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Re: a list of companies active in the semantic technology area

From: Michael F Uschold <uschold@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:06:42 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTim=aRaxT7cJ0AvujjTFH4bwoSt9iwhMgV2WqM+d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org, Dave McComb <mccomb@semanticarts.com>, Simon Robe <simonr@semanticarts.com>

This is a fabulous idea.  There is at least on major shortcoming: you forgot
to include the company I work for (Semantic Arts
<http://semanticarts.com>:-)).  I'll make sure you get an entry from

Seriously, I'm delighted to see this happen.  I do wonder how you may
attempt to draw the line that defines "semantic technology".  There will
always be grayness. If it is too broad, the usefulness of this list could
decrease. That could be ameliorated by a rich set of semantic technology
categories, so a person could focus on a particular technology are, or
ignore other ones. I.e one facet could be 'type of technology" which could

   1. NLP, with sub-categories including sentiment analysis
   2. Triple stores
   3. Latent-semantic technology
   4. etc...

I look forward to seeing this in the linked data cloud!


On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Dieter Fensel <dieter.fensel@sti2.at>wrote:

> Dear all,
> we started to collect a list of companies active in the semantic technology
> area.
> A first draft is at http://semantic-technology-companies.sti2.at/
> Obviously this list is biased and severely incomplete. Also one may want
> to add more details on the specifics of the mentioned companies. Here is
> were I ask your help. Could you please post me (or to the list if you
> think it is of immediate general interest) any information on missing
> companies
> or important details on the ones listed. Also if you know similar
> initiatives
> please drop me a note. So please apologize for the lack of completeness but
> it
> is an invitation to jointly improve this list.
> In the long term we want to establish a repository of semantic technology
> vendors. Obviously we plan more advanced interaction and semantics
> for future versions of this web site. For the moment, it is only the data
> that matter. If you want to cooperate on the repository aspect
> you are more than welcome to contact me, too. Yes, we may want
> to "eat our own dog food" no matter how many (definitely being different)
> dogs we have.
> Thank you for your help,
> Dieter
> ---------------------------------
> Dieter Fensel
> Director STI Innsbruck
> University Innsbruck
> http://www.sti-innsbruck.at/
> phone: +43-512-507-6488/5
> fax: +43-512-507-9872

Michael Uschold, PhD
   Senior Ontology Consultant, Semantic Arts
   LinkedIn: http://tr.im/limfu
   Skype: UscholdM
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