Tag Archive for SPARQL

The Time to Consider Graph Databases Has Come

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by Angela Guess Tony Agresta recently wrote in Tech Page One, “Graph databases are rapidly gaining traction in the market as an effective method for deciphering meaning but many people outside the space are unsure of what exactly this entails. Generally speaking, graph databases store data in a graph structure where entities are connected through…

2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2

by Jennifer Zaino Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this series): Ian Hersey, Saffron Chief Product Officer: Cognitive Computing in 2014 has certainly captured a lot of buzz, thanks in part to IBM’s strong…

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

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…

Actian Adds Graph Analysis Engine to Big Data Portfolio

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Actian on Tuesday announced that it’s adding a graph-analysis engine to its big data portfolio, which already includes a SQL-on-Hadoop offering as well as several relational databases and data-integration software. Graph analysis is applied to uncover networked relationships among people, places, things, and entities. It’s at…

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…

Metreeca Offers Easier Interaction With Semantic Knowledge Bases

by Jennifer Zaino Accessing an enterprise’s semantic knowledge base has its challenges for the business’ general population. Perhaps development teams already have integrated specific SPARQL queries inside a customer app or custom dashboard or otherwise accommodated some very task-oriented activities and searches, but that has its limits for non-technical users who want to explore outside…