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Semantic Web bookmarks collection December 11, 2009

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Semantic Web

Twine – Organize, Share, Discover Information Around Your Interests | Twine
W3C Semantic Web Section
jaanix – tune the web
microformats.org
SemanticHacker
wiki.dbpedia.org : About
JavaScript Visual Wordnet
Distributed Object Computing Research Group Overview
SenseBot – semantic search engine that finds sense on the Web
Cognition :: Giving Technologies New Meaning
ProgrammableWeb – Mashups, APIs, and the Web as Platform
Planning a Semantic Web site
SPARQL Calendar Demo: Step-by-step Example – TechnicaLee Speaking
The Twitter Times: semanticwebnews

Data sources

Data Sets | Linked Data – Connect Distributed Data across the Web

The Map of Data – Sindice
Some Datasets Available on the Web » Data Wrangling Blog
Dapper: The Data Mapper
GeoWordNet

Articles

Why RDFa is the only Web scaleable metadata format for next-generation search engines
Semantic Web set for critical mass | Applications – InfoWorld
The Semantic Web in Action – Scientific American – December 2007
SitePoint » Obama’s Groundbreaking use of the Semantic Web
Cultivate Interactive Issue 7: Challenges for a Semantic Web
The original proposal of the WWW, HTMLized
The Semantic Web: opportunities and challenges for next-generation Web applications
4 New APIs: US Congress, Semantic Search, Fashion Search Engine, Read-Write Mapping
Tim Berners-Lee and the Semantic Web, Linked Data, RDF and a Worldwide Database « ResourceShelf
Official Google Blog: World Bank public data, now in search
When Linked Data Rules Fail at Frederick Giasson’s Weblog
The new smarter web – The Irish Times – Fri, Dec 04, 2009

Tools

Magpie – a tool for Semantic Web
Flex SPARQL Query Viewer
Create – Dorthy.com Alpha
HitCompanies | Find companies and export lists for free – Search Results
IYOUIT Portal – Share Life Blog Play
DailyPerfect, predictively personalized news, behavioral targeting technology
SearchMonkey – YDN
SemanticProxy
QDOS – measure your internet status
Visual Modeling Forum – Visual OWL
WikiProfessional Concept Web
Welcome to the Mulgara Project!
Neverspace : Main
WebProtégé
OpenLink Data Explorer
OpenLink iSPARQL
Sindice data inspector

Tutorials

SPARQL

SPARQL By Example
OpenLink AJAX Toolkit (OAT) Wiki : Interactive Sparql Query Builder Basic Tutorial
SPARQL tutorial
The Semantic Web and Challenges – Slide list
Tutorial on OWL
Semantic Puzzle
Web3.0

Companies

TopQuadrant
Asemantics
Zitgist – Quality Linked Data Products and Services
semsol – semantic web solutions
TriviumRLG LLC | Strategic Development of Information Assets
Talis
The Semantic Puzzle | Open World Assumptions
Ontotext – Semantic Technology Developer
Semantic Technologies Center
FrontPage – The Open Knowledge Foundation

Sites

Home | OpenCalais
TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData/SemWebClients – ESW Wiki
The Transducer
Tom Heath – Home
Semantic Agent – Programming Multi Agent Systems in SWRL
ebSemantics – enabling Semantic Web based E-Commerce
8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2009)
Seminal resources on general semantics and ontologies ? – Semantic Overflow
Semantic Overflow
The Cambridge Semantic Web Meetup Group (Cambridge, MA) – Meetup.com
Tones – Home
Bluereek
BBC – Music – Home
backstage.bbc.co.uk :: Front Page :: |BBC’s developer network to encourage innovation and support new talent
Events/BONyConference – STLab
Linked Open Data Around-The-Clock
CKAN – Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network
SchemaWeb – RDF schema directory
Linkeddata research centre at DERI
Factual
New York Times
Ordnance Survey – UK
Headup
Linked data at Guardian

Twitter – the dawn of the real-time web July 5, 2009

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Twitter.com is omnipresent in the web.  Since its inception in 2006, in a short time span Twitter has grown to such a magnitude that Google got scared. The reason – collaboration and real-time. The incredible combination resulted in phenomenal popularity. The service is very simple and useful and  became omnipresent in the web.

image source:  Google trends

If  google discovered the power of data, Twitter discovered the real-time. In this fast world real-time means a lot. And data is powered by the evergrowing crowds. The API(Application Programming Interface) supported by twitter offered the data open to the technical community. And that proved just right thing to do. The data was used in a very creative ways.

