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According to a new announcement from the company 3 Round Stones, Callimachus Open Source v1.2 has been released. Callimachus is a Linked Data application server used by the Federal Government for publishing open data on the Web and Fortune 1000 for consuming and visualizing a combination of enterprise and open content. 3 Round Stones is working to make Callimachus the choice of Web developers who want to rapidly write and host data-driven Web applications. Callimachus Open Source 1.2 provides a number of improvements across the board – some which improve use experience for building visualizations with the Chart Wizard and some back end changes aimed at improving scaling and performance. As always, for full details about the project and downloads check out http://callimachusproject.org. Here are some highlights.” Read more
- Built-in support for most types of Persistent URLs (PURLs), including Active PURLs.
- Scripted HTTP content type conversions via XProc pipelines.
- Ability to access remote Linked Data via SPARQL SERVICE keyword and XProc pipelines.
- Named Queries can now have a custom view page. The view page can be a template for the resources in the query result.
- Authorization can now be performed based on IP addresses or the DNS domain of the client.
At the Semantic Technology and Business Conference in New York City last week, attendees got to hear a lot about how semantic technology is influencing various sectors, such as government (see our stories here and here) and media (see this article and this one). Another prominent one on display: pharmaceuticals.
Pharma, for example, was the driving use case for the update to Callimachus that focuses on helping users deal with data that’s external to the framework for data-driven applications, David Wood, CTO of Callimachus project sponsor 3 Round Stones, told The Semantic Web Blog at the event. (To learn more about the update, see our story here.)
A session on Tuesday last week saw Lee Feigenbaum, vp of marketing at Cambridge Semantics, which makes the Anzo express and Anzo Enterprise solutions, put forth a case for semantic tech as being key to data integration and interoperability in the sector, as well. “Can semantic web technologies break down enterprise data silos just as they break down document silos on the web?” he said. “The answer to the question is, “Of course.” Compared to the web, the data silo challenges of even the largest pharmaceuticals organization is relatively minor.”
Callimachus is getting an update. It’s been quiet for a few months over at the framework for data-driven applications based on Linked Data principles, but with good reason, says David Wood, CTO of Callimachus project sponsor 3 Round Stones. 3 Round Stones also offers Callimachus Enterprise, winner of this year’s Startup Competition at the Semantic Technology and Business Conference in San Francisco.
Big things were on the menu for this release, which should emerge from beta today. To date, all the RDF that Callimachus has dealt with has been local to it, Wood explains. “People have been saying for ages, ‘But I don’t want to copy the LOD cloud into Callimachus to deal with it. I want to deal with a lot of data out there in the world, in enterprise systems, an Oracle server, or the LOD cloud,” he says.
The new release takes on the challenge of dealing with data that’s external to Callimachus.
One of the many innovative semantic solutions that was presented at this week’s SemTech conference is Callimachus, a linked data management system that “allows Web authors to quickly and easily create semantically-enabled Web applications with a minimal knowledge of Semantic Web principles.” According to Bernadette Hyland, Callimachus is the first system of its kind. Read more