The W3C and its members have long sought the ability to mix extractable structured content with existing publishing processes to improve the machine-processability of the Web. Microformats have been a successful step in this direction, but the models embraced by the domain-specific formats are not global or interoperable. The rich layers of the Semantic Web initiative have not easily been integrated until now allowing documents to indicate metadata that can be expressed in the Resource Description Framework (RDF) model.
On November 20th Uche Ogbuji will be presenting “An enterprise roadmap for semantic
technology” in a free teleconference seminar series led by Earley and
Zepheira’s President Eric Miller will be giving the keynote at XML Holland 2008 , with the theme of “Semantics and interoperability”. From the conference page:
Many organizations needing to exchange information and knowledge with each other question how they can support such connectivity from the front end (between users) to the back end (between systems). The terminology of employees concerned with policy is not the language of the typical visitor or partner on the Web…. How can semantic modeling provide solutions to such problems?
The conference is hosted by the SGML/XML Users Group, Holland, and will be held 20 November 2008 at Planetarium Amsterdam Zuidoost
David Wood has organized this year’s Computer Science Seminar Series on Next Generation Internet Technology and Business at the Virginia Military Institute. Abstracts for the seminar’s talks are online. Zepheira team members Eric Miller, Brian Sletten and Bernadette Hyland will be joined by Internet entrepreneurs Peter Rodgers of 1060 Research, Andrew Glover of Stelligent and Ajay Sravanapudi of Lucid Media.
This year’s NetKernel Architects Conference is being held 25-27 September 2008 at the University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, VA. Zepheira partners David Wood and Brian Sletten are assisting 1060 Research to organize the conference. 1060 will be introducing NetKernel version 4.0 Pre-Release. Each attendee will get a copy on the first day. Those interested in resource-oriented computing should seriously contemplate attendance. The Architects Conference is a great way to learn the concepts and get a jump on the competition. The conference schedule and price list are on the Web.
Andy Glover interviews Brian Sletten about REST and how it applies to software developers and the organizations they support. Far from being a rogue way to do Web Services, Brian explores exactly why organizations should care about REST for information-driven, business-friendly ways of building systems. He highlights some common misconceptions about REST, SOAP and discusses technologies like Restlets, JSR-311, NetKernel and Groovy
On 19 June at the Enterprise Information Management Conference in Toronto, Uche Ogbuji presented Practical Semantic Technology for the Enterprise in which he shared techniques and tools for applying semantic technology to bring Web architecture within the firewall. He discussed the fact that people can find things so much easier on the Web than in their companies, and touched on how Zepheira plans to address this through the Linked Enterprise Data initiative.
Bob DuCharme interviewed Uche Ogbuji about the concept and application of Linked Data. Ogbuji’s talk will help anchor next week’s Linked Data Planet conference.
Zepheira has announced the launch of a community Web site for the Open Source Persistent URL (PURL) software.
The new community site at purlz.org is intended to become a focal point for further development of the PURL software. The site provides access to mailing lists, coordinated bug reporting, a forum for feature requests and community discussions, documentation and access to the software. The full press release is here.
Zepheira and Aduna are pleased to announce the integration of the Mulgara Semantic Store with the Sesame RDF Framework. The full press release is available here.