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The Semantic Web
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.
As in previous years, the analysts at Gartner have unveiled their 'Top 10 Strategic Technologies,' and Jason Hiner provides details elsewhere on ZDNet. The press release is here.
Dr Jason Ohler certainly thinks so, and discusses his views in a recent paper and during a conversation that we recorded earlier this week.Both Jason and I struggled to think of examples where educationalists and educational technologists are already working with these technologies, or seriously considering doing so.
Silicon Valley stealth-mode startup, Stealth Company, revealed a little more about itself overnight and rebranded as Siri.Stealth Company's website has proved vague at best over the past few months, for example tantalising with allusions to underpinning technology;"We are not building our company on an idea and a prayer, but rather on a deep, foundational technology that leverages experience from many years and hundreds of millions of dollars of research and development.
Semantic Universe, the people behind the Semantic Technology Conference, have just announced a new series of free webcasts featuring Jim Hendler and Dean Allemang. These begin on 16 October with a 'Semantic Web Overview,' and initially continue through November with investigations of RDF and OWL.
It's clearly a week for publishing podcasts. As well as David Provost, whom I mentioned yesterday, I've also just released a podcast with ion interactive's Scott Brinker.
I covered David Provost's report, On the cusp: a global review of the Semantic Web industry, when it was published at the end of last month.Earlier this week, I spoke with David about the report and some of his views on the semantic technology industry.
My business card reads 'Technology Evangelist,' and this is a blog about the Semantic Web. So that should be an unequivocal 'Yes!
Huge ontologies and taxonomies that attempt to boil the ocean and describe 'the sum of human knowledge' tend to make me deeply uncomfortable. At the other end of the scale, though, there is clearly a place for reaching some shared understanding on how we describe things.
'The Cloud' is increasingly prevalent in tech conversation these days. Stalwarts of the space such as Amazon and Salesforce go from strength to strength, whilst titans of an earlier model such as Larry Ellison and even Steve Ballmer now seek to appropriate the meme.
Joining the growing band of search solutions built on top of Yahoo's Build Your Own Search Search Service (BOSS) initiative, Truevert seeks to apply semantics in providing a particular slant on searches across Yahoo!'s index.
Washington Times amongst newspapers putting semantic technologies to work with help from Inform Technologies
New York-based Inform Technologies issued a press release earlier this week, reporting the success of their recent partnership with the Washington Times on a major website redesign. Having spoken to both Inform’s CEO Jim Satloff and the Washington Times’ Executive Editor John Solomon, there’s an interesting story to tell of applying semantic technologies in a way that saves editorial staff time whilst significantly improving the utility and value of a newspaper site.
Today sees the publication of a new report by Boston-based David Provost. On the cusp: a global review of the Semantic Web industry (PDF) features David's analysis of the space, informed by detailed conversations with representatives from many of its leading companies, and the picture he paints is an optimistic one.
Last week saw over 200 researchers, advocates, implementors and practitioners of Semantic Technology descend upon the delightful Austrian capital for the second European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC).
In a move that should surprise no one who has been paying attention, Thomson Reuters today announced commercial pricing for their Calais offering.Calais' Tom Tague was quick to stress that this is in addition to the current free service, and that a free Open Calais is not going away.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Hapax CEO recognises importance of shared infrastructure moving forward
- 2 Semantic Web Gang podcast discusses Wolfram Alpha and Google's Rich Snippets
- 3 Bing is not alone; similar techniques alive and well in existing vertical search
- 4 Leigh Dodds talks about Talis Connected Commons
- 5 The Semantic Web Gang discuss ontologies