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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Europe discussing the business of the Semantic Web at ESTC

I've written before about the importance of events that move us past introspection and academic debate, and bring the real benefits of semantic technologies to a wider business audience. As the Semantic Web Gang discussed recently, North America has had the excellent Semantic Technology Conference for several years, and this year gained Linked Data Planet (now transmogrified to become Web 3.

August 17, 2008 by Paul Miller

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Visualising the Semantic Web with Parallax

July's episode of the Semantic Web Gang discussed some of the work being done to ensure that data made addressable by the Semantic Web is actually usable via intelligible interfaces.Subsequently, David Huynh released a video showing 'a novel browsing interface' designed to sit on top of the growing body of content stored inside the Freebase offering from Semantic Web startup Metaweb.

August 15, 2008 by Paul Miller

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Putting Semantic Technology to work at BT

UK-based telecoms (and more) provider, BT, has been interested in the Semantic Web for a long time, as a brief conversation I recorded with the company's Head of Next Generation Web Research back in January 2007 illustrates.John Davies appears in silicon.

August 11, 2008 by Paul Miller

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The Semantic Web is about bringing information to life

So says Vincent Maher, in a recent post that suggests he's sat in one too many of those meetings;"There is nothing more frustrating than a gaggle of geeks sitting in your boardroom talking about simple concepts in an unnecessarily obfuscatory manner because their revenues are tied to your inability to understand what they're saying or the bills you're paying.""One of the prime targets for this confusion [he continues] is the Semantic Web.

August 4, 2008 by Paul Miller

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Everywhere I look, I see Clouds

No, not a comment on the weather in East Yorkshire this 'summer,' but rather a reflection on the recent eruption of content related to Cloud computing. Having taken a long weekend away from the computer, punctuated by occasional iPhone-powered checking of my feeds to sate the addiction, it really did feel as if there was a new Cloud computing post near the top of the pile every time I looked.

August 4, 2008 by Paul Miller

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Crunchbase meets the Semantic Web

Technology web site TechCrunch is one of those staples (like ZDNet, of course) to which we all turn for news and analysis on the companies shaping the Web. Their CrunchBase directory provides a wealth of information on the companies and people featured in their stories (and elsewhere, as it's editable by anyone), and they recently took the step of opening up an API to the data.

July 31, 2008 by Paul Miller

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True Knowledge attracts new funds

I commented on UK-based True Knowledge and their search for finance at the start of this month, and tonight Venture Beat breaks the news that they've concluded a $4 million funding round led by existing investor Octopus Ventures.This funding, which brings the total raised by the company in the past twelve months to $5.

July 29, 2008 by Paul Miller

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Venturing into Semantic Technologies ?

One of the most interesting sessions at the consistently engaging Semantic Technology conference in San Jose back in May was the 'Semantic Venture Panel: Investor Opportunities and Pitfalls.'Alex Iskold did a good job of capturing the essence of the session for ReadWriteWeb and I recommend a read of his post, which freed me from having to write up the detail of this excellent discussion.

July 29, 2008 by Paul Miller

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