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Wolfram Alpha: The next major search breakthrough? – CNET News

Nova Spivack, CEO of Radar Networks, which developed Twine, an ambitious "interest network" Web application based on semantic Web technologies, , said that Wolfram Alpha may be as "important for the Web (and the world) as Google, but for a different

Johns Hopkins Puts Expertise Online Publicly with Collexis – Campus Technology

Johns Hopkins Puts Expertise Online Publicly with Collexis
Campus Technology, CA - 3 hours ago
Collexis Holdings develops semantic search and knowledge discovery software. To date, most institutions have limited their systems to internal

Semantic Web Programming

 

The next major advance in the Web, Web 3.0, will be built on semantic Web technologies, which will allow data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. Written by a team of highly experienced Web developers, this book explains examines how this powerful new technology can unify and fully leverage the ever-growing data, information, and services that are available on the Internet. Helpful examples demonstrate how to use the semantic Web to solve practical, real-world problems while you take a look at the set of design principles, collaborative working groups, and technologies that form the semantic Web. The companion Web site features full code, as well as a reference section, a FAQ section, a discussion forum, and a semantic blog.

Webinar Demonstration Highlights First-Ever Context-Sensitive Semantic Resume Search Engine

Free online Webinar to focus on the new release of Pointwing recruiting software with "Smart Match" semantic resume search engine. Pointwing Smart Match delivers more relevant candidate resume job search matches, reducing recruiter effort and the time to find the best qualified candidate…

Semantic Web For Dummies

Semantic Web technology is already changing how we interact with data on the Web. By connecting random information on the Internet in new ways, Web 3.0, as it is sometimes called, represents an exciting online evolution.

Whether you’re a consumer doing research online, a business owner who wants to offer your customers the most useful Web site, or an IT manager eager to understand Semantic Web solutions, Semantic Web For Dummies is the place to start!

Semantic Web technology is already changing how we interact with data on the Web. By connecting random information on the Internet in new ways, Web 3.0, as it is sometimes called, represents an exciting online evolution.

Whether you’re a consumer doing research online, a business owner who wants to offer your customers the most useful Web site, or an IT manager eager to understand Semantic Web solutions, Semantic Web For Dummies is the place to start!

W3C SPARQL Working Group re-launched

Sparql technology buttonThe W3C SPARQL Working Group (formerly known as RDF Data Access Working Group) has now been re-chartered. Quoting from the charter (available publicly):

The mission of the SPARQL Working Group [...] is to produce a W3C Recommendation that extends SPARQL. The extension is a small set of additional feature that

  1. have been identified by the users as badly needed for applications, and
  2. have been identified by SPARQL implementers as reasonable and feasible extension to current implementations

Note that a strict backward compatibility with existing SPARQL design should be mantained, and currently no radical redefinition of the SPARQL language is envisaged.

See further details in the charter for the types of extensions that are envisaged at this stage. The discussions of the group are publicly archived. W3C members are welcome to join the Working Group.

Semantic Universe Network Goes Live! The New Focal Point for Semantic Technology Professionals

Semantic Universe and Cerebra today announced the launch of the "Semantic Universe Network", a vibrant educational and networking hub for the global semantic technology marketplace. Semantic Universe Network will be the educational and information resource for the people and companies within the high-growth semantics sector, covering the latest news, opinions, events, announcements, products, solutions, promotions and research in the industry.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2009 — Semantic Universe and Cerebra today announced the launch of the "Semantic Universe Network", a vibrant educational and networking hub for the global semantic technology marketplace. Semantic Universe Network will be the educational and information resource for the people and companies within the high-growth semantics sector, covering the latest news, opinions, events, announcements, products, solutions, promotions and research in the industry.

SemanticUniverse.com
SemanticUniverse.com

According to Tony Shaw, Editor of Semantic Universe Network, "The semantic community needs a vehicle to communicate the comprehensive business applications and benefits of semantic technology, as well as a better way to connect developers, customers, entrepreneurs and investors. Semantic Universe Network will be that vehicle."

