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Cambridge Semantic Web Monthly Meetup

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Agenda:

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1.  Jim Hendler will give a lightning talk on SemWeb research at Rensselaer (RPI), then take questions.   Earlier in the day he's giving a longer presentation.

Jim Hendler is the Tetherless World Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science, and the Head of the Computer Science Department at Rensselaer.

 

2.  Sandro Hawke will describe the new features in RDF 1.1, which is being finalized in the next few months.   New features include JSON-LD, Turtle (finally being a standard), Trig/Named Graphs, and some improvements in how Literals are defined.

Slides: http://www.w3.org/2013/Talks/0409-rdf11/

Sandro Hawke is a software developer specializing in decentralized systems based on open Web technologies.  He is a member of the W3C staff at MIT, where he develops tools and research prototypes and serves as staff contact for many Semantic Web Working Groups, including: RDF, SPARQL, OWL, RIF, and Government Linked Data (GLD)

 

3.   Go across the hall to the R & D Pub.

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  • Arnie R.

    My takeaway (and in invitation to debate): 1. There are big successes for a handful of tags (tiny ontology) on a huge volume of data. That is: Shallow but very broad semantics are successful.

    2. For the problems more typical of enterprise data integration, it's still a work in progress. RDF is a good technology, enabling a lot -- if you have a savvy group of developers. However, the tool environment discussed was "university-ware" -- the RDF-oriented tooling and training materials do not seem ready for average-ability developers at massive contractors. 3. The database community tackles similar problems. Both communities are remiss in looking only inward, not comparing against the other.

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • John B.

    A very informative and accessible meeting that drove home the dynamic nature of Semantic Web which now seems to have passed puberty as it matures into young adulthood.

    April 10, 2013

  • Sandro H.

    My slides are (and have been) linked from the agenda. I've asked Jim Hendler for his slides, and will post here when i get them.

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes slides copy would be perfect.

    April 10, 2013

  • matt c.

    Awesome speakers. Thank you. Can a copy of the slide decks be made available ?

    April 10, 2013

  • matt c.

    Awesome speakers. Thank you. Can a copy of the slide decks be made available ?

    April 10, 2013

  • Sandro H.

    I enjoyed it, but I wont rate the speakers, since I was one

    April 9, 2013

    • Kin H.

      Me too. However I missed most of the earlier session as I got in late. Will that ppt be available?

      April 10, 2013

  • David E.

    can't make 4pm

    April 8, 2013

  • Ted S.

    Bio-IT World commitments.

    April 8, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Going to be out of town.

    April 2, 2013

  • Adnan O.

    I would like to ask this question in person too: I am teaching a history course, and would like to prepare my notes as "data" rather than "documents," and transform them later to different presentations format: mind maps, slides, etc. Would anyone have a suggestion on this for [masked]?

    1 · March 20, 2013

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