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Ann: Sindice - first public beta

From: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 02:04:18 +0000
Message-ID: <210271540711051804v3688d1dbu8840038a539d91a@mail.gmail.com>

We are extremely proud to announce today the first beta version of
Sindice, a Semantic Web Search Engine centered on indexing and ranking
online RDF data sources.

Sindice is focused on scalability: most of the Semantic Web, to the
best of our knowledge, is already indexed (currently 11M documents).
Sindice includes big datasets like DBLP in RDF, DBPedia, Geonames,
Uniprot, plenty of FOAF and more.

Lots of data to index?

Sindice manages big datasets the smart way. You can easily create a
Sitemap using the Semantic Sitemap Extension [1] which Sindice then
accepts to process huge databases quickly and without overloading your
server.

Data changes frequently?

Sindice is live! Ping us and see your Semantic Web source indexed
within 15 minutes.

Ontology Import and Reasoning at Web Scale!

Sindice does Web scale, online reasoning: for each source, it will
recursively resolve, compose and reason on top of all the related
ontologies. Because of this we can accurately index things like
document labels, Inverse Functional Properties and others
independently for each RDF file published on the Semantic Web.

Applications:

* As an application developer, you can use our scalable API to
serendipitously find data on the Semantic Web: find sources and
automatically ping us with your data to make sure that it is found by
others!
* As a Semantic Web user, it is already pretty useful to find
appropriate URIs around. Please read well: no excuses now for minting
yet more URIs for SW people :)

Credits:

The results are achieved thanks to the ideas and dedication of the
Sindice Beta 0 team Eyal Oren, Renaud Delbru, Michele Catasta and
Giovanni Tummarello.

Sindice is made possible thanks to the investment from the DERI
Galway, supported by the Science Foundation Ireland (www.sfi.ie).

Sindice is available at http://www.sindice.com . Project blog is
available at http://blog.sindice.com

[1] http://sw.deri.org/2007/07/sitemapextension/
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