Paul Miller

<p>Paul has been involved with the web since its earliest days, addressing issues of technology and policy most recently at <a href="http://www.talis.com/platform/">Talis</a> and previously in a range of public sector positions. At <a href="http://cloudofdata.com">The Cloud of Data</a>, Paul provides consultancy and analysis services to a wide range of clients concerned with the implications of the Semantic Web and Cloud Computing for their business. Paul has a Doctorate in Archaeology from the University of York.

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Can semantic technologies help brands profit from social media?

Can semantic technologies help brands profit from social media?

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.

April 20, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Leigh Dodds talks about Talis Connected Commons

Leigh Dodds talks about Talis Connected Commons

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.

April 15, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

True Knowledge API lies at the heart of real business model

True Knowledge API lies at the heart of real business model

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.

April 13, 2009 by in CXO

Growing the Linked Data pool, with the Talis Connected Commons

Growing the Linked Data pool, with the Talis Connected Commons

Back in December of 2008, I wrote about a new initiative from Amazon to make large sets of public data more accessible. Amazon offered to mount the data for free, and for developers writing applications elsewhere in the Amazon Web Services ecosystem even the bandwidth cost of communicating with GenBank, the PubChem Library, the US Census and similar resources was zero.

March 30, 2009 by in Amazon

Dame Wendy Hall talks about Web Science

Dame Wendy Hall talks about Web Science

I must admit that I've tended to be rather sceptical about the whole topic of 'Web Science,' as proposed by the University of Southampton and MIT through their shared Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI).

March 3, 2009 by in CXO

Managing the flow at Davos

Managing the flow at Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEF) and numerous ancillary events kick off in Davos this week, and despite an apparent dearth of bankers the small Swiss town will play host to even more politicians, business leaders and journalists than usual.

January 26, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Thomson Reuters bets on Content remaining King with Calais 4.0

Thomson Reuters bets on Content remaining King with Calais 4.0

Global information behemoth Thomson Reuters today announces the latest version of its Calais web service, delivering on earlier promises with respect to 'Linked Data' and firmly staking out the company's intention to be a significant player in the shifting market for timely and authoritative information.I'll take a more in-depth look at the importance of authoritative sources in the emerging Linked Data ecosystem in this related post, and concentrate on the specifics of the Calais 4.

January 13, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Could Amazon provide a home to Linked Data?

Could Amazon provide a home to Linked Data?

In a press release issued earlier this month Amazon announced their 'Public Data Sets on Amazon Web Services' initiative, providing a free home to potentially massive public data sets and free use of those data by developers hosting their applications in the company's data centres.

December 15, 2008 by in Cloud

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