by Jennifer Zaino The World Wide Web Consortium has headline news today: The Semantic Web, as well as eGovernment, Activities are being merged and superseded by the Data Activity, where Phil Archer serves as Lead. Two new workgroups also have been chartered: CSV on the Web and Data on the Web Best Practices. What’s driving […]
The second edition of Bob DuCharme’s Learning SPARQL debuted this summer. The Semantic Web Blog connected with DuCharme – who is director of digital media solutions at TopQuadrant, the author of other works including XML: The Annotated Specification, and also a welcome speaker both at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference and our Semantic Web Blog […]
The W3C has announced that eleven specifications of SPARQL 1.1 have been published as recommendations. SPARQL is the Semantic Web query language. We caught up with Lee Feigenbaum, VP Marketing & Technology at Cambridge Semantics Inc. to discuss the significance of this announcement. Feigenbaum is a SPARQL expert who currently serves as the Co-Chair of […]
Ivan Herman reports, “The W3C SPARQL Working Group has published today a set of eleven documents, advancing most of SPARQL 1.1 to Proposed Recommendation.”
Kendall Clark recently discussed what users can expect from Stardog next.
What’s on the horizon for the semantic web? It was a question pondered by expert panelists last week at the Semantic Technology and Business Conference in San Francisco. Siri – and its possible clones and descendents – came up as a signpost on the road ahead, pushing the notion of personal assistance ever forward. “Siri […]
This year was the 21st World Wide Web Conference located in Lyon, France. This conference is a unique forum for discussion about how the Web is evolving. There were hundreds of talks over 3 days. Let me summarize some Semantic Web presentations I was able to attend. NautiLOD Programmers daily use the wget tool to specify […]
The W3C’s SPARQL Working Group has published a second round of last call working drafts for five SPARQL 1.1 documents.
The W3C reports that “The SPARQL Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of SPARQL 1.1 Query Results JSON Format.”
SPARQL is the standardized query language for RDF, the same way SQL is the standardized query language for relational databases. If this is the first time you look at SPARQL, but you’re familiar with SQL, you will see some similarities because it shares several keywords such as SELECT, WHERE, etc. It also has new keywords that you have never seen if […]