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RDFa on topquadrant.com

RDFa is the W3C standard for embedding RDF triples in arbitrary XML using attributes. Its most popular use is in HTML, because it makes it easy to add machine-readable versions of a web page's information with minimal new markup. You … Read More »

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What’s new in TopBraid Suite 3.2

3.2 is a minor release of TopBraid Suite, but it adds more than just background improvements such as faster performance and improvements to both memory management and 64-bit support. Each of TopBraid Suite's components includes new features that will ease … Read More »

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SPIN Tutorial Available

I recently wrote in my personal blog about how, since joining TopQuadrant, I've grown to appreciate how well SPARQL can serve as a rules language. SPARQL Inferencing Notation, or SPIN, lets you associate rules and constraints expressed in SPARQL with … Read More »

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Creating and Managing Metadata about RDF statements

Metadata about RDF statements can be quite useful and even required for a number of purposes. For example, let’s consider questions one may have about a statement “Washington, DC is a capital of the United States”: What is the provenance … Read More »

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Linked Data and what it really takes to create it

Recently there has been a number of popular discussions (some heated) on whether RDF is necessary for the Linked Data. For example: http://cloudofdata.com/2009/07/does-linked-data-need-rdf/ http://www.semanticsincorporated.com/2009/07/if-linked-data-is-a-brand-it-has-big-problems-to-address.html I believe that for the Linked Data to happen, we need a standard for representing semantic … Read More »

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Data Transformation using Semantic Web Standards

I have created the presentation below in response to a recent discussion about converting XML to RDF. A person I was talking to assumed that there was a mapping process one needed to go through before a translation of XML … Read More »

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Presentations from the Second TopBraid User Group Meeting – SemTech2009

The Second TopBraid Suite Open User Group Meeting was conducted at the Semantic Technology Conference 2009 in San Jose, CA, Thursday, June 18, 2009, 09:45 AM – 12:45 PM. The Agenda for the meeting and links to the presentations used … Read More »

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The Meaning of "semantic" – post II

After writing this earlier post, I've decided to expand on my thoughts about the intersection between the Semantic Web and text mining, natural language processing, etc. The write up was ready just in time for TopQuadrant's submission to the monthly … Read More »

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RDFa – a good way to provide access to your data?

I have been thinking about RDFa recently. With the announcement from Google and continued support from Yahoo/Search Monkey there is an increased buzz around RDFa. So, why RDFa and what is it good for? TopBraid have had support for RDFa … Read More »

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Reflections on the User Feedback Panel or More Help, please …

One striking difference between user input this year compared to the last, is that this year we received considerably smaller number of new functionality requests. It seems that our users are still digesting all the new features that came out … Read More »

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