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 […]
NOTE: This post was updated at 5:40pm ET. by Jennifer Zaino Today the Web celebrates its 25th birthday, and we celebrate the Semantic Web’s role in that milestone. And what a milestone it is: As of this month, the Indexed Web contains at least 2.31 billion pages, according to WorldWideWebSize. The Semantic Web Blog reached out […]
by Jennifer Zaino Happy Data Privacy Day! The semantic web community has done its share of thinking on the data privacy topic, as evidenced by events such as Privacy Online 2013 at the International Semantic Web Conference in Australia. Recognizing the impact of semantic technologies on privacy, the workshop aimed to focus on raising awareness […]
Everyone’s heard about the concept of citizen journalism. But what about social semantic journalism? As The Semantic Web Blog initially reported here, a NUI Galway project focusing on social semantic journalism recently received funding from Science Foundation Ireland, and Dr. Bahareh R. Heravi, Postdoctoral Researcher and Work Group Lead, Digital Humanities and Journalism, at NUI’s […]
Shahid Qadri has written an article for Med City News about how to use WebID to create single sign-on access for health care systems.
In recent blogs we’ve discussed where semantic technologies have gone in 2012, and a bit about where they will go this year (see here, here and here). Here are some final thoughts from our panel of semantic web experts on what to expect to see as the New Year rings in: John Breslin,lecturer at NUI […]
Clark & Parsia’s Stardog lightweight RDF database is moving into release candidate 1.0 mode just in time for next week’s upcoming Semantic Technology & Business Conference in San Francisco next week. The product’s been stable and useable for awhile now, but a 1.0 nomenclature still carries weight with a good number of IT buyers. The […]
Update: Yandex today (April 26th) reported that net income in the first three months of 2012 rose 53 percent from the same period last year to 1.26 billion rubles ($43 million) as text-based advertising revenue rose, according to Bloomberg. Sales gained 51 percent to 5.9 billion rubles. In November Russian search engine Yandex joined Google, […]
A new article corrects two misconceptions about the semantic web.
An experimental application from Safelayer, dubbed FOAF Manager, is intended to provide trust to the wealth of information on social networks – identity information in particular. Safelayer, a well-known name in the European ICT security market, develops technology for m anaging digital identification and trust in information and communication networks, with authentication, electronic signature and […]