I get tired of HTML and text in only natural language, I get tired of ftp, I also get tired of careful maintenance of my all online resources: Public BBS, Academic Notes, …. , and this homepage. It’s even hard for myself to find useful topics in the homepage, as it becomes bigger and bigger.
It’s time for semantic integration and some intelligence.
I’m trying to build a new site based on Semantic Web. Technologically, it’s a wiki system with the support of a controlled ontology, and some code work to convert old homepage into wiki pages. It will be ready probably in this month.
This year at ISWC, when we worked on the metadata, we have a Data Consuming task force to develop tools that can browse/visualize the data many different ways, e.g., faceted browser, filter browser and mobile browser.
As soon as we have the basic dataset published, we immediately get feedback from people on off-the-shelf tools that can work with the data. The list is quickly growing. I collected the screen shots of some working instances (including tools the metadata committee has built) in a slides. I have no doubt that the number “15″ will be changed when the main conference begins …. in 2.5 hours! So expect some updates very quick.
At ISWC 2010, there are several on-going efforts to leverage Twitter data. Some ones that I’m aware of are:
Joshua Shinavier has helped to build a triple store (powered by AllegroGraph) that contains tweets related to the conference, along with basic ISWC metadata. Here is an example of SPARQLing with the triple store (details about tweets with tag #iswc2010 and #iswc). More examples and guide on how to use the triple store will be out soon.
Below is an announcement I just sent for the ISWC2010 Metadata.
Dear SWers and LODers
ISWC2010 is around the corner and we are very excited about the coming week!
As in previous years, ISWC 2010 provides its basic metadata in RDF. The dataset gives details about authors, organizers, papers, events (e.g., sessions and talks), and some mappings to other linked data. The data is freely available at http://data.semanticweb.org/conference/iswc/2010, and can be downloaded as a single RDF file. There is a SPARQL endpoint  for this dataset, as well as for some previous ISWC/ESWC/WWW conferences. For more details about access, please refer .