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Our friends at Factual Inc. will give an update on latest progress of their platform and API.
Erin McKean, Wordnik CEO & Co-Founder will talk about Wordnik and introduce an API they have just launched.
* What the Wordnik API offers now
* What the Wordnik API will offer shortly, and how that can help with the Semantic Web
* How can the semantic web better benefit from analysis & APIs from Wordnik's massive corpus
6pm members arrive - network socialize
6:30pm begin meetup: intros, word from sponsors, announcements,
7pm factual 30 minute product update (need to check with Bill how much time he wants).
7:30pm - 9:00pm presentation from wordnik
9pm event closes
BIO:Erin McKean (http://www.wordnik.com/team#erin-mckean)
Before starting Wordnik, Erin McKean was editor in chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press. She is the editor of the irregularly-published recreational-linguistics journal VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly, and the author of Weird and Wonderful Words, More Weird and Wonderful Words, Totally Weird and Wonderful Words, and That's Amore (also about words). She has served on the board of the Dictionary Society of North America and on the editorial board for its journal, Dictionaries, as well as on the editorial board for the journal of the American Dialect Society, American Speech. She also serves on the advisory boards of the Credo Reference and the Dictionary of American Regional English. She has a A.B./A.M. in linguistics from the University of Chicago. She rants about dresses on her blog (A Dress A Day, listed as one of the top fifty fashion blogs online by FashionIQ), and is disconcertingly bad at Scrabble (but surprisingly good at roller-skating). She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ECO_MW5sg - OreillyMedia interview Eric at TOC (Tools of Change)2010