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Archive for April 2007

Finally the Semantic Web became real…

I feel a bit enthusiastic. I´ve just explored dbpedia using it´s comfortable search functionality. And I feel somehow a bit released. What I´ve seen is a great application of semantic web technologies!

Still no FOAF File?

FOAF Files become more and more widespread… Like years ago, when people started to ask “Do have an email?”, now the question comes up “Do you have a FOAF File?”. Well, actually people should ask “Do you have a URI?”, but this discussion seems to be only the next step … Quite interesting is the … Continue reading

Navigating Wikipedia with a little help from a visualisation

One more reason to buy an Apple is Pathway: This program helps to navigate through Wikipedia in a bit more structured way. It visualises pathways through wikipedia and proposes interesting links to other wiki pages. After a while navigating through wikipedia users normally find themselves “totally lost in myriads of loosely related pages. What I … Continue reading

Semantic Web is about Knowledge relationship discovery

If you try to explain what the Semantic Web is all about, it always comes to things like “you will find things better in the semantic web…”. But what exactly is it, what you´ll find better? To my opinion it´s all about relationships – and that´s exactly, what transforms information into knowledge: To know, how … Continue reading

Semantic Web for CEOs

A short overview for CEOs who want to start a semantic web related project can be found at BusinessWeek. This comprehensive tipsheet mentions for example that you shouldn´t forget your employee´s privacy when you start a semweb project: “Just because you can gather and correlate data about employees doesn’t mean you should. Set usage guidelines … Continue reading

Semantic Wikipedia Query

Semantic Wikipedia Query is based on dbpedia.org, which is a community effort to extract structured information from Wikipedia (~ 91. mio. triples) and to make this information available on the Web. It allows you to ask sophisticated queries against Wikipedia and to link other datasets on the Web to Wikipedia data. This project shows why … Continue reading

New book on the “Social Semantic Web”

It´s not out there yet, but Tassilo Pellegrini and I are working currently on a new compendium in that field. Since Springer has published a book on the “Semantic Web” in 2006 (thanks to all the authors again!) we were working on a new concept for a book which reflects converging developments around web 2.0 … Continue reading

RSS Semantic Puzzle

  • SEMANTiCS – the emergence of a European Marketplace for the Semantic Web
    SEMANTiCS conference celebrated its 10th anniversary this September in Leipzig. And this year’s venue has been capable of opening a new age for the Semantic Web in Europe - a marketplace for the next generation of semantic technologies was born. As Phil Archer stated in his key note, the Semantic Web is … Continue reading →
  • From Taxonomies over Ontologies to Knowledge Graphs
    With the rise of linked data and the semantic web, concepts and terms like ‘ontology’, ‘vocabulary’, ‘thesaurus’ or ‘taxonomy’ are being picked up frequently by information managers, search engine specialists or data engineers to describe ‘knowledge models’ in general. In many cases the … Continue reading →
  • Energy Buildings Performance Scenarios as Linked Open Data
    The reduction of green house gas emissions is one of the big global challenges for the next decades. (Linked) Open Data on this multi-domain challenge is key for addressing the issues in policy, construction, energy efficiency, production a like. Today – on … Continue reading →
  • Linked Data in the Content Value Chain or Why Dynamic Semantic Publishing makes sense …
    In 2012 Jem Rayfield released an insightful post about the BBC’s Linked Data strategy during the Olympic Games 2012. In this post he coined the term “Dynamic Semantic Publishing”, referring to “the technology strategy the BBC Future Media department is … Continue reading →
  • Linked Data at the BBC: Connecting Content around the Things that matter to Audiences
    This year SEMANTiCS conference presents some brilliant speakers. As there is Sofia Angeletou with her keynote on the 2nd generation Linked Data Strategy at the BBC. Quote: “The vision of semantic publishing in the BBC has shifted from supporting high … Continue reading →
  • American Physical Society Taxonomy – Case Study
    Taxonomy Strategies has been working with the American Physical Society (APS) to develop a new faceted classification scheme. The proposed scheme includes several discrete sets of categories called facets whose values can be combined to express concepts such as existing … Continue reading →
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