Posts Tagged ‘Billion Triples Challenge’

Semantic Web Challenge Winners Announced

TrophiesEarlier this week, we reported on the Semantic Web Challenge taking place at the 2012 ISWC Conference in Boston. The winners of the challenge have now been announced!

Taking First Place in the “Open Track” was EventMedia Live, presented by Houda Khrouf, Vuk Milicic and Raphaël Troncy. EventMedia has been a hub in the Linked Data cloud since September 2010, but EventMedia Live is a recent application leveraging the resource. The academic paper is available, as well as the web application itself.  For a quick introduction, check out this fun video the team produced (after the jump).

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Hasso-Plattner-Institute and fluid Ops Join Forces To Explore Intersection Between Semantics And The Cloud

Govwild, an open government project to use fluid Operations’ Information Workbench semantic technology to combine various data sources and discover relationships that exist between politicians in Germany and entities such as companies, was the first effort pairing up the vendor with the Hasso-Plattner Institute (HPI), University Center of Excellence in IT Systems Engineering. More projects – including those that will be focused on the relationship between semantic technologies and the cloud – are on the way. The two outfits recently joined up in a partnership to explore aspects of supporting complete semantic databases in the cloud and enabling scalable semantic data management in the cloud.

HPI, of course, was founded by Hasso Plattner, co-founder of enterprise application vendor SAP and chairman of its supervisory board, as a practice-oriented program for IT engineers and academic research center. The team that included Prof. Felix Naumann, head of the HPI’s Department of Information Systems and composed of two research assistants and three master students, took home a Billion Triples Challenge prize late last year.

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