Posts tagged ‘semantic web’

The DiSo project is a promising attempt to create a distributed social network which is not following the “silo” approach as other social networks do. The blog of the project offers a short (4 min) introductionary video in which Chris Messina explains the vision and ideas behind this solution. The project will make use of […]

It looks like the predictions come true and semantic web takes off in 2008. After Google another big player (one you wouldn’t expect in the game at the first first glance), Reuters, made a nifty tool for semantic processing called Calais available. The Calais web service automatically attaches rich semantic metadata to the content you […]

Googles’s Social Graph API

February 1st, 2008

The Google Code Blog introduced today the Social Graph API which is meant to make the information of a social graph to be reused easily. It’s based on the open standards XFN and FOAF data that is embedded into websites. You can find some simple toys to get the idea at the project page. It […]

Semantic web logos

October 19th, 2007

The W3C has created a set of logos to promote semantic web technologies. Nice! (What this means for microformats can be found here. :))

The W3C published a recommendation for the Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages (GRDDL). The motivation is to make the extraction of semantic data from XML especially from XTHML easier and stimulate by this the usage of embedded sementic data. It describes for example how to extract RDF data from XHTML files that contain […]

EN: This looks very promising – Freebase combines the Web 2.0 (community based data generation/maintenance) and semantic web (using meta data for making information better “understandable” for machines) philosophy in one application. It’s the first child of the company Metaweb (nomen est omen) and will be Creative Commons licensed (nice!). Tim O’Really wrote a helpful […]

Next Version – Web 3.0

May 6th, 2006

EN: Tim O’Reilly writes on the O’Reilly radar his definition of Web 3.0: “[I]t’s when we apply all the principles we’re learning about aggregating human-generated data and turning it into collective intelligence, and apply that to sensor-generated (machine-generated) data.” He also mentioned the expression “the semantic earth” dubbed by David Weinberger.