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Yearly Archives: 2013

TopQuadrant supports PhUSE Semantic technology Initiative creating RDF Representations of CDISC Standards for Clinical Trial Information.

Recently, PhUSE and CDISC announced the completion of Phase I of the FDA/PhUSE Semantic Technology Working Group Project. The PhUSE Semantic Technology Working Group aims to investigate how formal semantic standards can support the clinical and non-clinical trial data life … Read More »

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Event Recap: Robert Coyne presented at MANAGE VARIETY—create VALUE from Big Data

Gartner named semantic technologies one of the 10 most important trends in 2013 and beyond. When it comes to Big Data, semantic technologies deliver on the variety aspect of the three Vs of Big Data (Volume, Velocity, and Variety) by … Read More »

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TopQuadrant’s Bob Ducharme speaking at Taxonomy Boot Camp 2013

Bob DuCharme is speaking on the upcoming “Semantic Search” panel during Taxonomy Boot Camp on November 6th in Washington D.C. Bob’s topic, “Enhancing Searches With Taxonomies and Semantic Technology,” will cover how taxonomies based on semantic technology can help with focusing and augmenting searches, … Read More »

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Performing side effects after each edit in TopBraid EVN

TopBraid 4.3 introduces a small Event-Condition-Action (ECA) rule engine that can be used to trigger rules whenever a change was performed on an EVN vocabulary or ontology. Example use cases of this feature include anything that needs to happen as … Read More »

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Creating Web Services with the TopBraid Platform

TopBraid Live (TBL) is TopQuadrant's server platform for semantic data processing and editing. In addition to being the foundation of various out-of-the-box solution packages such as EVN, TopBraid Live can also be used “stand-alone”. The features of the platform can … Read More »

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SPIN Vocabulary for Column Metadata

When we started implementing the EPIM ReportingHub project, we had to come up with a mechanism that allows us and others to represent tabular reporting data derived from an RDF triple store. For example, there needed to be a table … Read More »

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Defining SPARQL Functions with SWP

One of the best kept secrets about SPIN is its ability to define new SPARQL functions that encapsulate complex sub-queries into reusable building blocks. Normal SPIN functions are limited to whatever can be expressed in SPARQL, by means of a … Read More »

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An Extended Turtle Format

Several RDF/OWL ontologies use blank node structures to represent complex objects. For example, OWL uses blank nodes to represent class expression trees consisting of intersections, unions and restrictions. Other ontologies use “reified” objects that combine a value with a unit … Read More »

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Tutorial: Customizing SWA Forms

SPARQL Web Pages (SWP) is a declarative language that represents user interface elements with an RDF vocabulary. It is tightly integrated into TopBraid Suite: TopBraid Composer is used for editing and the TopBraid Live server executes them for web applications. … Read More »

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Embedding SWP Components into Web Pages with jQuery

SPARQL Web Pages is a powerful framework for defining HTML renderings of RDF data. Recent releases of TopBraid have added significant improvements to this framework, including a growing library of out-of-the-box components for recurring tasks: the SWA Gadgets. SWA includes … Read More »

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