Will your company Sparkle in 2008?

" The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has kicked off 2008 with publishing two significant Semantic Web specifications in the month of January. The first is the query language specification, SPARQL (pronounced, "sparkle") and the Ontology Language for Web (OWL) 1.1. One could argue the computer science industry is in the midst of the biggest shift in software development in the past fifty years.

Open Coffee Galway

Open Coffee Galway will be held tomorrow morning at 11 am at DERI in the IDA Business Park, Dangan.
Map to get to DERI

Call for papers

" Current and future software needs remain focused towards the development of large and complex Intelligent Networked Information Systems, covering a wide range of issues. These include Data and Web Semantics, Distributed Objects, Web Services, Grid Computing, High-performance and Distributed Applications, Databases, Workflow, Cooperation, Interoperability, and Mobility as required for the deployment of Internet- and Intranet-based systems in organizations and for e-business.


The first public working draft of SKOS .


" Silobreaker , innovative search service for news and current events, announced at DEMO , the world's leading event for introducing new products and companies, the official release of its new service, making it available at More than a news aggregator, Silobreaker provides relevance by looking at the data it finds like a person does. It recognizes people, companies, topics, places and keywords; understands how they relate to each other in the news flow, and puts them in context for the user.

Researching the power of semantic Technology

"Expert System has announced a collaborative agreement with Dartmouth College involving use of its semantic software, which searches, classifies and analyzes text information.
The partnership focuses on the use of the technology for unstructured information management--the natural language in which people speak and communicate. The research will delve particularly into the effectiveness and accuracy of semantic intelligence in the analysis of large amounts of documents (reports, e-mail, etc.), according to a press release from Expert System.

X-tech The Web on the move

The deadline for X-tech is today  January the 25th.
Proposals for presentations and tutorials are invited for XTech 2008 , Europe’s premier web technologies conference. The deadline for submitting proposals is January 25th, 2008 .
XTech 2008 will be held from May 6-9th 2008, in Dublin, Ireland.

Andreas speaks to Talis

Andreas speaks to Talis
" In our latest Talking with Talis podcast I talk with Andreas Harth of DERI in Galway, Ireland. We talk about Andreas' work on the Semantic Web Search Engine ('swizzy'), before discussing DERI's involvement with the evolving SIOC project."
You can listen to the  MP3

Franz and their AllegroGraph to become the foundation for the Semantic Web?

" Franz is one of only a small handful of companies that wants to provide semantic tools to others rather than building them for its own use. The Oakland, Calif. company’s approach uses what’s called a “triple store” — a name that refers both to an entire database and to its three-part constituents. For example, a restaurant called Kokkari would get the tag Kokkari-Is-Restaurant, which would let the computer know that it was part of the restaurant category.

Live Semantic service takes $15 investment

" Semantic analysis service announced today that the company has received a $15 million investment from Spark Capital. Inform analyzes content from online publishers and inserts links from a publisher's own content archives, affiliated sites or the web at large to augment content being published. The company says it already has more than 100 clients, including, and the Economist. Those who would contend that semantic web technology has not arrived can stick that in their pipes and smoke it.