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From: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 15:18:06 +0100
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To: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>


For those of you around London on Wednesday, Alexandre Passant will
give a seminar at Queen Mary.


Dear all,
At 16:00 on Wednesday 16th July, Alexandre Passant will present a
seminar on "Social music meets the Semantic Web".
The seminar will take place in room 105 in the Electronic Engineering
Department, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1
4NS. Directions of how to get to Queen Mary are available at
http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/research/seminars/ as are details of future
seminars. The room is under access control, so people from outside QM
will need to contact C4DM to get in - the lab phone number is +44
(0)20 7882 7986 and if I'm not available, anyone else in the lab
should be able to help. If you are coming from outside Queen Mary's,
please let me know, so I can make sure no-ones stuck outside the
All are welcome to attend. If you wish to be added to / removed from
our mailing list, please send me an email and I'll be happy to do so.
Next seminar:
Social music meets the Semantic Web
Alexandre Passant
LaLIC, Université Paris-Sorbonne, France
In this talk, we will describe various ways to enhance music-related
Web 2.0 services and their content thanks to Semantic Web
technologies. We will describe some features of Web 2.0 services that
could be improved and will explain how the Semantic Web can help to
provide advanced services to end-users .
Especially, we will see how the FOAF vocabulary can be used to model
social networking on those websites and how SIOC and MOAT can be used
to let people publish and tag their content (blog posts, wiki
pages...) in a machine-readable way. We will also emphasise on the
Linking Open Data project, that provides open, inter-linked and
machine-understandable data from existing services as Wikipedia, and
will see how it could be related to the previous points. Moreover, we
will emphasis how this additional level of knowledge representation
about music-related information on the Web can be used to provide new
ways to suggest new content, music and events.
Alexandre Passant is a Ph.D. student at LaLIC, Université
Paris-Sorbonne, France. He is currently also affiliated with EDF R&D.
His research mainly focuses on relationships between the Semantic Web
and Web 2.0.
He is involved in the SIOC project, a standard way to model social
media websites meta-data on the Semantic Web, as a co-author of the
specification and editor of related documents, accepted as a W3C
submission in 2007. He is also co-founder of the MOAT project, which
goal is to provide machine-readable representation of tags, tagging,
and their related meaning, in order to solve some of the limits of
free-tagging and let tagged content enters the Semantic Web. Finally,
he's also interested in related aspects of this convergence as
lightweight ontologies (like FOAF), interlinking corporate Web 2.0
data thanks to Semantic Web technologies, ontology population using
Semantic Wikis, and semantic search engines based on the previous
If you'd like to present a seminar at C4DM, please get in touch, and
we'll see what we can do.
Steve Welburn
Centre for Digital Music (C4DM)
Electronic Engineering Department
Queen Mary, University of London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7986
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7997
C4DM Web-site : http://www.elec.qmul.ac.uk/digitalmusic/index.html
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