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I-SEMANTICS Graz: Triplification Challenge 2010

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NYT, Wolters Kluwer Germany and Semantic Universe sponsor Triplification Challenge 2010

3.000 € prize money for the most promising Linked Data applications

Vienna/Graz, 31 March 2010 – The New York Times, Wolters Kluwer Germany and Semantic Universe sponsor the Triplification Challenge 2010 taking place at the I-SEMANTICS Conference from 1 – 3 September 2010 in Graz / Austria. Together they have provided 3.000 Euro in prize money which will be given to the most promising application demonstrations and approaches built upon Linked Data. The Challenge 2010 is organized by an international consortium of Semantic Web experts and patroned by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

Participants can choose between an open track and a special NYT track.

The open track sponsored by Wolters Kluwer Germany and Semantic Universe encourages submissions that fit into one or more of the following categories:

  • novel data sets that are published as part of the Web of Data, according to Linked Data principles, and demonstrating potential benefit of use within applications;
  • novel generic mechanisms, approaches, and technologies that convert certain types and formats of information into triples, interlink them to other data sets, and expose them as Linked Data;
  • applications showcasing the benefits of Linked Data to end-users such as for information syndication, specialized search, browsing, or augmentation of content.

The NYT track invites submissions that make use of the Linked Data published at and one or more government datasets that relate to politics. Any dataset qualifies that is produced by any government in the world that would be of interest to a constituent of that government. These can range from the demographics of election districts to campaign finance to corporate spending on political messaging.

The submission deadline for both tracks is 18 May 2010.

All submissions will be reviewed by an international program committee from industry and academia electing two winners in the open track and one winner in the NYT track.

For detailed information on the Triplification Challenge visit


The award ceremony will take place at I-SEMANTICS, the 6th International Conference on Semantic Systems, taking place from 1 -3 Sepetmber 2010 in Graz / Austria which is held concurrently with I-KNOW, the 10th International Conference on Knowledge Technologies. For details about the conferences go to http://i-semantics.tu...­

Press Contact:

Tassilo Pellegrini
Semantic Web Company Vienna
Tel.: 0043 1 4021235-28
Fax: 0043 1 4021235-22


Notes to Editors:

About the organizers:

The 2010 Triplification Challenge is organized by an international consortium consisting of Juan Sequeda (University of Texas at Austin), Bernhard Schandl (University of Vienna), Sören Auer (University of Leipzig), Ivan Herman (World Wide Web Consortium) and Tassilo Pellegrini (Semantic Web Company Vienna).

About the sponsors:

The New York Times

The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2009 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

Semantic Universe

Semantic Universe ( provides education and informational services about semantic technologies, via conferences, publishing, webcasts, workshops and white papers. Our goal is to raise awareness and explain the usage of semantic technologies in business and consumer settings. Semantic Universe organizes the annual Semantic Technology Conference (

Wolters Kluwer Germany

Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s leading, information-enabled tools and solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer has 2009 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion/£3.0 billion), employs approximately 19,300 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

Wolters Kluwer Germany GmbH has been represented over 20 years in Germany and is one of the market-leading information services companies. Today, the following software- and publishing companies belong to Wolters Kluwer Germany: ADDISON; AnNoText, Carl Heymanns, Luchterhand, Werner, Carl Link, CW Haarfeld, Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst, Dr. Grannemann & von Fürstenberg Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and Akademische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Verlag. Wolters Kluwer Germany is headquartered in Cologne and employs approximately 1.000 people at 25 locations. See for more information

About the Triplification Challenge:

The Triplification Challenge has been organized in cooperation with I-SEMANTICS Conference, the International Conference on Semantic Systems, since 2008 with the aim to raise awareness and showcasing best practices in the application of Semantic Web standards and Linked Data. The Challenge illustrates what Linked Data can provide to the world, whilst providing researchers and practitioners an opportunity to showcase their work, compare it to others, and thereby stimulating research and development.

About I-SEMANTICS 2010:

With more than 400 participants every year I-SEMANTICS ( is one of the largest annual conferences in Europe in the field of semantic systems and the Semantic Web. It is held concurrently with the I-KNOW Conference on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Technologies ( The combination represents a unique approach bridging the gap between highly affiliated communities and complementary research fields.


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