February 24, 2021

Two Drafts Published by the W3C HTML Data Task Force Look at Microformats, RDFa, Dublin Core, and More

From the W3C Web Site: The HTML Data Task Force of the Semantic Web Interest Group has published two documents today: The HTML Data Guide aims to help publishers and consumers of HTML data. With several syntaxes (microformats, microdata, RDFa) and vocabularies (schema.org, Dublin Core, microformat vocabularies, etc.) to choose from, it provides guidance on […]

Spanish Data in DBpedia Grows After Mapping Marathon

From the Facultad de Informática at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: Spanish edition of DBpedia mushrooms from just four to over 100 types of mapped infoboxes and from 20,000 to over 400,000 mapped pages On 3 and 4 November last, the Spanish Linked Data Thematic Network, led by Oscar Corcho of the Ontology Engineering Group, […]

New Issue Alert: D-Lib Magazine (November/December 2011) Released

D-Lib Magazine Direct to Complete Table of Contents (Vol. 17, No. 11/12) Direct to Articles and Abstracts + Extending the Scope of Trove: Addition of E-resources Subscribed to By Australian Libraries by Rose Holley, National Library of Australia + A Semantic Registry for Digital Library Collections and Services by James E. Powell, Krista Black, and […]

Agriculture: FAO Data Published as Linked Open Data

From the FAO Data Blog: FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), like many other large data producers (BBC, the Library of Congress, the US government, just to name just a few), has started publicizing its data as Linked Open Data. For example, the very first data set published by FAO was the […]

Elsevier Announces Winners of Semantic Web Challenge

From Elsevier: Elsevier today announced the winners of the  Semantic Web Challenge. Participants in the Challenge applied semantic web techniques in building online end-user applications that integrate, combine and deduce information needed to assist users in performing tasks. The Challenge took place at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2011) in Bonn, Germany, from October […]

Semantically Enriched Scholarly Content From HighWire Press via New Partnership With TEMIS

From the Announcement: HighWire Press and TEMIS, leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, announced today they entered into a strategic technology and business partnership. Under the agreement, HighWire will integrate the full suite of Luxid software within its ePublishing Platform to provide automated content annotation, enrichment and linking to its customers. […]

The British Museum is the First UK Arts Organisation to Publish its Collection Semantically

From ArtDaily.com: The British Museum has released “a Semantic Web version of the database complementing the Collection Online search facility. The Museum is the first UK arts organisation to instigate a Semantic Web version of its collection data. The new service brings the British Museum into the ‘linked data’ world and will allow software developers […]

"New W3C Community Groups in the Semantic Web World"

From a Post on the W3C  Web Site by Ivan Herman: W3C has launched the concepts of Community and Business Groups a few weeks ago. These groups are easy-to-create, open groups for developers, with only very few strings attached (essentially, one has to have a W3C account, public or member, to join the group). In […]

New Article by Stanford's Michael Keller: "Linked Data: A Way Out of the Information Chaos and toward the Semantic Web"

A superb “not to technical intro” that is absolutely worthy or your time and also worth sharing. Direct to Full Text Column: “Linked Data: A Way Out of the Information Chaos and Toward the Semantic Web” by: Michael A. Keller Source: EDUCAUSE Review (42.4; July/August 2011) A new approach to reducing the chaos of the […]