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[from sambrook] YouTube - Zeitgeist Europe 2010 - The Power of Data

2010 May 18, 12:21PermalinkCommentsvideo tim-berners-lee technical web google semanticweb

Distributed Extensibility - Dive Into HTML5

2010 May 4, 10:52On HTML5's extensibility: how does microdata work in HTML5?PermalinkCommentsvia:kris.kowal html5 html microformats semanticweb todo technical

Sense and Reference on the Web

2009 Oct 30, 10:33"What does a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) mean? Does it have a sense, and can it refer to things?" I hope it will cover some of the new scheme vs always HTTP scheme and distinct vs not distinct URLs for a real world object and its web page perma-arguments.PermalinkCommentsvia:connolly url uri w3c semanticweb http todo technical

Composing the Semantic Web: Units ontology with SPIN support published

2009 Sep 1, 4:25"Each unit has a stable URI, making it possible to link to it from your own domain models in a reliable way. For each unit, the ontology defines some useful metadata including abbreviation, a link to DBpedia and a categorization of units into groups, such as length units."PermalinkCommentssemanticweb via:connolly web unit conversion uri technical

The Self-Describing Web

2009 Apr 7, 1:13A sort of vertical cross section of an overview of what the web should look like from HTTP & URIs to GRDDL & RDF. Oh, and there's a pretty graph at the bottom. "This finding describes how document formats, markup conventions, attribute values, and other data formats can be designed to facilitate the deployment of self-describing, Web-grounded Web content."PermalinkCommentsweb w3c xml html http semanticweb microformats xhtml atom grddl rdfa rdf

Outline View Internet Explorer Extension

2009 Mar 23, 8:13

I've made another extension for IE8, Outline View, which gives you a side bar in IE that displays an outline of the current page and lets you make intrapage bookmarks.

The outline is generated based on the heading tags in the document (e.g. h1, h2, etc), kind of like what W3C's Semantic data extractor tool displays for an outline. So if the page doesn't use heading tags the way the HTML spec intended or just sticks img tags in them, then the outline doesn't look so hot. On a page that does use headings as intended though it looks really good. For instance a section from the HTML 4 spec shows up quite nicely and I find its actually useful to be able to jump around to the different sections. Actually, I've been surprised going to various blogs how well the outline view is actually working -- I thought a lot more webdevs would be abusing their heading tags.

I've also added intrapage bookmarks. When you make a text selection and clear it, that selected text is added as a temporary intrapage bookmark which shows up in the correct place in the outline. You can navigate to the bookmark or right click to make it permanent. Right now I'm storing the permanent intrapage bookmarks in IE8's new per-domain DOM storage because I wanted to avoid writing code to synchronize a cross process store of bookmarks, it allowed me to play with the DOM storage a bit, and the bookmarks will get cleared appropriately when the user clears their history via the control panel.

PermalinkCommentstechnical intrapage bookmark boring html ie8 ie extension

Some Datasets Available on the Web - Data Wrangling Blog

2009 Feb 23, 10:34Lots of neat web APIs. Added to Delicious network. "Over the past year, I've been tagging interesting data I find on the web in I wrote a quick python script to pull the relevant links from my export and list them at the bottom of this post. Most of these datasets are related to machine learning, but there are a lot of government, finance, and search datasets as well."PermalinkCommentsapi data semanticweb information reference

Semantic Search the US Library of Congress

2009 Feb 23, 10:31"This is an experimental service that makes the Library of Congress Subject Headings available as linked-data using the SKOS vocabulary. The goal of is to encourage experimentation and use of LCSH on the web with the hopes of informing a similar effort at the Library of Congress to make a continually updated version available. More information about the Linked Data effort can be found on the W3C Wiki."PermalinkCommentslibrary-of-congress loc semanticweb web rdf metadata library api

Yahoo! Search Blog: Yahoo! Chats with Semantic Web Expert, Ben Adida

2008 Sep 16, 3:57Interview with Ben Adida on RDFa: "...RDFa is ready. It has just been approved by the W3C as a Candidate Recommendation, with the specific text of the specification and a brand new Primer published on June 20th. Y!: What can I do with RDFa? BA: You can tell the world what various components on your web page mean by marking up things like: The title of a photo Your name and contact information The license under which you're distributing your latest MP3 The ingredients of a cooking recipe The price of an item A gene on which you recently wrote a paper ... Anything that you want to make more machine-readable"PermalinkCommentsrdf microformats yahoo semantic interview ben-adida semanticweb via:felix42

Calais - API Guide

2008 Feb 9, 12:57The Calais API documentation. Looks like its geared towards discovering companies, people associated with companies, mergers between companies, etc etcPermalinkCommentsapi reference calais reuters web semantic

How YOU Can Make the Web More Structured - ReadWriteWeb

2008 Feb 8, 3:27Tips on adding structured content to your webpages including microformats (ugh).PermalinkCommentssemantic semantic-web web html tips howto microformats

Reuters Wants The World To Be Tagged - ReadWriteWeb

2008 Feb 8, 3:24FTA: "...Using a mix of natural language processing, AI techniques, and a massive databases, Reuters' solution extracts important bits of information from raw HTML pages. People, Companies, Places, and Events are really at the heart of many business articPermalinkCommentsvia:sambrook api reuters news tagging semantic semantic-web web

Main Page - SIMILE

2007 Dec 4, 8:20Various interesting semantic web related projects.PermalinkCommentsajax semanticweb simile rdf mit

FOAF and OpenID: two great tastes that taste great together | Decentralized Information Group (DIG) Breadcrumbs

2007 Nov 28, 4:43How to use FOAF and OpenID together and how DIG used that as a basis for commenting on their blog.PermalinkCommentsfoaf openid authentication identity rdf semanticweb trust web spam

PGP Signing FOAF Files

2007 Oct 10, 9:21Howto on signing your FoaF documents.PermalinkCommentspgp security signing web trust foaf rdf semanticweb xml encryption howto

FoaF Explorer

2007 Oct 9, 4:43A FOAF browser. It turns FOAF descriptions into HTML with links to those things described in the FOAF including links to other FOAF descriptions transformed in the same fashion.PermalinkCommentsbrowser community social foaf rdf semanticweb

[rdfweb-dev] XSLTs for FOAF, Spring v1.3.1 and plans for FOAF spec improvements

2007 Oct 9, 4:41Notes on using XSLT on FOAF XML files. Apparently its not super simple due to the various equivalent ways of representing the same RDF in XML.PermalinkCommentsxml foaf xslt xsl reference rdf semanticweb

Andrew Bucknell

2007 May 7, 10:49|Andrew BucknellPermalinkCommentsandrew-bucknell blog homepage friend microsoft semanticweb


2007 Apr 19, 3:35Interesting projects related to maps of physical space and the semantic web.PermalinkCommentsarchitecture data map ontology rdf place semanticweb tag wifi xml space research


2007 Apr 19, 3:34mudlundon is a collaborative mapping project presented in the style of a text adventure or MUD and with its data saved in RDF.PermalinkCommentsmud rdf map semanticweb geo london im aim
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