Tag Archive for 'Semantic Web'

Semantic Web In Use at ISWC2009

ISWC2008 isn’t upon us just yet, but already the preparations for ISWC2009 are under way. I’m pleased to say that I’ll be serving as co-chair of the Semantic Web In Use track alongside Lee Feigenbaum. In my experience the ISWC series has been growing steadily in strength year on year and, while I’m inevitably biased, […]

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 […]

Garlik Launches FOAF Services

The FOAF space got a whole lot more interesting yesterday, when Garlik released two FOAF services under their QDOS umbrella. The first is effectively a viewer on FOAF data crawled from across the Web. Have a look at the data about Danny Ayers to see it in action. As far as I can tell, having […]

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 Invites; First Come First Served

I have a couple of Twine invites going spare if anyone wants one. Just mail me: firstname dot surname at gmail…

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 […]

Twine First Impression

David Peterson was kind enough to send me a Twine invite (thanks David 🙂 Aside from the obligatory half hour spent making lots of friends (again) and adding a few items to try things out, I haven’t really spent enough time with it to form strong impressions. However, the one thing that struck me while […]