Semantic Web Pipes for Semantic Mash-Ups?

Something very promising is the concept of “semantic web pipes” (SWP) similar to Yahoo Pipes. At DERI institute Le-Phuoc et al. have developed and tested such a system. It can be found at http://pipes.deri.org. They presented the pipe concept as a good basis for semantic web application using RDF. The authors said that the use of RDF data published on the Web for applications is still a cumbersome and resource-intensive task due to the limited software support and the lack of standard programming paradigms to deal with everyday problems such as combination of RDF data from different sources, object identifier consolidation, ontology alignment and mediation, or plain querying and filtering tasks.  Read more of this post

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Towards semantically-interlinked online communities

In this article Breslin et al. presented different types of online communities and tools that were at that time used to build and support online communities. As I discovered and stated in previous posts, those communities are islands that are not interlinked. The authors als presented the SIOC ontology. The goal of SIOC (Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities) is to interconnect these online communities. Community sites can include many discussion primitives, such as bulletin boards, weblogs and mailing lists, which are grouped under the concept of forum.

Walls between social networks by Berners Lee

Walls between social networks by Berners Lee

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The semantic web and its descriptor language in less than 15 minutes

I found two amazing summarizing videos for everyone who either needs a quick refresh, is an absolute beginner or is maybe just completely lost in the semantic web. These videos were created 2 years ago, but they are really recommendable! Credit goes to Manu Sporny, President of Digital Bazaar.

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