Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Semantics

  • Dec 15, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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Brand Niemann will present at our December meeting, with some timely news on the intersection of cloud computing and the semantic web.

* A Semantic Cloud Computing Desktop / Mobile Apps with Linked Open Data that consists of the following:

* A database of "things" referenced by URL's (e.g. my Twitter) (see Designing URI Sets for the UK Public Sector: A report from the Public Sector Information Domain of the CTO Council's cross-Government Enterprise Architecture, Interim paper, Version 1.0, October 2009, PDF). "The Semantic Web relies on good URI's", James Hendler.
* A free Wiki (Deki Express) that was a "fork" from MediaWiki that evolved to a platform (web-services with a wiki interface) that further evolved to a Cloud Computing Internet Operating System Desktop (see migration to Amazon EC2 and recent MindTouch announcement) that helped our community produce many semantic applications (e.g. previous page) organized by topic, subtopic, data table, and data elements with well-defined URL's in support of (see especiallyhttp://federaldata.wi....
* A semantic publishing environment that supports use on Mobile Apps (e.g. iPhone) and Linked Open Data through MindTouch Extensions (e.g. App Catalog), conversion of the MySQL database to an RDF triple-store (e.g. DBpedia), and use with spreadsheet tools (e,g. Cambridge Semantics).

Brand will be announcing The Year 2010 of Semantic Web Training and Pilots for by:

* Creating a good set of URLs for the content (e.g., vocabulary, taxonomy, ontology)
* Implementing that in a tool that supports Web standards (e.g., REST, PHP, DREAM)
* Publishing it to the Web in Semantic Web formats (e.g., RDF, OWL, RIF)

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  • Brand N.

    See Creating Linked Data: Five Part Tutorial starting at

    December 28, 2009

  • Brand N.

    OMG Issues RFP for Any OMG Model or Architecture (UML, BPMN, SoaML, Etc) to use RDF Linked Open Data - see

    December 21, 2009

  • Brand N.

    Brian's title made my think that cloud computing could be a real "rainmaker" for the Semantic Web :)

    December 19, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Alot of work went on behind the scene. I made sure the presenter made it home safely. Thank-you for all the organizers.

    December 16, 2009

  • Michael N.

    Interesting presentations by two senior government/semantics folks with lots of visibility into what's going on with open government data initiatives. Very useful perspectives.

    December 16, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awful presentation. Unrelated to Semantic Web. Presenter didn't discuss issues in blurb. Presenter rambled. Co-presenter only focused on his own business. Non-technical presentation and presenter seemed to have only rudimentary grasp of cloud computing and didn't discuss semantic web except as side issue. In general a huge waste of time.

    December 16, 2009

  • Brand N.

    I enjoyed presenting and hope you will accept the challenge to "put your desktop into the cloud in support of the Open Government Directive and". Please see and

    December 16, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative about what the Federal government is doing with semantic technology and cloud computing and why. Also some very good networking at this meetup.

    December 16, 2009

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