25 Feb 2018

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Playing jazz bass

A brief crash course.

25 Feb 2018 5:15pm GMT

23 Feb 2018

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The building blocks of data infrastructure – Part 2

This is the second part of a two part post looking at the building blocks of data infrastructure. In part one we looked at definitions of data infrastructure, and the first set of building blocks: identifiers, standards and registers . You should read part one first and then jump back in here. We're using the example of weather data to help us think through the different elements of a data infrastructure. In our fictional system we have a network of weather stations installed around the world. The stations are feeding weather observations into a common database. We've looked at why its ...

23 Feb 2018 8:30am GMT

The building blocks of data infrastructure – Part 1

Data is a vital form of infrastructure for our societies and our economies . When we think about infrastructure we usually think of physical things like roads and railways. But there are broader definitions of infrastructure that include less tangible things. Like ideas or the internet. It is important to recognise that there is more to "infrastructure" than just roads and railways. Otherwise there is a risk that we, as a society, won't invest the necessary time or effort in building, maintaining and governing that infrastructure. The decisions we make about Infrastructure are important because infrastructure helps to shape our ...

23 Feb 2018 8:30am GMT

16 Dec 2013

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The new Data Activity at W3C

This is the last entry in this blog… A few days ago W3C started a new activity, called Data Activity, that also subsumes the (by now old) Semantic Web Activity. In order to have a fresh start, and to avoid … Continue reading

16 Dec 2013 9:22am GMT

08 Nov 2013

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RDF Json Alternate Serialization (RDF/JSON) Published

The RDF Working Group has published a Group Note of RDF 1.1 JSON Alternate Serialization (RDF/JSON). The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a framework for representing information in the Web. This document defines a textual syntax for RDF called RDF/JSON that allows an … Continue reading

08 Nov 2013 9:28pm GMT

06 Nov 2013

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Proposed Recommendations for JSON-LD

The RDF Working Group has published two Proposed Recommendations today: JSON-LD 1.0. JSON is a useful data serialization and messaging format. This specification defines JSON-LD, a JSON-based format to serialize Linked Data. The syntax is designed to easily integrate into deployed systems … Continue reading

06 Nov 2013 10:02pm GMT

12 Nov 2011

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Open Calais' Semantic Web Failure | daddymodern

For those with an eye toward next-generation web technology - in this case Semantic Web technology - the post Is OpenCalais Dead? by OpenCalais leader Tom Tague might interest you… even if only as a cautionary tale. OpenCalais is a ...

12 Nov 2011 7:53pm GMT

11 Nov 2011

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Ebiquity Semantic Web Meetup, 6-8pm Tue 11/14

If you want to attend, please join the Central MD Semantic Web Meetup group and RSVP. The meeting will start with a pizza social from 6:00pm to 6:45pm and then continue with a series of short presentations of current Semantic Web ...

11 Nov 2011 7:26pm GMT

BREAKING: Schema.org ... - The Voice of Semantic Web Business

BREAKING: Schema.org announces intent to support RDFa Lite!

11 Nov 2011 3:18pm GMT

06 Oct 2011


ODF 1.2 Approved as Standard: Now with RDFa!

The new version of the Open Document Format, ODF 1.2, has been ratified as a standard. One of the changes to ODF 1.2 is the adoption of RDFa as a way of including metadata. Read more at the ODF technical committee chair's blog.

06 Oct 2011 1:57pm GMT

24 May 2011


RDFa: The Inside Story from Best Buy

Earlier we reported on Best Buy's successes as a result of using RDFa. Search New Central has now published an interview with Jay Myers, Lead Development Engineer for Best Buy, on the whys and wherefores of implementing RDFa on their site. "We really didn't go into it with any expectations. We just wanted to see [...]

24 May 2011 8:47am GMT

01 May 2011


Radify – RDFa Annotation Tool

Duncan Grant has created a new tool called Radify as a part of his university studies. It is a bookmarklet for the purposes of annotating a web page with RDFa. The bookmarklet features a triple viewer, edit mode and ability to load/parse new ontologies. You can read more about Duncan and his research on the [...]

01 May 2011 9:00pm GMT

23 Sep 2010

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Linked Data: the return of the Cloud

The Linked Data Cloud diagram is back; bigger, better, and powered by the CKAN registry tool.

23 Sep 2010 1:05pm GMT

30 Apr 2010

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Siri acquired by Apple; iPhone becomes the Virtual Personal Assistant?

Apple buys Siri, and brings real semantic smarts to Cupertino.

30 Apr 2010 8:12pm GMT

18 Mar 2010

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David Siegel discusses the Power of Pull; a different view of the Semantic Web?

This podcast conversation with David Siegel discusses his latest book, Pull, and explores the many ways in which Siegel believes a semantic web can power business today and into the future.

18 Mar 2010 11:57am GMT