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February 2011

Google Gives Us a Recipe Search Engine

February 25, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Google has responded to its user’s demand for recipes by creating a new recipe search engine. The engine links users to recipes on sites like Epicuious and the Food Network while allowing people to search not just by food item, but also by calorie count, preparation time, and ingredients.

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BBC Presents the Sport Ontology

February 25, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

BBC has published a new ontology which they are calling, simply, the Sport Ontology: “The Sport Ontology is a simple lightweight ontology for publishing data about competitive sports events.” The ontology should allow data to be published about the structure of sports tournaments, competition, disciplines that an event involves, awards associated with competitions, and much more. continued…

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2011 SemTech Conference to Launch “Career Corner”

February 25, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Semantic Technology ConferenceThe 2011 Semantic Technology Conference (“SemTech”) will offer a new resource to connect job candidates and employers positions in the rapidly expanding field of Semantic Web and Linked Data. The “SemTech Career Corner” will serve as a dedicated meeting place for these organizations and individuals.

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Cisco Signs a €500,000 Deal with Ireland’s DERI

February 25, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Cisco has signed a deal with the Digital Enterprise Research Institute at Irish university NUI Galway “to create the next wave of enterprise social networking tools for the workplace of tomorrow.” The deal is estimated at €500,000: €400,000 for the further development of Cisco Quad, an “enterprise social networking and collaboration platform,” and €100,000 for a strategic research project entitled “Advances in Real-Time Data Integration.” continued…

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Time for Semantic ETL?

February 25, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

What’s the link between the trends of more and more objects and even commercial transactions on the web being described in a machine-readable, semantic format and the endless streaming of all that data? Revenue-funded startup First Retail, whose principals Anne Jude Hunt and Simon G. Handley will be speaking at the upcoming Semantic Technology Conference in June, thinks the answer is semantic ETL.

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Adding Semantic Analysis to Social Analytics

February 24, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

A new article explores the potential of semantic analysis to find greater meaning in social analytics. According to the article, “A good many influence determination tools (e.g., Klout, LinkedIn’s InMaps social graph) look at influence in terms of interaction patterns between people and their individual social networks, or networks of friends and followers. These tools look at the dynamics of the interaction primarily rather than content.” continued…

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RPI Professor Uses a Wine Pairing App as a Teaching Tool

February 24, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Professor Deborah McGuinness of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has tinkered for years with applications designed to help people pair the right wine with the right food. McGuinness has used her applications, which she has been toying with since the mid 80s, to help her classes understand the basics of web ontologies. Her latest app is “an exceptional example of what the future of the World Wide Web, often called Web 3.0, might in fact look like.” continued…

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RAMP Gives Online Video Publishers a Semantic Closed Caption Platform

February 24, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Last year President Obama signed the 21st Video Accessibility Act into law, “requiring broadcasters to include closed captions with Web video content.” RAMP, a leading content optimization platform has responded with MediaCloud, a platform that “provides online video publishers with highly accurate, timecoded transcripts that can be easily integrated into popular video content management systems.” continued…

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RDFa is Sweeping the Web

February 23, 2011 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

A new article by Peter Mika looks at the growing reach of RDFa and microformats on the web. The article includes a chart with information on the deployment of RDFa and other microformats across the web “based on an analysis of 12 billion web pages indexed by Yahoo! Search.” The analysis, which spans the last three years, is quite enlightening.

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