- A Spectrometry of Linked Data
Entity mining is still a troublesome open problem. In past years many approaches allowed to automate the generation of equivalence links between references using schema matching or various heuristics based on the recognition of similar property values. In contrast, few of them considered the analysis of the network of equivalence links (“equivalence network”) as an indication of the likelihood and strength of the equivalence.
Could a URI reference (URIRef) be thought as exactly “attached” to its referent? Could it make sense to talk about entity “identifiers” or would it be better to talk about more ambiguous “references”, i.e., placeholders for any model that satisfies the formal semantics of the Semantic Web (Hayes)1? Booth  observes that the aforementioned question, which in the past has been often regarded as fundamental in the debate about identity on the Web, is relatively unimportant. As long as an entity, identified by whatsoever URIRef, is associated to at least one description containing machine understandable information, this information can be automatically processed and used by applications.
- Le dimanche de M. Bertrand, par Hervé Kempf
Monsieur Bertrand, si on travaille toujours plus, on fabriquera et on vendra toujours plus, et on polluera toujours plus. Cela s'appelle la crise écologique.
Depuis vingt ans, en France, la productivité du travail a augmenté en moyenne de 2 % par an. Cela signifie qu'avec la même quantité de travail, on produit toujours plus.
Donc, si l'on veut limiter notre impact écologique, on doit travailler moins. Travailler moins pour gagner autant, et faire autre chose de son temps
- My Personal Library and the Semantic Web at Frederick Giasson’s Weblog
- [Linking-open-data] Re: Forms in the web of data (Richard Cyganiak)
- RDF and SOA
The purpose of this paper is not to propose a particular standardization effort for refining the existing XML-based, WS* approach to Web services, but to suggest another way of thinking about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in terms of RDF message exchange, even when custom XML formats are used for message serialization.
Workshop on Web of Services for Enterprise Computing, W3C
- Disco Hyperdata Browser
Simple browser for navigating the Semantic Web as an unbound set of data sources. The browser renders all information, that it can find on the Semantic Web about a specific resource, as an HTML page. This resource description contains hyperlinks that allow you to navigate between resources. While you move from resource to resource, the browser dynamically retrieves information by dereferencing HTTP URIs and by following rdfs:seeAlso links.
- SIMILE | Timeline
Timeline is a DHTML-based AJAXy widget for visualizing time-based events.
- XTech 2006: SPARQLing Services
This paper will review the SPARQL specifications and its potential benefits to Web 2.0 applications. Focusing on the SPARQL protocol for RDF, the paper will provide implementation guidance for developers interested in adding SPARQL support to their applications.
- Why Nerds are Unpopular
Officially the purpose of schools is to teach kids. In fact their primary purpose is to keep kids locked up in one place for a big chunk of the day so adults can get things done.
I'm suspicious of this theory that thirteen-year-old kids are intrinsically messed up. If it's physiological, it should be universal. Are Mongol nomads all nihilists at thirteen?
- Web 2.0
- Stefano's Linotype ~ Data First vs. Structure First
- Spotlight-like livesearch