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.
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Paul Miller offers insight and analysis on the Semantic Web, dissecting the news and showing why it matters to the wider business world.
<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.
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.
New York-based semantic technology startup AdaptiveBlue yesterday unveiled an update to their Glue product, and the world's technology writers were unable to contain their enthusiasm for the obvious puns. I spoke with AdaptiveBlue's CEO, Alex Iskold, ahead of the launch to hear about the latest enhancements.
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.
Oracle's Jeff Pollock has been involved with Semantic Technologies for more than a decade, and puts that experience to good use in his latest book, Semantic Web for Dummies.I spoke with Jeff yesterday, and the result has just been released as a podcast.
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).
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.
Over on my own blog, I wrote a short post about BusinessWeek's social network yesterday. Business Exchange is well-linked from the print magazine, and offers an opportunity for writers and readers to gather and share resources that inform or relate to stories.
January's episode of the monthly Semantic Web Gang podcast has just been published. In it Gang members discuss Thomson Reuters' release of Calais 4.
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.
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.
San Bruno (CA) headquartered InQuira Inc. has unveiled the latest version of their InQuira product, and is making much of its multilingual capabilities.