Knowledge Representation and the Semantic Web Google TechTalks January 25, 2006 Peter Patel-Schneider www-db.research.bell- ABSTRACT The Semantic Web has been attracting considerable attention the last few years. From the point of view of Knowledge Representation, the Semantic Web affords opportunities for both research and application. However, several aspects of the Semantic Web, as it has been envisioned, cause problems from the Knowledge Representation viewpoint. Overcoming some of these problems has resulted in a more formal basis for the Semantic Web and an increase in expressive power in Semantic Web languages. Other of these problems still remain and need a new vision of the Semantic Web from a...
Semantic ECM from Nuxeo Screencast from Nuxeo on Semantic ECM (Enterprise Content Management) and how it can automate linked data services within a Nuxeo EP-based repository.
Rules and Semantic Web - Part 3 This is the part 3 of a 3-part series that discuss on how we can use Semantic Web technologies for modeling Domain Model of Rule-based Business Application. In this part I'm presenting how the formalism developed in the first 2 parts can be used as the foundation of a Model Driven Archtecture.
Silomatic - Latent Semantic Indexing - SEO Video - Silomatic - Latent Semantic Indexing - how to create a funnel of related concepts, ranking your website higher. Jeff Alderson's Silomatic SEO Software - Theme Based Site Builder. Learn more at
Semantic Tagging Explains one of the many semantic technologies on the web. It makes semantics and tagging easy to understand.
Semantic Antics in Religion You can repackage something and give it a different brand name, but does that change the nature of the thing? Ecstasy of Saint Teresa The two central sculptural figures of the swooning nun and the angel with the spear derive from an episode described by Teresa of Avila, a mystical cloistered Discalced Carmelite reformer and nun, in her autobiography, 'The Life of Teresa of Jesus' (1515--1582): I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron's point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me to be thrusting it at times into my heart, and to pierce my very entrails; when he drew it out, he seemed to draw them out also, and to leave me all on fire with a great love of God. The pain was so great, that it made me moan; and yet so surpassing was the sweetness of this excessive pain, that I could not wish to be rid of it. The soul is satisfied now with nothing less than God. The pain is not bodily, but spiritual; though the body has its share in it. It is a caressing of love so sweet which now takes place between the soul and God, that I pray God of His goodness to make him experience it who may think that I am lying. If you've never seen a nun make an O-Face, now you have. The effects are theatrical, the Cornaro family seeming to observe the scene from their boxes., and the chapel illustrates a moment where divinity intrudes on an earthly body. Caroline Bab*** speaks of Bernini's melding of sensual and spiritual pleasure in the ...
Making Video Search Semantic with Semex and Media Globe at CeBIT 2011 Semantic search for multimedia is a problem every video site would like to solve. Imaging being able to search for a person and getting results for every video they appear in, without needing a text description included underneath. Or trying to locate every video posted about a specific location. Or getting the context of several videos all about baseball or your favorite movie character. Semantic search is what's required to make this possible. Media Globe, a product being demonstrated at CeBIT 2011 promises to deliver semantic search for video assets, allowing search to pivot on all kinds of factors we can currently only dream of using. Here Nadine Ludwig and Jorg Waitelonis show how semantic search can work on the CeBIT show floor.
Rules and Semantic Web - Part 2 This is the part 2 of a 3-part series that discuss on how we can use Semantic Web technologies for modeling Domain Model of Rule-based Business Application. In this part I'm presenting OWL DL formalism can be integrated with Logic programs formalism to write rules on top of ontologies.
Semantic Robot Vision Challenge See smart- The first Semantic Robot Vision Challenge competition at AAAI conference on artificial intelligence
Rules and Semantic Web - Part 1 This is the part 1 of a 3-part series that discuss on how we can use Semantic Web technologies for modeling Domain Model of Rule-based Business Application. In this part I'm presenting OWL DL and how it can be used for modeling the Domain Model.
The Semantic Web & Social Software In this short interview, Opens external link in new windowDr John Breslin, subcluster leader of the Social Software group at DERI, Galway gives his view on what the Semantic Web is. He introduces what DERI is about and discusses the projects he is working on, in particular the SIOC project and explains what Social Software is.
