Tag Archive for vocabulary

New Vocabularies Are Now W3C Recommendations

We reported yesterday on the news that JSON-LD has reached Recommendation status at W3C. Three formal vocabularies also reached that important milestone yesterday: The W3C Documentation for The Data Catalog Vocabulary (DCAT), says that DCAT “is an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web….By using DCAT to describe datasets…

SemTechBiz's Schema.org Panel: Which Way Will It Go?

Perhaps one of the most anticipated panels at next week’s Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco is the Wednesday morning session on Schema.org. Since the announcement of Schema.org just prior to last year’s SemTech Business Conference on the west coast, using the Schema.org shared vocabularies along with the microdata format to mark up…

Is Google Hi-Jacking the Semantic Web?

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by Angela Guess The web has been abuzz with talk of Google’s new Knowledge Graph. Sean Golliher of SemanticWeb.com commented on the news, “For those involved in the Semantic Web, Google’s ‘Knowledge Graph’ is nothing new. After watching the video, and reading through the announcements, the Google engineers are giving the impression, to those familiar…

Structured Data Gets a Lift

How can you not be intrigued by a project whose tag line is, “an elevator for your data.” DataLift, funded by France’s Agence Nationale de la Recherchenatl, is that project, and it’s developing a platform for publishing structured data as Linked Data. That platform is the elevator going up, and it’s due to have its…

Schema.org Can Be Useful, But RDFa Will Be Hard To Beat

  Jay Myers, lead web development engineer at Best Buy, acknowledged that he had to make some last-minute alterations to the presentation he gave yesterday at SemTech on the practical business uses of RDFa for search engines and beyond. They were required in light of the schema.org announcement that came at the end of last…

The Silliness of NewSQL

by Angela Guess David Ramel recently poked fun at the emergence of a new term, NewSQL: “Earlier this month there were several articles published about the term “NewSQL” coined by the 451 Group in regard to a new class of vendors of high-performance, scalable database examined in its new report. The group explains the meaning…