(Via Danny Ayers.):

This Week’s Semantic Web:

"Ok, my first attempt at a round-up (in response to Phil’s observation of Planetary damage). Thanks to the conference there’s loads more here than there’s likely to be subsequent weeks, although it’s still only a fairly random sample and some of the links here are to heaps of other resources…
Incidentally, if anyone’s got a list/links for SemWeb-related blogs that aren’t on Planet RDF, I’d be grateful for a pointer. PS. Ok, I forget… are there any blogs that aren’t on Dave’s list yet..?

Quote of the week:

In the Semantic Web, it is not the Semantic which is new, it is the Web which is new.

- Chris Welty, IBM (lifted from TimBL’s slides)


Docs etc

Software and stuff

  • Semantic Web Challenge applications (winner: CONFOTO - congrats bengee!)
  • Piggy Bank 2.1.1 released.
  • IRIS is a semantic desktop application framework that enables users to create a ‘personal map’ across their office-related information objects. IRIS includes a machine-learning platform to help automate this process. It provides ‘dashboard’ views, contextual navigation, and relationship-based structure across an extensible suite of office applications, including a calendar, web and file browser, e-mail client, and instant messaging client.
    (open source release due Jan 2006)
  • MKSearch - ‘A new kind of search engine’ - RDF-backed (Sesame) with Web crawler, extracts and indexes metadata.
  • FOAFRealm - Our goal is to design and implement D-FOAF, a distributed authentication and trust infrastructure without a centralised authority. D-FOAF will be a backbone for trust applications based on social relationships and will establish identity of users similar to the way we establish identify and trust in real life.
  • Perl Net::Flickr::RDF
  • WordPress SIOC (Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities) plugin updated (just copy wp-sioc.php into the root of your WP install and it just works)
  • OntoMedia is intended for the representation of heterogenous media through description of the semantic content of that media. The representation may be limited to the description of some or all of the elements contained within the source or may include information regarding the narrative relationship that these elements have both to the media and to each other.
  • mSpace is an interaction model to help explore relationships in information - ‘Imagine Google on iTunes’

Blog post title of the week:

Don’t give me that monkey-ass Web 1.0, either

- Uche Ogbuji

Also…a new threat to Semantic Web developers has been discovered: typhoid!, and the key to the Web’s full potential is…Tetris."