Set RDF links among the data items from different datasets
Billions triples, millions of “links”
DBpedia: Extracting structured data from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Kolkata <http://dbpedia.org/resource/ Kolkata > dbpedia:native_name “Kolkata (Calcutta)”@en; dbpedia:altitude “9”; dbpedia:populationTotal “4580544”; dbpedia:population_metro “14681589”; geo:lat “22.56970024108887”^^xsd:float; ...
Automatic links among open datasets DBpedia Geonames Processors can switch automatically from one to the other… <http://dbpedia.org/resource/ Kolkata > owl:sameAs <http://sws.geonames.org/1275004/>; ... <http://sws.geonames.org/1275004/> owl:sameAs <http://DBpedia.org/resource/Kolkata> wgs84_pos:lat “22.5697222”; wgs84_pos:long “88.3697222”; sws:population “4631392” ...
An app that determines the meaning of text and other data, and then creates connections for users
Data portability and connectibility are keys (ref: Nova Spivack)
Example: Calais Reuters, the international business and financial news giant, launched an API called Open Calais in Feb 08. The API does a semantic markup on unstructured HTML documents - recognizing people, places, companies, and events. Ref: Reuters Wants The World To Be Tagged ; Alex Iskold, ReadWriteWeb, Feb 08
SearchMonkey allows developers to build applications on top of Yahoo! search, including allowing site owners to share structured data with Yahoo!, using semantic markup (microformats, RDF), standardized XML feeds, APIs (OpenSearch or other web services), and page extraction.
Powerset (see our initial coverage here and here) is a natural language search engine. It's fair to say that Powerset has had a great 2008, having been acquired by Microsoft in July this year.
BooRah is a restaurant review sit. BooRah uses semantic analysis and natural language processing to aggregate reviews from food blogs. Because of this, BooRah can recognize praise and criticism in these reviews and then rates restaurants accordingly.
AdaptiveBlue are makers of the Firefox plugin, BlueOrganizer.The basic idea behind is that it gives you added information about webpages you visit and offers useful links based on the subject matter.
- a search engine focusing on natural language processing methods to try and deliver 'meaningful' search results. Hakia attempts to analyze the concept of a search query, in particular by doing sentence analysis.
Tripit is an app that manages your travel planning.
Zemanta is a blogging tool to add relevant content to your posts. Users can now incorporate their own social networks, RSS feeds, and photos into their blog posts.
Semantic search startup UpTake (formerly Kango) aims to make the process of booking travel online easier. Hotels and activities - over 400,000 of them - from more than 1,000 different travel sites. Over 20 million reviews, opinions.
Thanks! http://www.pleso.net/ [email_address] Credits: * 2009-01-15, What is the Semantic Web? (in 15 minutes), Ivan Herman, ISOC New Years Reception in Amsterdam, the Netherlands * 2008-09-24, Introduction to the Semantic Web (tutorial) Ivan Herman, 2nd European Semantic Technology Conference in Vienna, Austria * ReadWriteWeb - Web Technology Trends for 2008 and Beyond (http://www.readwriteweb.com/), 10 best semantic applications * Microformats (http://microformats.org/)