Posts Tagged ‘TopBraid’

ReportLinker Selects TopQuadrant as its Data Integration Partner

TopQuadrantRALEIGH, NC – July 28, 2014 – TopQuadrant™, a leading semantic data integration company, today announced that it has added ReportLinker to its growing roster of clients. Organizations such as ReportLinker continue to leverage TopQuadrant’s cutting-edge technology to collaborate on defining and linking enterprise vocabularies, taxonomies and metadata used for information sharing, data integration and search. 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

TopQuadrant Selects Computas as its First Global Certified TopBraid Solutions Partner

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TopQuadrant™, a leading semantic data integration company, today announced Norwegian based IT consulting company Computas has been selected as its first Global Certified TopBraid Solutions Partner. As a result, Computas will sell and support TopQuadrant solutions products and services across the globe.

TopQuadrant’s TopBraid solutions enable customers to connect silos of data, metadata, systems and infrastructure to build flexible applications from linked data models. Computas is a leading solution provider for both the Norwegian government and the oil and gas industry including many of the foremost companies with significant operations on Norway’s Continental Shelf. Read more

WEBCAST: SPARQL Queries, SPARQL Technology with Bob DuCharme

If you missed last week’s excellent introduction to SPARQL by Bob DuCharme of TopQuadrant and the recently released Learning SPARQL, the recorded webcast is now available.  In this presentation, Bob shows how to create and run SPARQL queries. He also talks about the role that the query language can play in application development. Lastly, he looks at the range of uses people are finding for SPARQL above and beyond querying of RDF data, such as querying relational data, defining rules to enhance data quality, and more…

SPARQL Queries, SPARQL Technologies with Bob DuCharme - Watch the Webcast

Watch the webcast here:

http://mediabistro.adobeconnect.com/p8mwns7kdgx/

There were some questions we did not get to during the hour, and Bob has been kind enough to answer these offline.

BONUS Q&A with Bob DuCharme:

Q: Can sparql engines integrate reasoners and reason over the data on the fly? Read more

TopQuadrant Heads to the Norwegian Continental Shelf

The Exploration & Production Information Management (EPIM) Association has awarded its “multi-year ReportingHub contract to TopQuadrant, a leading semantic data integration company. For the past four years, EPIM has been working with the industry solving its problem of collecting, normalizing, validating, analyzing and reporting data about activities of the North Sea oil and gas drillers. Through its multi-year analysis of available technologies and a competitive procurement process, it chose TopQuadrant‘s TopBraid solution because of its ability to combine and semantically align large amounts of disparate, changing data in an intelligent, flexible and efficient way.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Talis, Brooksource, and Alion

Talis is looking for a Semantic Web Technical Consultant in Birmingham. According to the description, “We are developing consulting services focused on the Semantic Web, Linked Data and the Talis Platform. We are currently offering a range of professional services that cover everything from training on Semantic Web technologies, through to data modeling, conversions, and bespoke application and prototype development. We are looking for talented individuals to join our team to help expand our capabilities in the areas of data transformation and visualization.” Read more

oeGOV: Open Government through Semantic Web Technologies

Enabling Data Independence for Government Transparency

by Ralph Hodgson, CTO, TopQuadrant, Inc.

Open Government has become a popular theme, both in the U.S. and other countries.  With “Transparency” gaining momentum, increasing categories and amounts of government data are becoming available on the web.  In the U.S., an impetus for this was Barrack Obama’s memorandum to the heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. This included the following statement:

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SPIN: An object-oriented framework for business rules using SPARQL – SemTech 2009 Video

PRESENTER:
Holger Knublauch
Vice President
TopQuadrant

The current generation of Semantic Web languages is well suited to link data and to define domain concepts and relationships. However, real-world applications that operate on those linked data models typically need higher expressivity than what is provided by OWL and RDF Schema alone. SPIN is an open-source framework that supports the use of SPARQL to define business rules and constraint checks on Semantic Web models with object-oriented modeling techniques. This simple yet powerful mechanism makes it possible to define self-describing domain models that can then be used by generic software components such as user interface renderers, schema mappers and workflow engines. Instead of hard-coding behavior in languages like Java, SPIN makes it possible to declaratively define complex business rules and processes. SPIN can also be used to define new higher-level modeling languages with built-in semantics.

This talk:

  • Sets the stage with a quick review of SPARQL (incl. CONSTRUCT keyword)
  • Introduces SPIN as a mechanism to attach SPARQL queries to class definitions
  • Shows how to define new SPARQL functions and reusable query templates with SPIN
  • Demonstrates the use of SPIN for tasks ranging from unit conversion to computer games
  • Shows how the ideas of SPIN give rise to a new software development paradigm around self-describing linked data models

SPIN: An object-oriented framework for business rules using SPARQL from Semantic Universe on Vimeo.

