Posts Tagged ‘TopBraid Composer’

TopBraid Suite 4.5 Puts The Focus on Enterprise-User Readiness

tqSemantic data integration vendor TopQuadrant’s TopBraid Suite 4.5 just hit the street, a major release that CMO and VP of Professional Services Robert Coyne says “provides a large number of new and enhanced capabilities driven primarily by customers who are using our TopBraid Enterprise Vocabulary Net solution for vocabulary and/or metadata management, or using TopBraid Live to create a custom, model-driven solution.”

The latest version, he says, features more business user and enterprise readiness-motivated improvements than any past major release since Release 4.0, when the current generation of the TopBraid EVN product was first introduced. Many of the enhancements were inspired by requests coming from different customers using TopBraid in different contexts, he notes.

New capabilities in EVN range from improved configurability for the EVN Ontology Editor, via a form builder that allows browser window management and enables users to open multiple view forms, tree and chart windows, to an improved search form that makes it possible to search on cardinalities, regular expressions, aggregates in the search counts and chart results.

Also part of the upgrade is increased support for business stakeholders who need to collaborate on defining and linking enterprise vocabularies, taxonomies and metadata used for information sharing, data integration and search. Features like that reflect the fact that a growing number of enterprise customers and business users are looking to leverage products such as TopBraid EVN, Coyne says.

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Spotlight on TopBraid Composer’s New Web Data Basket

This article takes a look at one of the new features in TopBraid Composer 3.5 – the Web Data Basket view: “This can be used to incrementally download Linked Data (either RDFa or RDF) while browsing the web. The best way to experience this is by getting a small TBC Firefox extension. This will add a tiny TopBraid button to the lower right corner of your browser. Click on this button while TopBraid Composer is executing, and all RDF data encoded on the currently visited page will be added to TBC’s Web Data Basket.” Read more

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

Date: April 1, 2009, 11:00AM (1 hour)
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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)
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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.