Semantic Web vs. Web 2.0 Comparing semantic web and web 2.0. This video is for a presentation for CMN4170 at uOttawa.
The Semantic Web - An Overview Find out what the Semantic Web is all about and how it might be structured. How can we make computers *** so we can get the information we need in context? From the online Web Services class offered by Computer Careers at South Central College located in North Mankato, MN 56003 USA. cc.SouthCentral.edu
Sublime & Subliminal: Semantics for Online Advertising Google Tech Talks August 6, 2008 ABSTRACT Web advertising, hasn't delivered its potential value to advertisers. This is partcularly true for contextual advertisement. The main problem is that the marriage of ad and the content of a page is based on algorithms that do not offer satisfactory results in understanding the actual meaning of the content of a web page. Try the search "stock base" in Google or Yahoo. You will get many more pages about equities than you do about soup. Yet the ads placed on these pages are too often not related to the main topic of the article. Showing an ad about food when the intended use of "stock base" was in the context of equities it's a mismatch. Expert System now offers a revolutionary solution that automatically processes the meaning of the text to ensure that the ads selected are relevant. Expert System's CSA (Cogito Semantic Ad) relies on its Semantic Intelligence technology to ***yze text on the page through linguistic ***ysis and Semantic Comprehension to assure that promotional information can be served more effectively. Speaker: Marco Varone Founder, CTO, and Director of the Board of Expert System, Marco is the "father" of the technology behind the Company's products and a key driver of the Company with his vision and technical skills. Marco is responsible for the R activities and roadmap in the software and linguistic areas. Marco holds a degree in Computer Science at the University of Modena with honors. Speaker: Luca Scagliarini ...
Cisco IBSG Tech Brief: The Semantic Enterprise Is IT getting *** and friendlier? The Semantic Enterprise is an organization that derives business-transforming insight from the avalanche of information it accesses. What role can semantics play in the enterprise?
Web 3.0 Innovative Semantic Interactions with Spotlets CoMET is a new creative media exchange terminal to interact with semantic annotated objects. The video gives a preview of upcoming Web 3.0 user interface technologies. For more details:
The Future Internet: Service Web 3.0 Future Internet - Supported by STI International: www.sti2.org With over a billion users, today's Internet is arguably the most successful human artifact ever created. The Future Internet, an initiative driven by the European Union, has become a prime research focus of STI International and the Service Web 3.0 project. In order to explain, promote, and attract new contributors, we created a video to be viewed by stakeholders, who may be non-experts, in a new generation Internet. The video outlines the basic themes of the European Union's Future Internet initiative. These include an Internet of Services, where services are ubiquitous; an Internet of Things where in principle every physical object becomes an online addressable resource; a Mobile Internet where 24/7 seamless connectivity over multiple devices is the norm; and the need for semantics in order to meet the challenges presented by the dramatic increase in the scale of content and users. Supported by STI International: www.sti2.org
The Magic LSI Latent Semantic Indexing for Keyword Ranking Learn SEO how to video explains LSI or Latent Semantic Indexing and the power it gives your top keyword and keywords phrases. Increase your Keyword Ranking with magic supporting words. Brought to you by:
Semantic Drupal -- State of Drupal keynote, DrupalConSF 2010
Synapse - Semantic Keystroke Launcher - Ubuntu 10.10 install synapse & zeitgeist www.webupd8.org Description: semantic file launcher Synapse is a graphical launcher enabling you to start applications and also to quickly find and access relevant documents and files (by making use of the Zeitgeist engine). More on zeitgeist and plugins
Meshin brings semantic and graph tech to email productivity You've seen lots of email assistant technologies like Rapportive, Xobni, but here's a new entrant from that is being developed at PARC (the famous Xerox lab where tons of things we use are being developed). They have a better idea: use semantic and graph technology to make a database of your email and present interesting info out of that to you. Hear the founding team talk about what makes them different.