TopQuadrant Webcast II: SPARQL for Business Rules and Constraint Checking: Introducing SPIN*

Date: April 1, 2009, 11:00AM (1 hour)
Register: View the archived webcast
Q&A: Q&A Session for Webinar II: SPARQL for Business Rules and Constraint Checking: Introducing SPIN*

Semantic Web modeling languages like OWL offer a standard way to define domain concepts and their relationships. This alone, however, can’t fully address the need for describing executable behavior. Using the domain models for data validation, transformation and other application specific reasoning typically requires expressivity of rule languages. In this webinar we show how to use SPARQL to define efficient business rules and constraint checks that will work with any RDF database.

This webinar will:

  • Demonstrate the use of SPARQL and SPIN for tasks such as unit conversion, computer games, and executable domain-specific languages.
  • Discuss the advantages of combining best practices from the object oriented world with the flexibility of the Semantic Web languages.
  • Show how to define new SPARQL functions and reusable query templates

(SPIN = SPARQL Inferencing Notation; see Introducing SPIN (SPARQL Inferencing Notation)  and/or http://spinrdf.org/)

Presenters:

Holger Knublauch
Holger Knublauch
TopQuadrant. Inc.

Holger Knublauch is Vice President, Product Development at TopQuadrant, where he is responsible for the TopBraid product suite. TopBraid is a comprehensive set of tools for editing, visualizing, querying, and publishing Semantic Web models. Holger is also the main developer of the visual semantic scripting language SPARQLMotion and the SPARQL Inferencing Notation SPIN. Prior to joining TopQuadrant, Holger was the primary developer of the Protege-OWL plugin at Stanford University. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Ulm.

Dean Allemang
Dean Allemang
TopQuadrant
Dr. Allemang specializes in innovative applications of knowledge technology and brings to TopQuadrant over 15 years of experience in research, deployment, and development of knowledge-based systems. He developed the curriculum for Top Quadrant’s successful training series for Semantic Web technologies, which he has been presenting to customers world-wide for four years. Dean has completed a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge as a Marshall scholar, a PhD at the Ohio State University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Scholar, and is a two-time winner of the Swiss Prize for Innovation in Technology. Prior to joining TopQuadrant, Dr. Allemang was the Vice-President of Customer Applications at Synquiry Technologies, were he filed two patents on the application of graph matching algorithms to the problems of semantic information interchange.

TopQuadrant Webcast I: Using SPARQL for Dynamic Business Applications

Date: March 11, 2009, 11:00AM (1 hour)
Register: View the archived webcast

Supporting Materials: Stand-alone recording of the demo presented in this webcast (Flash)

The semantic web query language, SPARQL is a powerful tool for exploring, finding, processing and managing data within semantic models and applications. Learn from the industry experts as they show how SPARQL can be used to deliver these capabilities to business users.

Experience not only the basics of SPARQL but also the key advanced features necessary for building applications, including:

  • SPARQL functions that extend its scope to support common operations
  • A visual query editor that allows business users to construct SPARQL queries without mastering its intricate syntax.
  • SPARQLMotion – a visual scripting language for creating data processing chains that execute data imports/exports, processing of user input, queries, inferences, JSPs, and so on

Supporting Materials

Presenters:

Dean Allemang
Dean Allemang
TopQuadrant
Dr. Allemang specializes in innovative applications of knowledge technology and brings to TopQuadrant over 15 years of experience in research, deployment, and development of knowledge-based systems. He developed the curriculum for Top Quadrant’s successful training series for Semantic Web technologies, which he has been presenting to customers world-wide for four years. Dean has completed a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge as a Marshall scholar, a PhD at the Ohio State University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Scholar, and is a two-time winner of the Swiss Prize for Innovation in Technology. Prior to joining TopQuadrant, Dr. Allemang was the Vice-President of Customer Applications at Synquiry Technologies, were he filed two patents on the application of graph matching algorithms to the problems of semantic information interchange.

Scott Henninger
Scott Henninger
TopQuadrant. Inc.

Dr. Scott Henninger is a Senior Product and Training Engineer at TopQuadrant where he is responsible for product support for the TopBraid Suite.  Leveraging his specialties in information retrieval and technology development and bringing over a decade of experience in technology education, Scott has contributed to the design and delivery of TopQuadrant’s highly successful training series for over two years.  Before joining TopQuadrant, Scott was a professor of Computer Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he spent 15 years researching and teaching advanced Web-based technologies, software engineering and human-computer interaction.  He holds a PhD in Computer Science specializing in Information Retrieval and Software Engineering from the  University of Colorado-Boulder.