Archives: January 2010

What’s Coming Up in 2010, and Beyond, for Web Development – HTML Goodies

What’s Coming Up in 2010, and Beyond, for Web Development
HTML Goodies
Combine these technologies with the features of HTML5, CSS and the Semantic Web, and you have the potential for some amazing tools that end-users will come

Dot-com had tech sizzle, but vision was blurry – Crain’s New York Business

Dot-com had tech sizzle, but vision was blurry
Crain’s New York Business
“Semantic technology can recognize, extract and categorize words to figure out what you mean.” A recent Bintro match shows how it would likely have been a

New York Times Shakes Up Top Business Execs To Prepare For Paywall – The Business Insider


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New York Times Shakes Up Top Business Execs To Prepare For Paywall
The Business Insider
He will focus on The Times’s Open Topic platform and semantic Web initiative. He will continue to manage The New York Times Index, Times Online Services and
NYTimes.com Shakes Up Business Staff With Pending Metered Offer In Mind; Smurl paidContent.org
Times Appoints Execs To Oversee Pay Wall mediabistro.com (blog)

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New SW Use Case by the BBC

The BBC has provided a W3C Semantic Web Use Case on how Semantic Web Technologies are used on some of the BBC’s Web Sites. The main characteristics of the BBC’s approach is to use the Web as a Content Management System. Sites like the BBC Music, BBC Programmes, or the BBC Wildlife Finder rely on external, publicly available datasets like Musicbrainz or Wikipedia; the BBC sites themselves show an aggregated view of this information, put in a BBC context. Furthermore, the BBC also creates Web identifiers for every item it has interest in; RDF representations of these Web identifiers allow developers to use the BBC’s data to build applications.

LegalTech Descends on New York – Law.com

LegalTech Descends on New York
Law.com
Each day, the sessions are parsed into multiple tracks including Risk Management, General Counsel, Web 3.0 Intelligence, Knowledge Management,

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Privacy, Facebook and the Future of the Internet – ReadWriteWeb (blog)


ReadWriteWeb (blog)
Privacy, Facebook and the Future of the Internet
ReadWriteWeb (blog)
Then your Web 3.0-enabled iPad (or whatever) says to you: “Jane has not eaten Sushi in the past 6 weeks but has 2 times in the year so far.

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MIT Linked Data Product Development Lab: Cool Ideas With Real Business Potential

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The recent Linked Data Product Development Lab at MIT, billed as an opportunity to create the next killer app, was born out of its organizers’ desire to create both a highly adoptable, viral and compelling case for what sets semantic technology apart from the other kinds of technologies that people are playing with on the web — and also to create something that would be sustainable as either a business or open source project. The winner, LocalFocus, seems to have legs on both fronts, and its competitors present some interesting potential, as well.

The Lab’s co-chairs – K. Krasnow Waterman, who came to MIT as a Sloan Fellow and is a visiting fellow, DIG, CSAIL, MIT, and technology entrepreneur Reed Sturtevant — say they picked a cross-section of judges to ensure that both the technology and business viewpoints were accounted for in picking a winner. They included luminaries ranging from world wide web inventor and MIT professor Tim Berners-Lee and MIT Media Lab professor Alex Pentland, who’s also a pioneer in organizational engineering, mobile information systems, and computational social science, to serial entrepreneur Brian Shin, to VCs Alex Finkelstein from Spark Capital and Austin Westerling of Charles River Ventures, among others.

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Semantic Web Already Having an Impact – Datamation

Semantic Web Already Having an Impact
Datamation
“We’ve been going after the Semantic Web for a couple of years ahead of others,” said Kosmix’s Abhishek Gattani. “The Semantic Web isn’t coming with one big
Semantic Web Already Having … InternetNews.com

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Making things with data.gov.uk – Part 1 – The Guardian (blog)

Making things with data.gov.uk – Part 1
The Guardian (blog)
One of the key points of the data.gov.uk initiative is the adoption, where appropriate and expedient, of Linked Data and the Semantic Web.

New SPARQL drafts published

The W3C SPARQL Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of SPARQL 1.1 Property Paths, which
defines a more succinct way to write parts of basic graph patterns and also extend matching of triple pattern to arbitrary length paths. The group also published six updates, namely:

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