Semantic Technology - Part 1 - Introduction An introduction to semantic technologies and how they may effect the web and content presentation in the near future.
The Semantic Web and Drupal, part 2 A brief overview of the Semantic Web and a review of the features that Drupal users can expect in Drupal 7 core and contrib, with a look at features on the horizon. See part one here:
Generating and Querying Semantic Metadata and Ontologies Google Tech Talks June 21, 2007 ABSTRACT Semantic technologies aim at providing machine interpretable descriptions of information and services. Ontologies and related metadata provide the technological backbone for these semantic technologies that gain more and more relevance also in commercial settings, for example for information integration, search and retrieval. The talk will discuss various recent developments in the area of ontology and metadata management. As a starting point we present Semantic Mediawiki - an extension of the well-established Mediawiki platform that runs Wikipedia - for the large-scale collaborative generation of semantic metadata. We also show how simple semantic...
Intro to the Semantic Web A short introduction to the semantic web. All source material is on the Digital Bazaar wiki:
What is the future of semantic search? Magico from London, UK asks: "What is the future of semantic search?"
Semantic HTML and Skinnable CSS (Joe Sondow) Java Posse Roundup 2009 Lightning Talk Joe gives us a quick demonstration of the power of CSS, and points us to a couple of useful and interesting web sites.
The Semantic Web In this interview PhD student at DERI Galway, Eyal Oren, presents his view of the Semantic Web. Using simple and concise explanations Eyal explains how the Semantic Web will work with the current Web and how data on the Web will be used more efficiently. He also introduces the viewer to the Semantic Desktop one of the projects he is currently working on and discusses the project procedure at DERI
Perceptual Image/Video Segmentation and Semantic... Google Tech Talks February 2, 2007 ABSTRACT We present a new approach for semantic image ***ysis that combines knowledge of human perception with an understanding of signal characteristics to segment natural scenes into perceptually uniform regions, and then uses the region statistics to extract semantic information that can be used for intelligent and efficient image organization and retrieval. Our focus is on images of natural scenes. One of the challenges of this problem is that the statistical characteristics of perceptually uniform regions are spatially-varying due to effects of lighting, perspective, scale changes, etc. We present a new adaptive perceptual color-texture segmentation...
Semantic Web, combining the Web with artificial intelligence [Research on Semantic Web, combining the Web with artificial intelligence] Takahira Yamaguchi's research group is studying the Semantic Web, which combines the Web and artificial intelligence. In the Semantic Web, software can be made to understand the meaning of Web pages, by adding headings called metadata to Web pages. The key technology for achieving this next-generation Semantic Web is called ontologies. Q. To put it simply, ontologies are like electronic dictionaries that enable software to understand the meaning of words. This research has been pursued not in the Internet field, but independently of the Internet, in the field of artificial intelligence. Yamaguchis group has developed a tool for semi-automatic construction from text to ontology, and released it as an open source program. Q. When such ontologies are constructed, they can be used to achieve Q&A systems using ***ysis engines, which are not possible with the current Internet. Suppose a user asks, for example, What is the average price of a condo in Tokyo? Were developing a system where the answer can be calculated using data and ontologies to give a reply automatically. In addition, Yamaguchis group is researching Semantic Robot Services. These combine the Semantic Web and robots, so several robots can collaborate while considering various things. Q. At present, the Internet is used mainly by searching, but as the next stage of processing, I think theres a lot of routine work; for example, when ...
Demo of a Semantic Web Portal This demo shows how a Semantic Web could look like that is dynamically created by an automatic semantic ***ysis and not limited by semantic web standards. People could search much more efficient and explore the web by dynamic links following their individual interests. Thie example is based on the iQser GIN Plattform, a flexible semantic middleware.
Why Semantics? In this short interview,PhD student Ratnesh Sahay gives his view on why we need Semantics and on how computers are evolving as humans evolve.
