Sanjay Pradhan: How open data is changing international aid | Video on TED.com presents a fascinating overview of how open data and community involvement can help keep development projects honest. One of the major obstacles in overseas aid is how the money is spent and corruption. By using online tools to overlay projects on to demographic…
This is a fantastic answer to a question that gets asked a lot. Head over to answers.semanticweb.com to find out why choose an RDF store over a Relational Database. In short the answer is greater flexibility: for users, for developers, for admins, for buyers. See also Will Triple Stores Replace Relational Databases? over at information-management.com for another perspective.
Brandon Thompson from geoplace.com looks at where GIS and semantic web technologies are heading. GIS and smartphone integration is just the beginning of developments. See the full article here: New Reality: Semantic Web GIS Will Take Us across the Threshold.
Apache Stanbol has graduated to a top level project. Apache Stanbol provides a set of reusable components for semantic content management and can extend traditional content management systems with semantic services. e.g. for tag extraction/suggestion; or text completion in search fields, ‘smart’ content workflows or email routing based on extracted entities, topics, etc. Apache Stanbol graduates…
Adam Dorfman from Searchenginewatch.com has an opinion piece on how things are travelling getting content creators to use microformats and other semantic technology to enable better searching – the results are far from encouraging. A Call To Search Engines to Reduce Dependence on Microformats – Search Engine Watch (#SEW).
APIs and open data may be more important than big data when it comes to new business and opportunities in the future says Gartner. See: Why Open Data APIs May Revolutionize Business and the Web.
From CMS Wire, an article introducing the basics of how data is stored and managed and a brief intro on how RDF works. See more at The What and Why of Semantic Web Technologies.