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July 2010

Thoughts On Google's Metaweb Acquisition From An SEO Expert

July 28, 2010 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

The Semantic Web blog recently caught up with Chris Lewis, who’s been writing our guest series (starting here) on search engine optimization and semantic relevance, to discuss with him the impact of Google’s acquisition of Metaweb, including its potential impact around SEO. (Lewis is the founder of Search Engine Semantics, a site which offers consulting services, information guides and online resources for the correct implementation of Semantics for SEO.)


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A More Semantic iPad?

July 28, 2010 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

flipboardpix.png There’s little doubt that the iPad has been a revelation to the market – but like all revelations it's been subject to its fair share of dings. Just this week, for example, news came that Apple is facing a lawsuit over a claim that the iPad overheats and turns off when left in the sunlight, and a study from consumer research firm MyType revealed that iPad owners tend to be selfish elites. And of course, there’s the whole shortage issue that’s been trying the patience of would-be buyers, too.


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CMS Vendors Have Opportunity To Get Semantic

July 26, 2010 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

iksimage.png The IKS (Interactive Knowledge Stack) Open Source Project, a European Commission-funded effort to bring semantic technologies to vendors’ content management systems, is moving into its next stage this week. Helsinki will be the site of its Semantic Editor Hackathon, an event for testing some of the basic technologies the group has been working on for building a semantically-capable text editor that could be dropped in in place of common tools like TinyMCE and FCKEditor. The forum also is an opportunity for generating new ideas about how different tools can enter the picture at the editing phase for faster and smarter indexing and tagging of content.


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Open Graph May Not Matter to Facebook Customer Satisfaction -- But With Half Billion Users, Does The Social Media Heavyweight Care?

July 23, 2010 by Jenz514   Comments (2)

Taking semantic web technologies to the most popular social network seemingly hasn’t made an impact in customer satisfaction, yet. The social network in question is, of course, Facebook, which in April announced the Open Graph Protocol that lets developers use RDFa to make their web pages about things into objects in the social graph, and followed that up last month with the news it was adding the Open Graph protocol markup to every public page on Facebook, so that it’s easy to identify companies, musicians, and so on.


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There'll Be Sentiment Analysis (And Mashing) Over The Web Service Called OpenDover

July 21, 2010 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

In the physical world, you can ride a ferry from Calais to Dover (you know, where the bluebirds are flying). In the semantic web world, you can fact tag text with the OpenCalais web service and sentiment tag it with the OpenDover web service, which, contrary to its U.K.-influenced name, actually hails from a company in Holland, Byelex Multimedia Products.


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