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SEP 12th 2007

DBpedia concepts with corresponding photo collections from Christian Becker's Flickr Wrappr are now accessable by following the dbpedia:hasPictureCollection property. This means an additional 30-50 million photos are accessible through DBpedia.

For each of the 1.95 million DBpedia concepts, Flickr Wrappr generates a collection of Flickr photos that depict the concept. The DBpedia project never ceases to amaze me! Check out their entry for examples and more information.

Semantic Web Camp Coming soon to the Los Angeles, CA area is Semantic Web Camp, an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment on the Semantic Web Initiative. I'm glad to see that it's being held about an hour and a half from where I live. Since this conference is being held so close to my home am going to see how I can contribute.

Continue reading Semantic Web Camp Conference Coming to Los Angeles Area

Triple-I 2007Semantic Weltbuild 2.0 posted a wrap-up of the Triple-I 2007 conference at Stadthalle Graz in Austria. He posted some pictures, talks about a few interesting keynotes, and went over some of the things he did while he was there. I really wish I could have been there!

Continue reading Semantic Weltbild 2.0 Returns from Triple-I 2007 Conference

SEP 11th 2007

Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages, or GRDDL enables us to automatically extract information from structured Web pages, creating a bridge between XHTML/Microformats and RDF, and the current Web and the Semantic Web.

Continue reading W3C Releases GRDDL as a Recommendation!

SEP 10th 2007

Semantic Web Strategies 2007The Semantic Web Strategies conference is coming to San Jose, CA September 30 to October 2, 2007. The conference is being held by Jupitermedia and registration ranges from $50 for an exhibits-only pass and $1,795 for full conference options (if you register before the 12th of September you get a discount). The conference passport is the most expensive but you get the following good stuff:

Continue reading Semantic Web Strategies Conference (Fall 2007)

SEP 6th 2007

Richard McManus of Read/Write Web just posted an insightful list of future web trends. I like this list for three reasons:

  • The Semantic Web is listed as the #1 future Web trend
  • Richard is a huge player in Camp Web 2.0
  • I agree with every item on the list (though not necessarily what was said about them)

Continue reading The Calm Before the Semantic Web Storm

SEP 6th 2007

Tao, author of the Spring Node blog, shares with us a short conversation between Yihong and himself. Tao asks Yihong about his thoughts on Semantic Web Services. Check it out!

AUG 30th 2007

Yesterday I was using Google Trends to get a rough idea of what people were searching for, especially searches related to the Semantic Web. Today I've gathered a few of the graphs I created using Google Trends and BlogPulse Trends to give you an idea of the search and blogging volume for the Semantic Web, as well as how it compares to Web 2.0's buzz on the Web.

Continue reading Search and Blogging Trends for the Semantic Web

AUG 29th 2007

More and more people are starting to discuss the Semantic Web, but few truly understand how it is different from the traditional World Wide Web. Though the Semantic Web will be realized as a layer upon the current Web, some of their basic philosophies are going to be updated significantly. This post tries to list some truth about the Semantic Web that is critical but often overlooked.

Continue reading Some Truth about the Semantic Web

AUG 24th 2007

Yihong Ding (contributing author of this blog) has posted the fourth installment to his thought provocing series A View of Web Evolution. In this installment Yihong states that there exist natural mappings between the stages of web evolution and the stages on human growth. He goes on to describe the life stages of web nodes beginning with Web 1.0 nodes as newborn babies, Web 2.0 nodes as pre-school kids, and Semantic Web nodes as educated children.

The entire series is an engaging read and I suggest to everyone that hasn't already read it to do so!