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The Voice of Semantic Web Business

The Voice of Semantic Web Business
This week saw schema.org introduce vocabulary that enables websites to describe the actions they enable and how these actions can be invoked, in the hope that these additions will help unleash new categories of applications, according to a new post by Dan Brickley. This represents an expansion of the vocabulary’s focus point from describing entities to taking action on these entities. The work has been in progress, Brickley explains here, for the last couple of years, building on the http://schema.org/Action types added last August by providing a way of describing the capability to perform actions in the future. The three action status type now includes PotentialActionStatus for a description of an action that is supported, ActiveActionStatus for an in-progress action, and CompletedActionStatus, for an action that has already taken place.

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The Semantic Web and the Modern Enterprise For over a decade the Semantic Web has been maligned, misconstrued and misunderstood. It’s been overhyped by its supporters while its critics have hung the albatross of artificial intelligence around its neck. Even its successes have been understated, often coming with little fanfare and without the mindshare and hype surrounding other trends such as Web 2.0, NoSQL or Big Data. So I wouldn’t fault you in the slightest if you were surprised, confused or downright skeptical when I claim that the Semantic Web is emerging as the technology of choice for tackling some of today’s most pressing challenges in enterprise information management. This article is the first in a series that will introduce and explain Semantic Web technologies and their role in enterprise information management today. The World Wide Web Today: A Web of Documents

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. Linked Data - Design Issues Up to Design Issues The Semantic Web isn't just about putting data on the web. It is about making links, so that a person or machine can explore the web of data.

The Semantic Web & THE POWER OF PULL » Blog Archive » The Semantic Web Acid Test January 15, 2010 It’s early days in the semantic web, and every VC is starting to use the word semantic like it’s the next social networking. It isn’t the next social networking. It’s hard. It requires cooperation. And it’s easy to confuse semantic projects with the semantic web. Silk - A Link Discovery Framework for the Web of Data The Silk framework is a tool for discovering relationships between data items within different Linked Data sources. Data publishers can use Silk to set RDF links from their data sources to other data sources on the Web. News

Strata Conference 2011, Day 2 Keynotes Day 2, and after yesterday’s tutorials the conference is really getting going. Here’s a stream of consciousness from the morning’s keynotes at this sold-out event. “In the same way that the industrial revolution changed what it meant to be human, the data revolution is changing what it means to be alive.” The first of this morning’s keynotes; Hilary Mason from link shortener bit.ly. LinkedData - ESW Wiki LinkedData is to spreadsheets and databases what the Web of hypertext documents is to word processor files. Use URIs as names for things Use HTTP URIs so that people can look up those names. When someone looks up a URI, provide useful information. Include links to other URIs. so that they can discover more things groupage cargo service. Linked Data Presentations:

The Semantic Web & THE POWER OF PULL » Blog March 25, 2012 The phone is the new platform – everything is converging onto the “smart phone.” Soon, we’ll use our phones to manage our homes, purchase things, board an airplane, sign a document, get into our office buildings, and much much more. dbpedia « Griff's Graphs First of all, thanks very much for the feedback you all gave me on my graph of ideas. I wasn’t quite aware of how many people are interested in this sort of stuff. I now have lots of great ideas for new projects which will keep me busy for a long while. I must say making the graphs is the easy part – it is obtaining the data which takes time. I’ve made a note of all of your suggestions and will try to create something out of them soon. If you haven’t already, you can submit an idea here.

Need faster machine learning? Take a set-oriented approach We recently faced the type of big data challenge we expect to become increasingly common: scaling up the performance of a machine learning classifier for a large set of unstructured data. Machine learning algorithms can help make sense of data by classifying, clustering and summarizing items in a data set. In general, performance has limited the opportunities to apply machine learning to understanding big or messy data sets. Analysts need to factor in time for speeding up off-the-shelf algorithms or even whether a machine learning pass would complete in a timely manner. While using smaller random samples can help mitigate performance issues, some data sets lend themselves to improved results when applied to more data.

SweoIG/TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData - ESW Wiki News 2014-12-03: The 8th edition of the Linked Data on the Web workshop will take place at WWW2015 in Florence, Italy. The paper submission deadline for the workshop is 15 March, 2015. 2014-09-10: An updated version of the LOD Cloud diagram has been published. The new version contains 570 linked datasets which are connected by 2909 linksets. New statistics about the adoption of the Linked Data best practices are found in an updated version of the State of the LOD Cloud document. 2014-04-26: The 7th edition of the Linked Data on the Web workshop took place at WWW2014 in Seoul, Korea.

Markdown Download Markdown 1.0.1 (18 KB) — 17 Dec 2004 Introduction Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). Thus, “Markdown” is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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