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2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 1

By   /  December 23, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino As has been our tradition these last few years, The Semantic Web Blog steps back for experts in it and in related spaces to give us their opinion of the highlights of 2014. Here is Part 1: Vladimir Alexiev, OntotextData and Ontology Management Lead: Strong interest and commitment by the Cultural Heritage […]

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Semantic Tech Lends A Hand To Thanksgiving Holiday Sales

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

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 […]

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Web Components: Even Better With Semantic Markup

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino The W3C’s Web Components model is positioned to solve many of the problems that beset web developers today. “Developers are longing for the ability to have reusable, declarative, expressive components,” says Brian Sletten, a specialist in semantic web and next-generation technologies, software architecture, API design, software development and security, and data science, […]

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You Can Help Make Linked Data Core To The Future of Identity, Payment On The Web Platform

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino At the end of September, The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) may approve the world’s first Web Payments Steering Group, to explore issues such as navigating around obstacles to seamless payments on the web and ways to better facilitate global transactions while respecting local laws. Identity and digital signatures have a role […]

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Keep On Keeping On

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  1 Comment

“There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things…. Whenever his enemies have the ability to attack the innovator, they do so with the passion of partisans, while the others defend him sluggishly, so that the innovator and his […]

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The New World of Books: E-Reading Gets Robust

By   /  September 19, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  1 Comment

Cast your vote yet for The Booksmash Challenge? If not, you’ve got a chance to pull the lever for semantic technology for the contest, which is sponsored by HarperCollins and asks developers to create proof-of-concept apps using its OpenBook API that includes full access to select authors’ work. Entered in the challenge is the KEeReader, […]

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W3C Announces Three New RDFa Recommendations

By   /  August 22, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The W3C announced today that three specifications have reached recommendation status: HTML+RDFa 1.1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-html-rdfa-20130822/ RDFa 1.1 Core – Second Edition http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-rdfa-core-20130822/ XHTML+RDFa 1.1 – Second Edition http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-xhtml-rdfa-20130822/ As the W3C website explains, “The last couple of years have witnessed a fascinating evolution: while the Web was initially built predominantly for human consumption, web content is […]

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Yandex' New Interactive Snippets: Now Users Can Book, Buy And Pay Bills Right From Its Search Page

By   /  June 7, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Rich snippets – yep, they were a nice start, but Russian search engine Yandex thinks it’s time for something more powerful. Something it’s calling interactive snippets and a feature it’s branding as Islands for its search results pages. Yandex says the new feature evolves from rich snippets, which CTO Ilya Segalovich refers to in the […]

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