There’s more than one issue in getting organizational buy-in for semantic web technologies. In addition to convincing the business of the technical merits, it’s also important to address the social challenges. Speaking about the topic this week at the Semantic Tech and Business Conference in London is Dr. Elena Simperl, Assistant Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute […]
The Semantic Web Media Summit on September 14 in New York was a great success, a recent article reports.
A room full of interested parties gathered in Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Campus yesterday to discuss Schema.org, its implications on existing vocabularies, syntaxes, and projects, and how best to move forward with what has admittedly been a bumpy road. Schema.org, you may recall, is the vocabulary for structured data markup that was released by Google, Microsoft, […]
If you missed last week’s excellent introduction to SPARQL by Bob DuCharme of TopQuadrant and the recently released Learning SPARQL, the recorded webcast is now available. In this presentation, Bob shows how to create and run SPARQL queries. He also talks about the role that the query language can play in application development. Lastly, he […]
Franz’s NoSQL database, AllegroGraph has become the first NoSQL database to load over one trillion RDF Triples.
On Friday, August 12, a group of Semantic thought leaders from around the globe met with their host and colleague, Paul Miller, for the ninth installment of the Semantic Link, a monthly podcast covering the world of Semantic Technologies. In this episode, they were joined by special guest Steve Harris, CTO of Garlik, a UK-based […]
A new article reports, “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is calling for research applications of social media to strategic communication.”
At the SemTech San Francisco 2011 conference, Chris Testa of Adly spoke about a platform they used internally for Business Intelligenge analytics. There was great interest from the audience, and this week, Adly announced the release of “Blingalytics” as free, open-source software. While not explicitly semantic itself, Blingalytics works WITH Adly’s semantic system, serving as […]
Semantic technologies of various flavours have the potential to discover connections and enable insights that are powerful, valuable, intriguing, insightful, and surprising. However, as with so many technologies, there’s a flip side. As tools grow more capable and data sets continue to blossom, it becomes ever more likely that the segmented lives of web users […]
I hate to even mention how quickly Summer is passing, but as we head into August, it’s time to start making plans for the busy Fall event season. September is particularly full of Semantic Tech events. September 14, in New York City, the Semantic Web Media Summit will take place. A half-day meeting focused on […]