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From: Christian Ehrlich <christian.ehrlich@ontos.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:33:08 +0200
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Dear all, 

Please note that Ontos is about to integrate its news portal
[http://news.ontos.com] into the Linked Data Cloud. Ontos' GUIDs for objects
are now dereferencable - the resulting RDF contains owl:sameAs-attributes to
DBpedia, Freebase and others (check e. g. the entry for Barack Obama

Within the portal Ontos crawls news articles from diverse online sources,
uses its cutting-edge NLP technology to extract facts (objects and relations
between them), merges these information with existing ones and stores them
including respective references to the original news article - all of this
fully automatically. Facts from Ontos' portal are accessible via a RESTful
HTTP API. Fetching data is free - in order to receive an API key, developers
have to register (e-mail address only!) at Ontos' homepage

For humans Ontos provides a search interface at http://www.ontosearch.com.
It allows to look-up objects in the database and viewing respective
summaries in HTML or RDF.

The generated RDF does currently contain a small part of existing
information (e. g. no article references yet) and owl:sameAs is only
supported for Persons and Organizations. Ontos will extend the respective
content step-by-step.

Any tests with our API as well as comments are highly appreciated.


Christian Ehrlich
Ontos AG

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Received on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 12:08:59 UTC

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