Of The Market

Clark & Parsia’s Stardog lightweight RDF database is moving into release candidate 1.0 mode just in time for next week’s upcoming Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco next week. The product’s been stable and useable for awhile now, but a 1.0 nomenclature still carries weight with a good number of IT buyers. The…

Experimental App’s Semantic Signature Feature Aims At Making FOAF Files Reliable Source of Identity Information

An experimental application from Safelayer, dubbed FOAF Manager, is intended to provide trust to the wealth of information on social networks – identity information in particular. Safelayer, a well-known name in the European ICT security market, develops technology for m anaging digital identification and trust in information and communication networks, with authentication, electronic signature and…