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2015: Envisioning The Year Ahead, Part 1

By   /  December 29, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data Blogs, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Just as it has been The Semantic Web Blog’s tradition to look back to the high points of the last year as we approach its end (see here and here), so too do we look ahead to expectations for the New Year, with the help of experts in the arena and its related fields. […]

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

By   /  December 24, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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 […]

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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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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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Web Payments Interest Group Takes Flight

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has launched an initiative to integrate payments seamlessly into the Open Web Platform, the collection of open technologies such as HTML, HTTP, and various APIs that enable the Web. It’s asking for industry stakeholders, such as banks, credit card companies, governments and others, to join the new Web […]

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The Semantic Web’s Rocking, And There Ain’t No Stopping It Now

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Make no mistake about it: The semantic web has been a success and that’s not about to stop now. That was essentially the message delivered by W3C Data Activity Lead Phil Archer, during his keynote address celebrating the semantic web’s ten years of achievement at last month’s Semantic Technology & Business Conference […]

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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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Schema.org Takes Action

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino This week saw schema.org introduce vocabulary that enables websites to describe the actions they enable and how these actions can be invoked, in the hope that these additions will help unleash new categories of applications, according to a new post by Dan Brickley. This represents an expansion of the vocabulary’s focus point […]

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