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PaySwarm Alpha 3 Released

August 13, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Last week Manu Sporny announced, “PaySwarm Alpha 3 was released… For this release, we focused on getting preliminary REST API documentation published and the PaySwarm client code into a state that developers could use. The WordPress client code was also updated to match some of the new changes to the specs and the REST API. Most of the major design work is done for the upcoming commercial release of the software, so we’re going to be smashing bugs and tweaking the UIs for the foreseeable future.” continued…

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Rhizomer Wants Users To Revel In Working With Linked Data

August 13, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

How can users – especially those who don’t have deep roots within the semantic web community – make Linked Data useful to them? It’s not always apparent, says Roberto Garcia, a mind behind the Rhizomik initiative that has produced a tool called Rhizomer. Its approach is to take advantage of the structures that organize data (schemas, thesaurus, ontologies, and so on) and use them to drive the  automatic generation of user interfaces tailored to each semantic data-set to be explored.

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SWJ Issues Open Call for Linked Dataset Descriptions

August 13, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Pascal Hitzler of the Semantic Web Journal has issued an open call for Linked Dataset descriptions. He prefaced the call, writing, “Earlier this year, we posted a special call for Linked Dataset descriptions, to be published in the Semantic Web journal. This kind of call and paper type is a novelty in the Semantic Web community. We did this to provide another outlet for research enabling work (as opposed to research work as such), because Linked Data is currently one of the drivers of the Semantic Web effort. However creators and curators of datasets can rarely get acknowledgement for their contributions by publishing in high-profile conference proceedings or journals.” continued…

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Defining Open Government Data

August 13, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Anupama Dokeniya has written an article for the World Bank blog discussing open government data. Dokeniya writes, “Even as the language of ‘Open Government’ has picked up steam over the past couple of years – driven initially by the ‘Obama Open Government Directive’, and further boosted by the multi-lateral Open Government Partnership –  the use of the term has tended to fairly broad, and mostly imprecise, lacking a shared, consistent definition. As Nathaniel Heller of Global Integrity, a key player in the OGP, cautioned in a recent blog: ‘The longer we allow ‘open government’ to mean any and everything to anyone, the risk increases that the term melts into a hollow nothingness of rhetoric’.” continued…

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Semantic Web Jobs: Akraya

August 10, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Akraya is looking for a Senior Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA. This opening is for a contract position lasting six to nine months. According to the post, “This job is part of clients  Finance engineering team.” Responsibilities of the position include the following: “Model Financial data. Write finance data APIs & unit tests. Document code, procedures and system designs.” continued…

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United Nations Trying to Control the Internet?

August 10, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Larry Downes of Forbes reports that the UN is trying to claim some authority over the internet. He writes, “Yet another anachronistic regulator is trying to flex its muscles over the Internet.  But this time the U.S. government is actually the one trying to stop them. That’s right.  It’s the United Nations.  Specifically, the International Telecommunications Union, a 150 year-old bureaucracy that started life establishing telegraph standards.  The ITU has since mutated into coordinating international telephone interconnection and radio spectrum, and became part of the U.N. in 1947.  But it has never had a meaningful role in dealing with the Internet. At least until now.” continued…

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Google Knowledge Graph Launches Worldwide for English-Language Users

August 10, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Dieter Bohn reports, “At a small event [yesterday] at Google’s San Francisco offices, the company announced that its Knowledge Graph product will be launching worldwide [today]. It’s unfortunately limited to English language users, but Google says that is taking care to change what information the Knowledge Graph presents based on location. In the example the company gave, a search for ‘Chiefs’ would present information about the football team in the US, but the rugby team in Australia.” continued…

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New Book: Semantic Web & Model-Driven Engineering

August 9, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Fernando S. Parreiras has written a new book entitled Semantic Web and Model-Driven Engineering. According to the description, “The next enterprise computing era will rely on the synergy between both technologies: semantic web and model-driven software development (MDSD). The semantic web organizes system knowledge in conceptual domains according to its meaning. It addresses various enterprise computing needs by identifying, abstracting and rationalizing commonalities, and checking for inconsistencies across system specifications. On the other side, model-driven software development is closing the gap among business requirements, designs and executables by using domain-specific languages with custom-built syntax and semantics. It focuses on using modeling languages as programming languages.”

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Semantic Web Jobs: The Cypress Group

August 9, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

The Cypress Group is looking for a Solutions Architect in Boston, MA. According to the post, “Our Solutions Engineers are experts in applying our Anzo products to help our customers integrate, analyze, and operationalize their critical business intelligence information. We are looking for people to: Work closely with Fortune 500 & other leading customers to understand business challenges and design appropriate solutions. Use and extend the Anzo product suite to rapidly build customer solutions. Manage implementation projects to ensure smooth communication with the customer and timely completion of project tasks. Collaborate cross functionally with product management, development, and sales as required to improve and showcase the Anzo products.” continued…

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