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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AdaptiveBlue updates Glue; I avoid 'sticky' puns with this title

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.

April 2, 2009 by Paul Miller


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 Paul Miller


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 Paul Miller


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 Paul Miller


Thinking about where the Semantic Web conversation takes place

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 26, 2009 by Paul Miller


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 Paul Miller


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 Paul Miller