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

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:07:03 +0000
To: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
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Good stuff.

But I am sitting here waiting for Martin Hepp to tell us that the Good Relations stuff is the way these businesses should be publicising themselves.
It is disappointing that in this field of all, we should be gathering such stuff together, either by hand, or in a Semantic Wiki.
At the worst, it should be possible for this harvester to gather this information by being given RDF from the root web page.
I tried doing the usual curl -i -H "Accept: application/rdf+xml" on quite a few of them (the most obvious ones), and fundamentally got 200 plus a bunch of pure html.
With one exception, which gave me RDFa as well.

Pretty sad, I would say, if all we can do is gather this into a web page, and then start thinking about doing something else - surely our society and technology is better than that!


On 21 Dec 2010, at 12:12, Riccardo Tasso wrote:

Why don't we use a semantic wiki?

There are interesting properties to understand, such as the place where the company resides, the years of foundation and so on...


On 20/12/2010 23:06, Michael F Uschold wrote:

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 us.

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 include

  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<mailto: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 Fensel
Director STI Innsbruck
University Innsbruck
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

Hugh Glaser,
              Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia
              School of Electronics and Computer Science,
              University of Southampton,
              Southampton SO17 1BJ
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