Paul Miller

Paul Miller provides consultancy and analysis services at the interface between the worlds of Cloud Computing and the Semantic Web.

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Linked Data on the Web, WWW2008

The main programme of this year's World Wide Web Conference gets underway here in Beijing today (Wednesday), but ahead of that yesterday was devoted to workshops.With my colleague Tom Heath one of the co-chairs, a paper (pdf) from colleagues Rob Styles, Nadeem Shabir and (the absent) Danny Ayers, and a paper (pdf) from myself, Rob and Tom, my choice of workshop was an easy one to make; Linked Data on the Web.

April 22, 2008 by Paul Miller


A Semantic view of the Wikipedia for Data idea

Last week CNet's Dan Farber picked up on a post by ex-Googler Bret Taylor, entitled 'We need a Wikipedia for data.' Sarah Perez followed up on ReadWriteWeb with a useful roundup in 'Where to find Open Data on the Web,' and the usual flurry of interested individuals commented on each.

April 14, 2008 by Paul Miller

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Why kill Google?

Technology journalists from the mainstream media appear obsessed with locating some magic bullet with which to topple Google from its dominant position in today's Web, and use of violent language seems part and parcel of this obsession. Have Larry and Sergey done something to upset them?

March 27, 2008 by Paul Miller


illumin8-ing improvements for knowledge workers?

The printing press was a pretty pivotal invention, challenging artificial limitations on the dissemination of ideas maintained by scriptoria and opening flood gates to the vibrant philosophical, social and technological innovations of the Renaissance, Reformation, and beyond.

March 25, 2008 by Paul Miller


Semantic Web Gang forms, debates Semantic Web 'readiness'

With the increasing cacophony from 'semantic' players in the technology space, it can be extremely difficult to work out what's important, to identify the trends, and to make informed decisions about how any of this affects you and your business. As part of our contribution to bringing some clarity to the proceedings, I am delighted to announce the first (virtual) meeting of the new Semantic Web Gang.

March 25, 2008 by Paul Miller


TextWise offers $1million for an American semantic hack

Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch draws my attention to SemanticHacker. The site details an invitation from Rochester, NY-based TextWise to suggest compelling applications powered by their API, in return for a guaranteed payment of $100,000 and up to $900,000 in revenue from subsequent commercialisation of the winning idea.

March 18, 2008 by Paul Miller


hakia licenses OntoSem technology to third parties

New York-based semantic search company hakia will today use the Search Engine Strategies Conference to announce that their Ontological Semantic technology, OntoSem, is available for licensing. Illinois-based RiverGlass, Inc.

March 17, 2008 by Paul Miller

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Semantic Web sets conference data free?

Conferences can be useful for bringing a group of 'interesting' individuals together in one place for a few days, and giving them time and space to focus on a particular set of issues without the usual distractions of the working day. Blackberries, iPhones, and free venue wi-fi make the distractions a lot less removed than previously, but the conference remains a useful forum nevertheless.

March 16, 2008 by Paul Miller