Posts Tagged ‘Semantic Web’

Europe’s Future Internet initiative – a Semantic Internet of Services & Things

November 13, 2010 Leave a comment

I spent some time today checking out the EC’s Future Internet initiative to glean insight into the EC’s vision of the future of the Internet. STI International made the video below titled The Future Internet: Service Web 3.0 to communicate the essence of this vision:

Service Web 3.0 is actually a sub-project of the broader Future Internet initiative. Core to this vision are:

  • A semantic web
  • An interconnected web of data and things
  • A connected web of services
  • A social web

A couple interesting related publications are:

There are also a couple interesting videos from Graham Hench of STI International on semantic service-oriented architecture. The first video, titled Service-oriented architectures, presents a broad overview of service-oriented architecture as it applies to a semantic service web:

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The slide deck from Hench’s talk can be found here. The second video is Service-oriented architectures: Case study.

In the first video, Hench presents an interesting slide that illustrates how the EU views/organizes the core programs of work encompassed within the Future Internet initiative. Here’s the slide:

At the center of this slide are four core themes:

  1. Network Architecture and Mobility
  2. Internet of “Things”
  3. Content Creation and Delivery
  4. Services Architectures

And of courses, as Hench mentions in a previous slide, there is a pervasive “need for semantics in order to meet the challenges presented by the dramatic increase in the scale of content and users”.

Interesting stuff.


RDF/RDFa in Drupal 7 – Stephane Corlosquet presentation from April 2010

November 7, 2010 Leave a comment

A very nice presentation by Stephane Corlosquet from April 2010 titled The RDFa initiative in Drupal 7, and how it will impact the Semantic Web. The slides accompanying the presentation can be found here.

Also, a collection of screencasts on Drupal and RDF/RDFa are available below:

All building on the vision first articulated by Dries Buytaert at Drupalcon Boston 2008.


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Two thumbs up for Hendler’s and Allemang’s keynote at Semtech 2010

October 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Professor Jim Hendler and TopQuadrant Chief Scientist Dean Allemang do their version of Siskel and Ebert during their keynote at Semtech 2010 – by reviewing four videos related to the Semantic Web, and giving these videos a thumbs-up/thumbs-down review. Here’s the video:

Hendler and Allemang review excerpts from the following videos:

I really enjoyed the session, which I spent the better part of the day watching. But a bit too bagged to comment on right now. Maybe another time.



Intro to the Semantic Web (Web 3.0) – Video by Kate Ray

October 3, 2010 Leave a comment

I had heard some good things about an intro video to the Semantic Web by Kate Ray, but had never got around to looking at it. Well here it is:

I still haven’t actually viewed the entire video, but when it was recommended in Hendler and Allamang‘s keynote at Semtech 2010, I figured it was an important view.

Anyway, I still haven’t watched the video. So if you have any thoughts/comments, please share.


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Semtech 2010 videos now online

August 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Just noticed that several videos from the Semtech 2010 conference have been uploaded online. The videos that sparked (or SPARQed 😉 ) my interest are:


ReadWriteWeb’s top 10 Semantic Web products of 2009

February 1, 2010 1 comment

Just stumbled across an article from Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb on the Top 10 Semantic Web Products of 2009. Many of the products are one’s I would expect to see there. Nonetheless, it’s a nice summary.

This post is a reminder to myself … “Self, read this article carefully, and understand the deep trends”.