Tag Archive for 'Linked Data'

Common Sense prevails at Triple-I

I’m here in Graz for Triple-I. All credit to Klaus Tochtermann, Hermann Mauerer and many others for putting together what is shaping up to be a great event. Things got off to a good start with the first keynote, from Henry Liebermann, who talked about how we manage and utilise common sense knowledge. The talk […]

Leigh Dodds goes public about his move to Talis

Leigh Dodds has just blogged publicly about his forthcoming move to Talis. From 1st September he’ll be joining us as Programme Manager for the Talis Platform. I’m personally really excited about having Leigh on board – he’s been an impressive figure on the Semantic Web scene for quite some time; IIRC I even used his […]

VoCamp – Tackling the Vocabulary Bottleneck

The last 18 months have seen amazing progress in the world of Linked Data, but we now face a new challenge: availability of vocabularies to describe this data. OK, so it’s not really a new challenge at all, but this time it’s real, and urgent. Anyone stumbling across a tasty open data set on the […]

Powerset: More Than Just a Pretty Face?

For this months Semantic Web Gang podcast we were joined by Barney Pell from Powerset, who recently launched a public beta of their long-awaited natural language query engine operating over Wikipedia data. Amid all the buzz, it was great to hear about Powerset straight from the horse’s mouth, and prompted me to spend some time […]

Out from Behind the Great Firewall

It’s been a quiet month, blog-wise, mainly due to MyOpera being inaccessible from behind the “Great Firewall of China“. Not sure what content on here is worth screening out (except perhaps on quality grounds ;), but anyway… I was in China for WWW2008 initially, and then two weeks of holiday, giving me a chance to […]

Twine and Linked Data

A little while back I wrote briefly about first impressions of Twine. Now that the recent flurry of Twine-related analysis has died down, and a few more people have had the chance to actually use the system, it’s probably a good time to look at what Twine has to offer from a Semantic Web point […]

Making Links at the BBC

Ian and I spent last Friday at BBC Television Centre in London. For anyone of my generation who grew up in the UK this place probably has an almost mythical status, as the place to send your competition entries or milk bottle tops for the latest Blue Peter appeal. We were there for a workshop […]

Tim Berners-Lee Talks with Talis, and plugs Linked Data

The Talking with Talis series reaches new heights today, with the addition of a podcast discussion with Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web. Yes, the inventor of the Web. OK, so probably everyone reading this blog knows that Tim invented the Web, but sometimes I have to stop and get a reality check. Once […]