Posts tagged "Semantic Web"

Talking with Mark Birbeck about RDFa and its use in Government

The ease with which RDFa can be embedded into existing HTML web pages makes it compelling as a means of easing traditional organisations and their workflows toward the Semantic Web. If we’re to realise Gordon Brown’s ambitions for making Government information more visible, tweaks to content management systems to inject a little RDFa onto their...

The Semantic Web Gang talk about semtech2009, LIVE

Back in May, I mentioned that the Semantic Web Gang podcast for June would be coming – live – from the stage of this year’s Semantic Technology Conference. Well, we did it, and it was a lot of fun. And as I mention during the session, being able to see the panel made my job...

How Open is ‘Open’ ?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife There has been a recent burst of enthusiasm for making raw data produced by and for Government more ‘open,’ and this must surely be welcomed. Long-running grass-roots efforts such as Tom Steinberg’s mySociety and The Guardian‘s Free Our Data campaign continue to innovate, but in an environment that is...

Looking back at the Semantic Technology Conference, and the rest of my week in the Valley

Image by official_powerset via Flickr Today’s my first day back at home, following a tour of Silicon Valley and a couple of days in London to present at the ISKO UK Conference. The main event was this year’s Semantic Technology Conference in San Jose, which I’ve already partially covered via various blog posts over on...

Tom Gruber talks about Siri, the Virtual Personal Assistant

Image via CrunchBase Tom Gruber will be one of the keynotes at the Semantic Technology Conference in San Jose next week, and there’s a lot of interest in what he’s likely to show. I spoke to Tom yesterday to learn more, and the result has just been released as a podcast. Well known in the...

May’s Semantic Web Gang talks Wolfram Alpha and Google

I mentioned the Semantic Web Gang podcast last week, in the context of our upcoming Live appearance at the Semantic Technology Conference in San Jose next month. This month’s show was recorded yesterday, and is now available. During the conversation, Gang members dig into the two hot stories of the moment; the launch of Wolfram...

Opening up and letting go to strengthen market position

Two separate pieces of news came my way during the night, and although both were written about elsewhere whilst those of us on this side of the Atlantic slept, they remain worthy of mention; both in their own right and because of the wider trend of which they are part. First, Cloud Computing provider 3Tera...

The Semantic Web Gang – LIVE in San Jose

Image via Wikipedia One of the podcasts I’ve been doing for a while is the monthly Semantic Web Gang. It began whilst I was with Talis, and the company continues to support production and hosting of the show. Unlike most of my podcasts (all listed over there on the right, for those of you reading...

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‘...

Semantic Universe tackles Semantics in the Enterprise

I’ve written and spoken before about the need to build some serious bridges between the semantic technology/ Semantic Web community and the multitudinous enterprises that rely for their livelihood upon the timely and appropriate exploitation of data. The annual Semantic Technology Conference in San Jose plays an important role here, with ever-more ‘proper’ business people...

Eric Hillerbrand sees a profitably semantic future for our relationship with brands

There tends to be quite a gulf between those who concern themselves with brand management and selling stuff on the one hand and those who get excited about RDF, OWL and the Semantic Web on the other. Whilst the Semantic Web remained an interesting area of research that was perhaps understandable, but as semantic technologies...

Looking forward to San Jose in June

Image via Wikipedia My favourite technology event last year was, undoubtedly, the Semantic Technology Conference in San Jose, California. An interesting mix of Enterprise and geek attendees, combined with slick organisation and an engaging programme all came together to ensure a worthwhile and stimulating few days. This year’s programme looks even better, and I’ll definitely...