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Re: Introducing Semgel, a semantic database app for gathering & analyzing data from websites

From: Harish Kumar M. <harish@semgel.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:02:47 +0530
Message-ID: <CAN11D0k=gy5k3VjjUbCo0CQ1TWeB2TGEFCo2A_VMDCAS1mYCgw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>
Hello again,

I noticed that a lot of you were not using "quick start" approach I had
mentioned in the earlier mail. By going to the link below, you don't need
to signup. Just
- go to the link http://semgel.com/data/segment/sg11100-product-search
- scroll down and click on *"Analyze Now" *to get started with one click.
(You could try out other product categories as well.)

Also, if you are wondering how we are leveraging semweb concepts, here are
a few pointers
- all entities like companies, investors etc are given uri's
- when companies have common investors or are competitors to each other,
they are automatically "merged" to create a seamless database

The long term objective is to do this across websites - ie harness the web
of data that backs the web of pages. Right now for instance, we me can
automatically merge data grabbed from crunchbase and data grabbed from
linkedin public profiles if the crunchbase person profile has a link to the
the linkedin profile. Full support for RDFa and LinkedData is part of the
roadmap.

Harish.

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM, Harish Kumar M. <harish@semgel.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I would like to introduce Semgel (http://semgel.com), an web app that we
> are building for gathering and analyzing data from websites. The
> application is based on semweb technologies (rdf, owl, triple stores etc)
> and as such might of interest to this group.
>
> The core application is generic - it can consume any kind of rdf/owl data.
> However, to show case the technology, we dicided to pick one source
> (crunchbase) to demo the capabilities of the product.
>
> Semgel allows you to search crunchbase.com for companies, investors and
> people and instantly create databases by grabbing one or more of these
> entities. Grabbing corresponds to adding all the data present on the
> crunchbase page for that entity into the database.
>
> Users can then explore and analyze this data in a intuitive manner. We
> support filtering, drilling (parallax style), visualization and even simple
> expressions. We have tried to innovate and make the most the fact that we
> have a graph-model backing all of this instead of the traditional
> relational-model.
>
> Do take a look at the app. I would be delighted if you can offer us any
> kind of feedback on the application. I would also be very happy to hear
> from you if you see a opportunity to partner with us in this context.
>
> Thanks,
> Harish
>
> *Links*
> site : http://semgel.com
> videos & documentation : http://semgel.com/help.jsp
> quick start : http://semgel.com/data/segment/sg11100-product-search- scroll down and click on "Analyze Now" to get started straight away.
>
Received on Thursday, 19 July 2012 14:33:20 UTC

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