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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Gartner Top 10 embraces the Cloud

Gartner Top 10 embraces the Cloud

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.

published October 14, 2008 by

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Can the Semantic Web help education?

Can the Semantic Web help education?

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.

published October 14, 2008 by

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Stealth Company decloaks... as Siri

Stealth Company decloaks... as Siri

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.

published October 13, 2008 by

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An interview with Scott Brinker

An interview with Scott Brinker

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.

published October 10, 2008 by

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An interview with David Provost

An interview with David Provost

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.

published October 9, 2008 by

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Whisky, Whiskey, and the Semantic Web ?

Whisky, Whiskey, and the Semantic Web ?

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.

published October 6, 2008 by

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Welcome to the Data Cloud ?

Welcome to the Data Cloud ?

'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.

published October 5, 2008 by

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Washington Times amongst newspapers putting semantic technologies to work with help from Inform Technologies

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.

published October 3, 2008 by

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New report places Semantic Web 'On the Cusp' of something big

New report places Semantic Web 'On the Cusp' of something big

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.

published September 30, 2008 by

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Thomson Reuters unveils commercial version of Calais

Thomson Reuters unveils commercial version of Calais

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.

published September 24, 2008 by

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