Radar Networks attracted a fair degree of attention with their roll-out of Twine, and the company's CEO has built a reputation as one of the more thoughtful thinkers in the space. Nova took to the stage at the Semantic Technology Conference today, not to talk about his own company or ideas, but to lead a conversation with Russell Foltz-Smith from Wolfram Research.
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Wednesday's opening Keynote here in San Jose sees Guidewire's Carla Thompson joined on stage by senior representatives from many of the more interesting players in the Semantic Search space; Tomasz Imielinski from Ask, Peter Norvig from Google, Riza Berkan of Hakia, Scott Provost from Microsoft, William Tunstall-Pedoe of the UK's True Knowledge, and Andrew Tomkins of Yahoo.
This year's Semantic Technology Conference got fully underway this morning, with Keynote presentations from Tom Tague of Thomson Reuters' Open Calais Initiative and Tom Gruber from Siri.Despite the wider economic situation, attendance for this fifth year of the event feels a little up on last year, and there's clearly real enthusiasm in the buzzing Halls.
Microsoft's Bing is attracting plenty of interest today, and perhaps deservedly so as it brings some interesting fresh ideas to the world of generic search engines. Whether it is sufficiently compelling to break our deeply ingrained association of 'search' with 'Google' remains to be seen.
This month has seen Google announce 'Rich Snippets' and Wolfram Research release Alpha to a flurry of mainstream media coverage; both are of interest to those working on the Semantic Web.This month's episode of the Semantic Web Gang takes a look at both stories, and Gang members share their impressions on the news and what it might mean moving forward.
In my latest podcast interview with those shaping our evolving engagement with Semantic Technologies, I speak with Eric Hillerbrand.Drawing upon years of experience in the development and deployment of Semantic Web solutions, Eric has spent the past few years considering the ways in which semantic technologies could bring structure and value to the increasingly visible online conversations around products and brands.
Back in October I wrote about the first Vocabulary Camp, or VoCamp. These informal gatherings have gone from strength to strength, and the fourth is currently underway on the Spanish island of Ibiza.
I wrote about Talis' Connected Commons last month, and today spent some time talking with the company's Platform Programme Manager, Leigh Dodds.The conversation has just been released as a podcast which looks at the rationale behind the company's offer and the specific licensing choices that beneficiaries are asked to make.
Semantically powered question answering start-up True Knowledge today made its Semantic Search API available for public consumption, taking the next step on the company's journey out of beta and providing a clear steer as to the way in which they intend to generate revenue.As the company's press release notes,"True Knowledge offers two distinct API services for developers: the 'Direct Answer API' and the 'Query API.
Ivan Herman is Semantic Web Activity Lead at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and in this podcast he talks about a range of current activities across the Semantic Web community.