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Introducing The DBpedia Association

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Sebastian Hellman recently announced the formation of The DBpedia Association. According to the group’s charter, the Association was founded “with the goal to support DBpedia and the DBpedia Contributors Community.” The DBpedia Association is located in Leipzig, Germany, and the group’s full charter can be read here.

 

The goals of the new Association are outlined as follows: “Coordinate the development efforts in the DBpedia community and language chapters. Support the maintenance of DBpedia resources with own staff and resources. Serve as a contact point and establish co-operations with other like-minded projects and organizations. Acquire and manage funds for the DBpedia Community. Support and manage the organisation of DBpedia Community meetings. Provide education and training on DBpedia. Uphold a free, public data infrastructure to exploit this wealth of data for the general public. Mediate commercial services of associated partners.” Read more

TopQuadrant Launches TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net 4.3

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RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– TopQuadrant™, a leading semantic data integration company, today announced the release of version 4.3 of TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net (TopBraid EVN), a web-based solution that simplifies the development and management of interconnected vocabularies. With the latest release, TopBraid EVN can now be used to edit arbitrary RDFS/OWL ontologies and acts as a powerful platform for other semantic editing environments. Read more

Research and Markets: Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market

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Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:08am EDT — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Natural Language Processing (NLP) Market – Worldwide Market Forecast & Analysis (2013-2018)” report to their offering.

Natural language is easier for humans to learn and exercise but difficult for computers to comprehend. Machines have proven their potential in computationally intensive tasks. However, they still fall short to master the basics of spoken and written languages. Natural language processing is a human to computer interaction, which analyses and understands both spoken and written forms of human languages. It helps computers in formulating basic and advanced levels of interaction with humans. Read more

Concept Searching Announces October Webinar Schedule

McLean, VA, US and Stevenage, UK (PRWEB UK) 16 September 2013 — Concept Searching, a global leader in semantic metadata generation, auto-classification, and taxonomy management software, and developer of the Smart Content Framework™, is pleased to announce the webinar schedule for October 2013. Concept Searching webinars cover a variety of topics such as SharePoint, Office 365, solving business challenges, IT trends, and include the popular ‘How To’ technology series. The webinars have speakers who are experts in their respective fields, to offer best practices and use cases.

The month of October is focused on compliance, information management, and open-source environments, and the ‘How To’ SharePoint webinars focus on securing sensitive information, and using intelligent metadata in records management. Read more

Publishers Release Unfinished Aaron Swartz Manuscript

Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing reports that Morgan & Claypool Publishers have decided to release an unfinished manuscript written by Aaron Swartz entitled A Programmable Web. Michael B. Morgan, CEO of the publishing house wrote, “In 2009, we invited Aaron Swartz to contribute a short work to our series on Web Engineering (now The Semantic Web: Theory and Technology). He produced a draft of about 40 pages — a ‘first version’ to be extended later — which unfortunately never happened.” Read more

List of Thousands of Public Data Sources

A website called BigML (for Big Machine Learning) has compiled a great list of freely available public data sources. The article begins: “We love data, big and small and we are always on the lookout for interesting datasets. Over the last two years, the BigML team has compiled a long list of sources of data that anyone can use. It’s a great list for browsing, importing into our platform, creating new models and just exploring what can be done with different sets of data. In this post, we are sharing this list with you. Why? Well, searching for great datasets can be a time consuming task. We hope this list will support you in that search and help you to find some inspiring datasets. ” Read more

‘Semantic Annotations in OGC Standards’ Adopted as OGC Best Practice

The Open Geospatial Consortium reports that the organization has adopted Semantic annotations in OGC standards as an OGC Best Practice. The article states, “OGC standards provide standard ways of locating and transporting network-resident geospatial data and ways of locating and invoking geospatial services. Without proper descriptions of these resources, however, use of the resources is limited to small user groups. To make a geospatial resource more widely discoverable, assessable and useful, resource providers must annotate the resource with descriptive metadata that can be read and understood by a broad audience. Without such metadata, people will neither be able to find the resource using search engines nor will they be able to evaluate if the discovered resource satisfies their current information need.” Read more

HealthONE Hospitals Launches BodyMaps

Healthline Networks and Visual Health Solutions and Denver’s leading healthcare system, HealthONE, today announced a partnership to provide patients and physicians with Healthline’s BodyMaps application via the HealthONE website, www.HealthONEcares.com.

BodyMaps demystifies complex aspects of health by combining Healthline’s unique semantic taxonomy and Visible Health Solution’s high-quality anatomical content into a unique interactive 3D experience for users to visually explore the human body, from its largest organ to its smallest bone. BodyMaps also maps thousands of anatomical and clinical terms to simple patient-friendly synonyms, making it understandable to anyone. Read more

Illustrating Relationship Discovery with Linked Data

Leigh Dodds has drafted a diagram illustrating relationships between resources in an effort to understand and describe Dataset and API discovery in Linked Data. He writes, “While there’s been lots of research done on finding and using (semantic) web services I’m initially interested in supporting the kind of bootstrapping use cases covered by Autodiscovery. We can characterise that use case as helping to answer the following kinds of questions: Given a resource URI, how can I find out which dataset it is from? Given a dataset URI, how can I find out which resources it contains and which APIs might let me interact with it? Given a domain on the web, how can I find out whether it exposes some machine-readable data? Where is the SPARQL endpoint for this dataset?” Read more

W3C Publishes Second Edition of RIF Recommendation

Ivan Herman of the W3C reports, “W3C published the Second Edition of the Rule Interchange Format (RIF). RIF was developed through a joint effort of members of the Business Rules, Semantic Web, and Logic Programming communities. It allows rules systems to be connected together for highly-structured knowledge to be accurately exchanged as explained in RIF Use Cases and Requirements. The Second Edition includes editorial improvements and a number of small corrections to the original specification, along with a new RIF Primer.” Read more

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