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Posts tagged "Semantic 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...

June is San Francisco month

For real-world applications of Linked Data and the Semantic Web, the long-running Semantic Technology Conference is hard to beat. For getting a real handle on the Cloud Computing landscape, GigaOM‘s Structure Conference is also a leading light. Working across both areas as I do, these events tend to figure prominently in my calendar for the...

Trust, Big Data, Semantics, Data Marketplaces, and More Trust

I’ve had a few posts published over the weekend, picking up some things I have written about before. These are; My latest monthly column on SemanticWeb.com; Big Data Presents a Big Opportunity? My latest weekly wrap-up on GigaOMPro; Rosslyn Analytics, Microsoft Finding Value in Data Aggregation The teaser piece on GigaOM’s public Cloud site; In...

February’s Semantic Link Podcast Discusses Marketing the Semantic Web

February’s episode of the Semantic Link podcast is now online at SemanticWeb.com. During the show, regulars Christine Connors, Eric Franzon, Ivan Herman, Eric Hoffer, Bernadette Hyland and Andraz Tori are joined by two special guests with some experience in both marketing and semantic technologies. Krista Thomas was responsible for marketing at Thomson Reuters‘ semantic technology...

Episode 2 of The Semantic Link podcast discusses Drupal and more

Episode 2 of our new Semantic Link podcast went up on SemanticWeb.com this evening, and it’s another good one. Not that I’m biased or anything. The whole team is present once more, and we start the show discussing the implications of Drupal 7 and its newly formalised RDFa-publishing capabilities. Unlike regular semantic technology solutions, which...

The Semantic Link is open

At the end of last month, I wrote about the new Semantic Link podcast that I’m involved with for SemanticWeb.com. We recorded the first episode earlier this week and it’s now online, along with an introduction to the series from myself. Please do have a listen, and let me know what you think whilst I...

Looking forward to The Semantic Link podcast on SemanticWeb.com

Image via Wikipedia Almost exactly two years ago, I announced my intention to leave Talis and strike out on my own. A year ago, the final piece of that transition concluded when we published the last episode of the Semantic Web Gang; a round table podcast that I began inside Talis and subsequently produced with...

‘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...

A tale of two conferences

Image by Thomas Hawk via Flickr A somewhat hectic June concluded with my second trip of the month to California. Whilst the first excursion led to Santa Clara and an interesting insight into attempts by Hitachi Data Systems to reinvent its relationship with the wider community, the second journey took me to San Francisco and...

Talking with David Siegel about ‘Pull’ and the Semantic Web

Continuing my series of podcast conversations with interesting people, this week I spoke with David Siegel in New York. David is the author of several best-selling books, and has just published Pull: the power of the Semantic Web to transform your business [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]. [display_podcast] We discuss the premise behind the book, and...

A podcast conversation about GoodRelations, with Martin Hepp and Jamie Taylor

I recorded my latest Semantic Web-ish podcast last week, talking with Martin Hepp in Germany and Jamie Taylor in California. Our topic was GoodRelations, an ontology/vocabulary designed to enhance the clarity of descriptions of businesses and their products on the Web. As the GoodRelations site describes, “GoodRelations is a language that can be used to describe very...

Siri brings their Virtual Personal Assistant’s smarts to the iPhone

Siri provoked a flurry of interest last summer, and presumably not just because CTO Tom Gruber took part in one of my podcasts. With their genesis inside a big DARPA-funded Artificial Intelligence project, their talk of emergent Virtual Personal Assistants and their slick iPhone-powered demonstrations, the company ticked more than enough of the right boxes...