Says Brian Crook, President of Cerebra, "Today’s launch is an important milestone towards the semanticuniverse.com vision. We now have the technical framework to facilitate the growth and interaction of the community and an online sandbox for all of us to showcase, discuss and advance the enabling benefits of semantic technology."

The semantic community needs a vehicle to communicate the comprehensive business applications and benefits of semantic technology, as well as a better way to connect developers, customers, entrepreneurs and investors. Semantic Universe Network will be that vehicle.

Today’s launch is an important milestone towards the semanticuniverse.com vision. We now have the technical framework to facilitate the growth and interaction of the community and an online sandbox for all of us to showcase, discuss and advance the enabling benefits of semantic technology.

Launch editorial includes extensive new and archived material. Dozens of editorial contributors and industry bloggers are committed to participate in the Semantic Universe Network and over 30 original articles (by 30+ authors) have been published today. Among the contributors are prominent industry analysts and commentators.
Technical articles, case studies and research have been contributed by organizations including: Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Metatomix, Zemanta, Expert System, Ontos, Collibra, NetBase, IQser, General Electric, and two dozen more. Archived content draws upon a rich media library generated from the Semantic Technology Conferences and the Semantic Report including blogs, webcasts, slide decks, video recordings, executive interviews, audio recordings, profiles, photos, press releases, product information and vendor announcements.

Charter sponsorships are now being offered to product and tool developers within the semantic sector, as well as industry participants such as venture capitalists, consulting firms, educational institutions and other services organizations.

For information about advertising and site sponsorships contact Steve Bastasini +1-415-740-5528 (steve (at) semanticuniverse (dot) com). For information about editorial participation contact Tony Shaw +1-310-337-2616 x102 (tony (at) semanticuniverse (dot) com).

About Semantic Universe:
Semantic Universe is the creator of the Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech), the world’s foremost symposium on the business of semantic technology now in its fifth year. Semantic Universe is also the creator of the Semantic Report and the Semantic Universe Webcast Series. Semantic Universe is a joint venture of Wilshire Conferences and Semantic Arts.

About Cerebra, Inc. – Cerebra is the developer of the Cerebra Server, a content matching and discovery platform combining the respective strengths of natural language processing and semantic reasoning techniques. Cerebra products augment publisher sites with relevant content and advertising delivered as small widget applications to embed maps, reviews, videos, images, products and domain content contextually into publisher web pages.

Mobile Semantics

Brian Pleet is the classic business professional.  He runs a small Canadian sales consultancy business called the Strategico Marketing Group.  Brian’s lifeblood is being able to accurately bill his clients for his time and costs and to manage the time he spends on each project.  Brian is well organized; his emails and documents are all nicely filed by category, his favourite online content is bookmarked, and his contact database can be sorted by type of contact, location, etc.  It could be argued that he is a real-life proponent of semantics.  However Brian spends a lot of his time on the road, and this is where his system lets him down.  Unlike his desktop world, his mobile world is represented by a wireless phone bill that is page after page of numbers, and an inability to categorize the time that he is spending on his clients while he is out and about or working on his mobile phone.

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January 2009: The Semantic Web Gang discusses Calais 4.0, Linked Data, and Google

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In the first episode of 2009, we welcome Leigh Dodds, Benjamin Nowack and Peter Mika as Gang regulars, and talk with Tom Tague of Thomson Reuters about this week’s release of version 4.0 of the Open Calais service.

In the first episode of 2009, we welcome Leigh Dodds, Benjamin Nowack and Peter Mika as Gang regulars, and talk with Tom Tague of Thomson Reuters about this week’s release of version 4.0 of the Open Calais service. Towards the end of the call, Gang members talk about Marshall Kirkpatrick’s recent Read/Write Web report asking if [...]

Original Article

Semantic Data Integration for the Enterprise – Oracle Semantic Technologies

The Semantic Web vision of the World Wide Web Consortium is to extend the current Web, so that “information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.”1  This is important, as the mix of content on the web and in applications built using web architectures is shifting from exclusively human-oriented content to computer-mediated content.

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