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Posts tagged "Data Web"

Top Level Domain for data answers the wrong question

British-born computer scientist Stephen Wolfram sees ongoing efforts to extend the Internet’s top-level domains (TLDs) beyond the familiar .com, .org, .uk etc as an opportunity to raise the profile of machine-readable data. In a blog post published yesterday, he argues that a new .data domain would increase “exposure of data on the internet—and [provide] added impetus for...

‘Towards a Web of Data?’ presentation

I was in Manchester yesterday, having been invited over by Paul Collins to speak at Vision+Media‘s final Transmissions workshop. The topic was ‘Towards a Web of Data,’ and the other speakers were Bill Roberts of Swirrl and Liz Turner of Iconomical. Bill’s slides are here, and mine are embedded below. Thanks to Paul for the...

Does Linked Data need RDF ?

Image by PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE via Flickr Before going any further, let’s get a few things crystal clear; The recent success of the Linked Data meme is long overdue, very welcome, and entirely capable of carrying the Web of Data far beyond its current niche adherents. A lot of my current work involves arguing that more organisations...

Surfing the Data Flow in Luxembourg

Today I’m in Luxembourg, at the invitation of the European Commission‘s Directorate General for the Information Society. As European readers are doubtless aware, the EC has traditionally been a generous funder of research across Europe’s member states, with Digital Libraries, the Semantic Web and more owing much to the largesse of Europe’s massive ‘Framework Programme‘...

Paul Miller is bound for pastures new

In September 2005, I took the daunting step of leaving the safety, familiarity and final salary pension of the UK public sector to join the Senior Management Team of a commercial technology company; Talis. I will be taking a bigger step in 2009, when I move from full time employment with Talis to see what...

‘Reinventing the Wheel’ becomes world’s only growth industry ?

I am increasingly concerned by the extent to which the tech sector's current and future behemoths squander finite effort on reinventing 'context' at the expense of excelling in delivery of their 'core' proposition. The post explores some of the reasons for this reinvention of wheels, and asks whether previously sound reasoning is increasingly becoming a...