From stock trading (Stocktwits) and real estate(TweetLister) to diet and exercise(Twackit), twitter found a long list of applications.

And twitter is attracting a large number of famous people from celebrities, writers and millionaires to politicians and leaders, all finds time to tweet.

Let us wait and see what wonders Twitter will bring in forecoming days.

10 google services that are less popular December 11, 2008

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Though Google is ubiquitous in the internet, many of the services provided by Google are not well known to the public. These are very useful free tools you can use for from website promotion to day to day uses.

1. Google Sites
Category: Publishing
This service is a free hosting medium, that you can use to make website. The site is hosted at google’s server. Formerly it was Jotspot. The company was aquired by google. Sites can be built with ease using simple and efficient user interface.

2. Google Trends
Category: Statistics
Trends service allows you to find popularity of keywords over time. You can compare two or more keywords to know relative popularity. It provides a list of top 100 keywords on a hourly basis(hottrends). this is very useful for website promotions and marketing.

3. Google Suggest
Category: Search
Google suggest recommends in real time as you type on the searchbar. This note only saves the typing time but also helps discover useful information as you type that otherwise may have missed.

4. Google Adurl
Category: Advertising /publishing
This is a feature that allows you to add a site or page to the google search index. This is useful for web administrators and bloggers.

5. Google Mashup Editor
Category: Publishing
This application is rarely known to the public. The application allows to create useful applications using simple syntaxes. The applications can access,process and display data in a meaningful way. Useful for content providers.

6. Google SMS
Category: Mobile/Search
This is particularly for mobile applications. It allows to querry google using mobile devices.

7. Google Reader
Category: News/Aggregation
This service allows to get news and updates from many sites in one place. This is done using RSS feeds from the websites.

8. Google Talk Gadget
Category: Communication
This is a less known application. It allows users to use google talk without installing anything on your computer. Truly portable.

9. Google Sets
Category: Search
This service allows the user to generate a list from one or more keywords. Sets automatically categories the keywords and generates similar keywords. This service is very useful for web administrators in SEO(search engine optimization).

10. Google Notebook
Category: Utility
Google notebook is a utility that allows to create,edit and save small notes online.
This will be useful while researching the web.

The semantic web – the rise of the omniscient December 3, 2008

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Semantic(defenition:related to meaning) web is a term given to identify a new pattern of development of the Internet. The semantic web also known as the data web is an initiative to give meaning to the data hidden in the web and give the ability for knowledge discovery. The proposal is to add meta data with the actual data so that the data can be processed by machines. Which will enable to discover hidden association that is hardly visible in the current framework. The semantic web is based on a set of frameworks to structure data, query and process it.
The Semantic web stack consists mainly the data representation frameworks like RDF framework, OWL framework and the SPARQL query language. These are in draft phase at the W3 consortium.
To understand how the semantic web will be, try to recollect the “people you may know” suggestions made by your social networking site like Orkut or Facebook. These web application processes your friends list and your friends’ friends lists and guesses whom you may be knowing. You save time to search each friends long friends list and gets useful informations effortlessly. This is how you can imagine about Semantic web. In this case the processing is done by the web application on the data you provided to that application only. In semantic web the processing can be applied to the entire web provided they conform to the standards.
These experts says is one step forward to the direction of an Artificial Intelligent web. Something we have heard only in the Science fiction like the Skynet in Terminator series. Already a lot of web companies are busy creating the next big thing on the Internet after Google. A list of sites are given below to guide your imagination.

  1. Twine.com
  2. Powerset.com
  3. Hakia.com-the semantic searchengine
  4. Swoogle-another
  5. Twine.com
  6. Another possibility is the natural language querry processing. You may be able to serch using plain english rather than keywords.

  7. Trueknowledge

To know more about the technology that may change the future of the web and our life here are some useful links.

  1. semantic web wikipedia ariticle
  2. semantic web activity on w3.org
  3. SIMILE project at MIT

Thus the emergence of the semantic web may be the rise of the omniscient machines.