Semantic Web Google Tech Talks May 25, 2007 ABSTRACT The Semantic Web is a field aiming a the creation, deployment, and interoperation of machine readable data on the Internet. In the talk we present some projects in DERI on Semantic Web technologies - notably Semantic Interlinking of Online Community sites, Social Semantic Collaborative Filtering, and ActiveRDF, a library for Browsing, programming and navigating Semantic Web data. The SIOC (Semantic Interlinking of Online Communities) project  is an effort aiming at establishing and deploying a metadata vocabulary for interlinking and connecting distributed conversation on blogs, bulletin boards, and mailing lists. The vocabulary has been implemented...
Web 3.0 part 1 A documentary by Kate Ray () The Problem The Vision The Critics
The Semantic Web - Nigel Shadbolt Feb. 20, 2010: The Semantic Web Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton, Web Science Research Initiative For more information about Nigel Shadbolt:
VUE - Map Based Searching and Semantic ***ysis Screencast VUE, the Visual Understanding Environement, is a free and open source tool for visualizing data. This video tutorial looks at how to use VUE to ***yze the contents of a web page and begin constructing a map based on that ***ysis, bringing in various resources including your Zotero collections, RSS Feeds, and data from other repositories like the New York Times Article API, ad Flickr. This tutorial explains how to bring together many of the features discussed in our other screencasts.
Semantic Search Explained This video is one of a series which explains some of the research being carried out at DERI, NUI Galway. This video explains how semantic search technologies will make easier to find specific information on the Web and allow this information to be conveniently shared.
The Semantic Web of Data Tim Berners-Lee
Making the Semantic Web Accessible to the Casual User Google Tech Talks June, 26 2008 ABSTRACT The Semantic Web presents the vision of a distributed, dynamically growing knowledge base founded on formal logic. Common users, however, seem to have problems even with the simplest Boolean expression. So how can we help users to query a web of logic that they do not seem to understand? One frequently proposed solution to address this problem is the use of natural language (NL) for knowledge specification and querying. We propose to regard formal query languages and NL as two extremes of a continuum, where semistructured languages lie somewhere in the middle. To evaluate what degree of structuredness casual users prefer, we introduce four query interfaces, each at a different point in the continuum, and evaluate the users' preference and their query performance in a study with 48 subjects. The results of the study reveal that while the users dislike the constraints of a fully structured formal query language they also seem at a loss with the freedom of a full NLP approach. This suggests that restricted query languages will be preferred by casual users because of their guidance effect, mirroring findings from social science theory on human activity in general. Speaker: Prof. Bernstein Abraham Bernstein is a full Professor at the Department of Information Technology (Institut für Informatik) of the University of Zurich. He conducts research on various aspects of supporting dynamic (intra- and inter-) organizational processes. His ...
25c3: Privacy in the social semantic web Speaker: Jan Torben Social networks based on XMPP Thank you all for your feedback. I currently register some hacking space on so we can have a mailing list and maybe a wiki! please contact me at: jan.heuer uni- In the last years the static web has moved towards an interactive web -- often referred to as the web2.0. People collaboratively write articles in online encyclopedias like Wikipedia or self-portray themselves with profiles in social networks like Myspace. Delicious allows people to tag their bookmarks and share them with friends. Twitter is a short status message service to tell friends what you're doing right now. The diversity of applications attracts a huge amount of users and the application can be used from any computer. However, many people have privacy concerns with such applications but the advantages and features often outweigh them. Instead of arguing against such services we rather propose an alternative architecture based on the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol XMPP. Within a social network, members can link with each other in order to create a personal network of friends. Often, the number of friends is a kind of "social status" and displayed on a person's profile page. This community aspect attracts a lot of users, especially those who are technically not very experienced. Other social applications don't focus on linking with other members in the first place but allow their users to tag and share special content-types ...
SPLD (Semantic Pragmatic Language Disorder) A short video that describes the true life struggle of an innocent victim, with a learning difficulty that literally has no cure. But the question remains is that despite knowing all this, to whom or where does he seek help?
The Semantic Web and Drupal, part 1 A brief overview of the Semantic Web and a review of the features that Drupal users can expect in Drupal 7 core and contrib, with a look at features on the horizon.