Professor James A. Hendler goes by the daunting title of 'Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor' at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York.
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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.
Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch draws my attention to SemanticHacker. The site details an invitation from Rochester, NY-based TextWise to suggest compelling applications powered by their API, in return for a guaranteed payment of $100,000 and up to $900,000 in revenue from subsequent commercialisation of the winning idea.
New York-based semantic search company hakia will today use the Search Engine Strategies Conference to announce that their Ontological Semantic technology, OntoSem, is available for licensing. Illinois-based RiverGlass, Inc.
Conferences can be useful for bringing a group of 'interesting' individuals together in one place for a few days, and giving them time and space to focus on a particular set of issues without the usual distractions of the working day. Blackberries, iPhones, and free venue wi-fi make the distractions a lot less removed than previously, but the conference remains a useful forum nevertheless.
Despite the continuing efforts of Microsoft, Yahoo! and others, Google remains the dominant horizontal search engine for most people, most of the time.
This year's World Wide Web conference (WWW2008) is rapidly approaching, and all over the planet web researchers are grappling with the Chinese visa application process ahead of their trip to Beijing.In contrast to a corporate event like Semantic Technology, the World Wide Web conferences tend to be geared more toward the research community, and .
Mike Arrington broke a story over at TechCrunch this morning, suggesting that Yahoo! are about to extend their Open Search Platform by embracing a number of Semantic Web specifications.
There’s a well-known saying that all publicity is good publicity, but you have to wonder whether the team over at Radar Networks feel that way this morning.The company is behind Twine, which was unveiled to much fanfare at the O’Reilly Web 2.
Reuters subsidiary ClearForest has attracted attention recently with their open API, Calais. I talked with ClearForest CEO Barak Pridor to learn more...
An article in the Financial Times takes a look at a bold vision for the Semantic Web, and postulates the 'world wise web'.
Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says that Semantic Web building blocks are in place. He also questions the attitude to data ownership of social networking companies in an interview recorded earlier this month.
Velocity Interactive Group, DFJ and Vulcan invest $13 million in Semantic Web startup Radar Networks, taking the company's total investment to $20 million.
VentureBeat reports that Radar Networks has received a further tranche of funding.
ZDNet launches a new blog, devoted to the Semantic Web