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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



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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