Top 10 Internet of Things Products of 20092009 has been a turning point for the Internet of Things, when real world objects (such as lights, cars and packages) get connected to the Internet.Richard MacManus
Call for Chapter - Ontology Learning and Knowledge Discovery Using the Web: Challenges and Recent AdvancesOntologies provide formal specifications of what might exist in a domain to ensure reusability and interoperability of multiple heterogeneous systems. Ontologies form an indispensable part of the Semantic Web standard stack. While the Semantic Web is still our vision into the future, ontologies have already found a myriad of applications such as document retrieval, question answering, image retrieval, agent interoperability and document annotation. In recent years, automatic ontology learning from text has provided support and relief for knowledge engineers from the labourious task of manually engineering of ontologies. Ontology learning research, an area integrating advances from information retrieval, text mining, data mining, machine learning and natural language processing, has attracted increasing interests from a wide spectrum of application domains (e.g. bioinformatics, manufacturing). Being a rapidly growing area, it is crucial to collect the recent advances in tools and technologies in ontology learning and related areas.
BLOGIC; or, Now What's in a Link?. (ISWC 2009 Invited Talk)Putting logic on the Web has seemed like an intellectual one-way street: the logic was all worked out a century ago or more, the technology is 20 years old, and we are simply dealing with the dirty practical business of putting it into XML and getting it onto the Web. But there needs to be some intellectual traffic in the other direction. When logic meets the Web we have to re-think several of the basic assumptions of logic itself, to the point that it should be seen as a new subject, with a new name: blogic. This talk surveys several foundational issues in blogic that either never arose previously in logic, or have to now be reconsidered, focussing particularly on issues arising from linked data and the need for an 'intimatelyRelatedButMaybeNotActuallySameAs' relation. Pat Hayes
CEUR-WS.org/Vol-520 - Second Workshop on Social Data on the WebProceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Social Data on the Web (SDoW2009), collocated with the 8th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC-2009), Washington DC, USA, October 25, 2009.
4store Amazon Machine Image and Billion Triple Challenge Data Set « Think LinksAs part of our entry to the 2009 Billion Triple Challenge (BTC), we have been using two pieces of great infrastructure: Amazon Web Services and the quad store – 4store. Today, we are making publicly available an Amazon Machine Image for 4store. Additionally, we are making an Elastic Block Storage snapshot of the BTC dataset for 4store. Thus, developers can easily get started using 4store with a billion triples on Amazon’s cloud.
XLWrap – Spreadsheet-to-RDF WrapperXLWrap is a spreadsheet-to-RDF wrapper which is capable of transforming spreadsheets to arbitrary RDF graphs based on a mapping specification. It supports Microsoft Excel and OpenDocument spreadsheets such as comma- (and tab-) separated value (CSV) files and it can load local files or download remote files via HTTP.Andreas Langegger