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Re: Sindice.com end of support and "history"

From: Giovanni Tummarello <g.tummarello@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:05:41 +0100
Message-ID: <CAHHRs7hwAwo4JCeJt-A9waH19rXqLfWuhDBqtVGSjeO_Qgam4Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Semantic Web at W3C <semantic-web@w3.org>, Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>
Thanks for the mails and comments.

Apologies for the broken link at the moment, for now please refer to google
cache. [1]

While we work to resolve the issue, our management asks us to clarify that
the team departure from Sindice.com, does not necessarily mean the end the
project.

Best
Giovanni


[1]
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:09H7ZzKW8AcJ:blog.sindice.com/2014/04/28/end-of-support-for-sindice-com-history-and-legacy/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk


On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 6:28 PM, Giovanni Tummarello <g.tummarello@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> the Sindice team announces today the end of the support of the Sindice.com
> service. Effective late March we have put the service in “read only” mode.
> Maintenance on our side will continue until August 30th.
>
> With the launch in 2012 of Schema.org, Google and others have effectively
> embraced the vision of the “Semantic Web”. With the RDFa standard, but now
> even more with JSON-LD, richer and richer markup is becoming more and more
> popular on websites. While there might not be public web data “search
> apis”, large collections of crawled data (pages <http://commoncrawl.org/>
>  and RDF <http://webdatacommons.org/>) exist today which are made
> available on cloud computing platforms for easy analysis with your favorite
> big data paradigm.
>
> Even more interestingly, the technology of Sindice.com has been made
> available in several projects maintained either as open source (see the
> blog post) or commercially supported by the team, now transitioned to the
> Sindice LTD company, AKA SindiceTech <http://sindicetech.com/>.
>
> For example, the Sindice.com main search engine, Siren, for is now
> available at http://sirendb.com .
>
> We recommend the community looks at it for what we believe to be
> unparalleled search capabilities on rich semistructured data (e.g. Json/XML
> and or text enhanced with entity descriptions or relational data).
>
> It has been quite a journey for us, and given there is no single summary
> anywhere we thought we’d take this occasion to write and share it. For
> “historical” reasons and as a way to glimpse at future directions of this
> field and technologies.
>
> The Sindice.com Founders
>
> Dr. Giovanni Tummarello & Dr. Renaud Delbru
>
> http://blog.sindice.com/2014/04/28/end-of-support-for-
> sindice-com-history-and-legacy/
>
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