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The Web of Data, Beyond What Google and Yahoo Show 50

Posted by timothy
from the thought-symantic-was-just-some-company dept.
jccq writes "Both Google and Yahoo have been supporting Semantic Web markup (RDFa, RDF and Microformats) for weeks and months respectively. What they do, at the moment, is use the markup only for visual feedback by returning better looking, more functional 'page snippets.' But how would it look if you could get all these bits and compose them automatically to form a single structured information page about what you're searching for? The folks at the DERI institute have just released Sig.ma, a visual browser and mashup generator that will go all over the web of data and find dozens of sources to combine together when answering a user query. It also comes in API mode to reuse the information Sig.ma finds inside applications. Here are a screencast and a blog post, with semantic-web-geek details."
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The Web of Data, Beyond What Google and Yahoo Show

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  • by ionix5891 (1228718) on Sunday July 26, 2009 @07:15PM (#28831147)

    and studied at nearby uni,

    DERI is a money blackhole, most of the people there know that semantic web has many many issues and probably will never bear fruit, but chose not to speak up in order not to damage their academic careers and keep their cushy "research" positions

  • Re:Fixed for you... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by ghostis (165022) on Sunday July 26, 2009 @07:26PM (#28831239) Homepage

    As I wrote the above I realized that "used to {verb}" is a really odd idiom. Can anyone explain?

  • Cat got my tongue (Score:4, Interesting)

    by WiFiBro (784621) on Sunday July 26, 2009 @07:33PM (#28831309)

    I don't know why but their presentation pisses me off beyond reason.

    Probably because it's the n-th time somebody is trying to impose some silly standard.

    And pretends it's the best invention since you-know-what.

    I have in real life a fairly common name, there's at least 10 of me worldwide, I recognized that they deliberately picked a unique name to show how well it works.

    Ach we'll see.

  • Re:Cat got my tongue (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday July 26, 2009 @08:03PM (#28831485)

    I don't know why but their presentation pisses me off beyond reason.

    Probably because it's the n-th time somebody is trying to impose some silly standard.

    And pretends it's the best invention since you-know-what.

    I have in real life a fairly common name, there's at least 10 of me worldwide, I recognized that they deliberately picked a unique name to show how well it works.

    Ach we'll see.

    It seems trivial to add a city to go with your name and narrow it down.

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