XTech 2006: SPARQLing Services(About) 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.
XTech 2006: Semantics Through the Tag(About) This paper will discuss how tagging can be separated from the
services that provide them, allowing use of tags as separate
entities. This separation will use a mapping of tags to and from
RDF, showing how the context of tags (who, where, when made them) can
be represented and preserved. There are multiple choices for
modelling tags in this way which will be discussed along with their
benefits and some of the unusual uses of tags will be considered as
well as the different way that existing tagging services use tagging
The paper will also discuss methods of how to find the meaning of a
tag – going from a tag to something a human can understand as a
description, which may be evolving – in a decentralized, web friendly
way. Without the use of ontologies!
XTech 2006: Making Connections: Exploring new forms of semantic browsing(About) As a case study, a rich visual interface is applied to a data set based on current events, which makes use of keywords to define connections between events as they unfold over time. The resulting experience presents a novel perspective on the material which conforms to its underlying meanings. The user may frame information by making positive decisions about how it is displayed, following their own trajectory through interconnected news items.